This year is fast dwindling. I need to start working on my first quarterlies this week, all the while getting everyone to their activities and classes and jobs on time. Which is why it's nice to know that the when the rare free day appears, I can plan a field trip at the spur of the moment. We did manage to go apple picking this year, although it was a bit too early for buying pumpkins. I'm sure I'll regret that decision later this week.