Pumpkin Time

In the weekend of the 16th of october we visited Jenny's Mother and Grandmother in Louisville with my parents, who came to visit us in NY for one week. It turned out to be a great weekend. It was really nice to see more of where Jenny grew up and to spend time with her mother. We went to a pumkin farm, that was a bizare experiance for me and my parents since it turned out to be a real popular thing to do amongst the locals. So we got a real good look at the other America. The farm was nice but strange. They drove us to a field ( on the back of a tractor) and then you could pick a pumkin, wich they dumped there in the morning. It was a strange sight to see poeple scavaging a field looking for the best pumkin in the midle of nowhere, almost as if we were in a country with a food shortage. It was great to see Louisville since it makes you understand America much better, or it makes you realize once again how different NY is from other cities in America.

The rest of the week my parents spent in NY, and left the folowing Saturday. Time flies by, but I had a great time seeing my parents again.


Welcome October!

So, finally we are in the 10th month of the year. Is it at this point that the year feels over or was that in September? Either way, 2005 sounds crazy!

Cat update: Meisje got fixed last week and is now sporting a shaved belly and a war wound. Poor girl. We hope she recovers well.

Friday we met up with Kathy who has been living in Basel, Switzerland for the last year and is returning in a few days for another year. I was nervous when I laid out a cheese and crackers snack and the cheese was only a cheap brand cheddar. Oh well. She didn't seem to mind, but did tell some good fondue stories. We went to DuMont again (2nd time for us, first time for her) and ate in the garden this time. So nice. We sat next to a table of 4 Dutch people and Erik enjoying secretly listening to their conversation all night. It must be fin to go culturally undercover.

This weekend has been filled with satisfying errand running. Grocery, laundry, returning a blender that was missing a part, emailing friends, organizing around the house. It feels great to get this stuff done and prepare for the week ahead. We even went to TARGET!!!!!! (I think my heart beats faster just thinking of this amazing place).

This morning I made the huge seasonal step of bringing out the duvet! I can't wait for it to be cold enough that I actually get to use it.