At the very top of that list are Apples! Six years ago my parents planted apple trees in their backyard and this year was their first big crop of fruit. My three girls were so excited to go help Grandpa pick his apples and Grandma turn them into applesauce to enjoy all winter long. I sneaked (because “snuck” is apparently not a word) a few apples into my bag to turn into Sweet Potato Apple Muffins and then sat back to watch my kids enjoy a good time with their grandparents.
The thing is, I have really great parents, which means my kids have really great grandparents. I know I have grown up to be a much bigger headache than they ever imagined as they were straightening my teeth, hauling me to and from piano lessons, and forking out all that money for a small private college on the East coast. I was raised well and I sailed into adulthood with high hopes and big dreams.
Sometimes I wonder if I’ll ever find the wind again. Sometimes I wonder if I’ve turned out to be a big disappointment. [Read More...]