The kids are back in school and the temps are starting to drop. I was talking with someone the other day about how much longer Charles and I would live here. I mentioned that our contract was extended until at least May of next year, at which time we'll find out whether or not there's another project for us. My acquaintance mentioned that we would get another Dutch spring, which is nice. He then tried to tell me that autumn in the Netherlands is also nice.
My humble opinion? He's wrong. Fall in the Netherlands is one thing: a depressing harbinger of Dutch winter, which itself is dark and useless. It doesn't even usually bother to get cold enough to be called proper winter.
Even if I agreed with this person that fall in the Netherlands is nice, it would still have nothing on autumn in Michigan. The leaves in peak color, the air, the light, the football, the cider mills.
Charles and I combined two of our favorite things from home last Saturday: Michigan football on the Slingbox/Replay combo (thanks again, Erik & Julie!) and doughnuts. HOMEMADE CIDER DOUGHNUTS. I didn't get my hopes up because, really, we don't have that much experience with our deep fryer. But the result? TASTY TASTY DOUGHNUTS.
Did I mention the tasty? You are jealous.