1.  O.K…..I may write less about my parents because it’s just too damn depressing.  That being said, my parents and I are off to see a neurosurgeon for my mother tomorrow morning…..and  I won’t even TRY to tell you about the billion of appointments for her on Tuesday…..

2.  So….when we went to Lenscrafters the other day—to pick out Owen’s glasses—I had not had a particularly good day.  I had just heard about my father trying to choke someone for god’s sake and I wasn’t in the best of moods….  However…it DID NOT help when the Lenscrafter guy who waited on us said, "Oh, are you the grandparents"  I was too irritable to be pleasant about it….I just looked at him and said, "uh…….no."

3.  I am SO excited that I bought a goldfinch feeder and I have………GOLDFINCHES!!!  They are gorgeous!

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4.  Owen’s pumpkin vines have taken over the whole friggin yard.  The first pumpkins picked are small but we have some BIG ones coming…..

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5.  The firepit had its official inauguration tonight—-it was just cool enough and we toasted marshmallows and hotdogs…and told ghost stories……

Ricky, Owen and Leo:

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6.  more to tell but it will have to wait….got a couple of guys who need to be tossed into bed…..

Thoughts?