we all have colds

& little coughs and sniffles

yet…

the 60 papers are graded
its the weekend and my writing hiatus is coming to an end
a stack of favorite poetry books await
my parents are on their way to see little zu
bryan&i have datenight tomorrow night (!!)

and the fall leaves are turning gloriously here. acorns and leaf-rains make zu giggle and lift up her arms in amazement. what a beautiful season.