That smile
Thursday October 12th 2017, 11:04 pm
Filed under: Family,Life

This morning was worse and the eyes burned constantly. One could only wonder whose house one was inhaling.

The OSH hardware store sent most of its N95-rated masks to the counties that needed them most. (The sign was at the drugstore.)

And then, some time in the afternoon, (graphs at the bottom in the link) the wind must have shifted and gradually it became clearer out–even if Beijing still had better air than our town did.

I’m wondering if every bit of yarn, every blanket and pillow, every rug and stitch of clothing is going to need to have the smoke smell washed out.

Then, when it all just seemed a bit much, the phone pings.

And Mathias and his mommy save the day.

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Oh that sweet face!

Comment by Jody 10.13.17 @ 1:02 am

Aw, look, he found his feet!

Comment by ccr in MA 10.13.17 @ 5:28 am

How sweet is that boy!!!

I’m glad you received the call and it boosted your spirits.

Please stay safe.

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 10.13.17 @ 5:48 am

That face can make anything better! What a sweetheart. I am a potter and have masks that I wear when mixing glazes. We have dug them out when inundated with smoke from the many wildfires we are plagued with. Essential pieces of safety equipment for more than one situation! Please stay safe!

Comment by chris 10.13.17 @ 6:16 am

Mathias is so jolly. Some babies just are, taking such delight in everyone and everything around them. Even though I know you are grateful to just be smelling smoke rather than to be evacuating in it, I’m glad you get this nice distraction.

Comment by twinsetellen 10.13.17 @ 6:20 pm

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