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!
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 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!