It's arrived. No, not Christmas. Fall. The season I have been waiting for for almost a year. J. left for training and deployment in the fall of last year. I have always thought that I would feel "over the hump" of this deployment when Summer was over, and the chaos that Fall brings filled up my calendar once again.
Hence, the banner change. E. and I spent an afternoon this weekend counting and collecting (and dumping) acorns; it seemed like a fitting tribute to this milestone.
That was a good afternoon.
*Bloglines users: apologies in advance if tweaking the banner causes duplicate posts.