Thursday, October 21, 2010

This Time of Year

An Apple A Day

Sweet and pleasant October...where are you going in such a hurry?
You just arrived on my doorsteps and greeted me with a cool umber feeling of gracefulness.
I have set about putting on a festive face with pumpkins, pinecones, candles of cinnamon and spice, and the colors of autumn. And now the season of gratitude is soon upon us…A time to reflect and be ever so thankful for our many blessings. Although I am truly thankful 24/7…November is our gentle reminder that we should stop and consider where we would be without our Heavenly Father and all that He has given us… It’s a time to gather with our precious families and friends and share our bounty.

Time seems to be fleeting from…day to day…month to month. I look back with wonder and question where August and September have gone. I look back and reflect on what I did, what I accomplished, what I learned.

All is good...
All is well.

And before I know it, that Thanksgiving turkey will be slapping me up side the head with his big drumstick and it will be Christmas. A holiday that I love and it will be special this year because my little family will be here at home…so up with the tree and the many decorations! The meal has to be planned out, lists made, notes posted, hints made, prayers said and a birthday celebration for Him. I even did a little on-line shopping today for some gifts. Shhhhh…secrets are to be kept!
Now I’m looking forward…not back. Each day holds precious time that should be well spent.

So what have I been up to? Well I

...Baked a homemade carrot cake, my Mama’s recipe…YuMmY!

...Helped Jackie put up a white cottage style fence near our turn-around

...Picked the garden, it’s the time of year for greens

...Shopped on-line for Christmas gifts

...Have been working in the yard and flower beds…never ending

...Am trying to read “Where the Heart is” when I find time

...Cleaned the ceiling fans….Ugggggh! Now that they have stopped, I see the dust!

...Am getting ready for a family reunion and 2 Birthday parties this weekend.

...Am praying for Holly and her MIL as they travel from New Orleans to Las Vegas by car. Holly is going to help drive and keep her MIL company before flying back to NOLA…all in 4 days!

...Am doing all that everyday stuff too that has to be done everyday! haha

I hope you are getting into the holiday spirit!


Holly said...

Thanks for the prayers. Think of me while your at the Birthday parties! Wish we could be there! Cant wait to see the fence :)

Kathleen Grace said...

Each day is to be treasured, and sometimes all we need to do is remember that:>) I'm looking forward to Christmas too, this year has flown so quickly though, I want to slow down the days between now and Christmas!

Char said...

sounds like fun...except for cleaning the fans. i loved where the heart is.

Julie Harward said...

Yes, where has October gone? We took one week and went on vacation but it still seems like it flew out with the wind! I hate cleaning the fans too! ;D

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Sounds like you're having fun, though, with all the busyness.

Carolyn said...

Ahhh, you are so right! Seems we were just throwing our windows open to sweet October to let the fresh air in (after being closed up so long from the heat) and now will be closing them for November. Time flies way too fast for my liking! :)

Christmas shopping? You're amazing! :)

Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

Carolyn said...

oh my goodness, as i was typing previous post and about to exit..."you made me cry" started playing from your playlist! I love that song....I loved that movie!! I cannot remember the name of the movie though...

thank you! :D

Sares said...

You've been busy Cora! I love the changing of each season and holiday too. Each one holds it's own special traditions and sentiments. Christmas is ALWAYS to favorite holiday and Fall the favorite season. You would think they would be at the same time! But it spreads the joy around and makes it last longer!

Cinner said...

Glad your family will be home for the holidays, have a great weekend. you seem to busy, think of you often, take care, c

Christina said...

dang those ceiling fans. : ) i love your apple pic.

Angie Berry said...

November has always been my most favorite month of all... well, since I've been an adult. When I was a child, it was December. =] It seems to me that nowadays people are more thankful in this month than any other. I so wish everyone could see how truly blessed they are all year long and not just in a thankful month. You know what I mean? That's why I enjoy coming to your blog so much. No matter what is going on in your life, you know you are blessed and you praise God for it all. It's so uplifting to me. Bless you, dear friend~