A fallen leaf is nothing more than a summer’s wave good-bye… The heat begins to sustain itself, balance. Like the equinox I am honoring. The teens leave, I remain. I want to be reflective but I’m just grateful to have had a summer. I thought I’d be long gone in March.
A family paradise: Do you avoid public spaces because you have active (read: loud) little ones? Curious where the heck the hamlet of Milton is? Then go to Frida’s Bakery & Cafe.
Sail to the Rondout Lighthouse, visit the Trevor Zoo and catch a film at the Four Brothers Drive-In
As we headed outside, summer temperatures and a rain-free day meant that none of us had shoes on. Suddenly I channeled John McLane, the lead character in Die Hard, who performed most of the movie with bare feet, including the brutal scene where he walks on broken glass. “Hey!” I shouted to my family. “Take your shoes!”
We clicked instantly. We laughed so much, like the time I sat down to rest against a wall during a beer festival, happily digesting my bratwurst, the now-empty paper plate by my side. A few people walked by me, said something that sounded kind even in German, bent down and threw some coins on my plate. I was puzzled. When Michi returned from getting us some soda (wink), I shared my confusion about what happened. She burst out laughing, gasping out, “They think you’re a bum!”
Hudson River Valley Rambles; classics for kids in Beacon; make paper and hunt mushrooms at Minnewaska
With a terminal disease, I am living my fullest life while keeping an eye on the not-so-distant future knowing that I won’t see my kids reach adulthood. Can one “cram” mothering?
Walkway hosts StarWalk with live astronaut on Friday night, Heroes’ Day at Hudson River Maritime Museum and more.
Free entry at Storm King Art Center, Family Day at Catskill Interpretive Center, Great Train Robbery
If you have ever been to my home, you would agree that it could be described as, “There appears to have been a struggle.” I don’t like housework: It’s tedious, it’s never done, and I would rather do literally anything else.