Here’s the thing

butternut squash empanadasThis week was hot here. Like, HOT. Hotter than it was, ever, all summer long. Hot like our windows are open and it is dark outside but instead of a sweet cool fall night tumbling in the door, we have this heat that is … ugh. It prickles my neck in an especially annoying way because, despite this stifling shimmering suffocating air, it is October. OCTOBER! Monday afternoon the guys stripped down to basically nothing (whether I joined them is nobody’s business) and then Jacob lay down on the floor in the kitchen and closed his eyes and said “I just want to feel this – this coldness on my back.”  Continue reading