Quiet days in our neck of the woods.
Fall seems to be in the air.
There have been several cool, gray days this week.
I don't mind.
I sleep when I can and Mom keeps me going with cups of chai tea.
She has been cooking favorites of mine. Tonight we are having chicken and dumplings.
This meal is total comfort food for me. It brings back my childhood of fall and winter days in Eastern Oregon. The smell of the wood stove being lit for the first time in the fall, chopping kindling, and raking leaves into big piles for jumping in. The carrots, celery, onions, and chicken topped with fluffy dumplings...mmmmmm, to die for.
All is well in other things. Elijah spends hours with Pops building towers out of blocks and having books read to him. Evelyn sleeps and eats. The rest of us just follow along.