Wednesday, October 28, 2009

It's FALL in NC...

cool days,

crisp nights,

lots of pumpkins,

and colorful, falling leaves.

Maybe tonight we'll have a fire outside...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Reflections on a Word

I just finished typing out an email to an old friend...and, toward the end, I said something about her "grand stories." Then I stopped and reflected for a moment on just how much I love using the word, grand.

Maybe it strikes me as especially poignant today because Noah and I saw Where the Wild Things Are last night. That's a whole different matter, but grand seems to be the perfect word when describing certain wonderful and extraordinary things. Think, grand pumpkin (which to me, conjures up fabulous images of a giant thing, extra orange and extra rotund) or grand cup o' joe (which is what I'm getting ready to go's pretty much guaranteed to make my morning a little more, that's right, grand).