Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Friday, March 13, 2009

getting ready for a full weekend

This morning, Peter left for work with a cooler full of good food...fresh fruits and veg, a batch of lentil soup, a pan of lasagna, a block of Cabot sharp cheddar, naan bread, yogurt.  He will head straight from work to VT, where he will meet up with Lindsey and a carload of rural minded refugees from Boston.  This weekend they will all descend on the old apple orchard at the bottom of our property to do some pruning.  We are hoping the trees will appreciate this TLC and revive their fruit bearing energies!  I'm guessing a fair bit of Long Trail Ale will be enjoyed in the evenings, and there will be some geetar strummin' up on Braintree Hill.

In the meantime, I will be driving to La Guardia to fetch Hannah from a late night flight back from college for spring break.  

She'll get to sleep in as late as she wants, because Gretta and I will be out of the house by 6AM to attend the True Colors conference at UCONN. Gretta is an active member of the gay/straight alliance at her school, and a group of us are going to this wonderful conference again this year.  I love going along as a chaperone and being in the midst of kids who may be feeling safe for the very first time in their lives. I am also glad to be a "straight but not narrow" adult for these kids to talk with.  Our family have long been members of HRC, and are dedicated to standing firm against hatred.

And on Sunday, there will be NO alarm clocks going off at our house.  

P.S. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JANE!!!!!  The best is yet to come, no doubt about it, girl!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful weekend for everyone! I'd like to be in that tree pruning crew! Wait a minute, i still have my own branches brought down by wind to cut up and haul away to the brush pile...