We didn’t have much of a summer here in Portland & now it’s nearing time to usher in fall. I love fall, I really do. In fact, Eliot & I already have our Halloween costumes ready to go.

I was thinking today that last fall came & went with such stress & trauma that for a moment I couldn’t even picture Thanksgiving in my mind’s eye. It was blank. And then it came back, so much worry & tears & my brain is already trying to protect me. Thanks, brain.

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*Photos from Halloween 2010. E was a pumpkin & I was Minnie Mouse as a skeleton.