Lately all I’ve talked about is my husband’s surgery … and while his recovery has pretty much CONSUMED our lives as such, we are enjoying the lovely weather and the beautiful trees that this October has brought us!
Due to the drought in Missouri this summer, it was possible that the trees wouldn’t be as colorful as usual (guess water and foliage are connected somehow?!) … but we are still getting quite a show here in the Land of the Ozarks.
This past Saturday, my kids and I were invited to a birthday party. And as Daniel assured me he’d be fine for a few hours, we went … and while I really just wanted to stay in my jammies all day, I was glad we made the effort. It was good for the kids to get out and play … and it was nice for me to be among friends. The kids played outside as much as possible since the day was so gorgeous, and MiMi entertained herself, just sitting under a tree, playing with leaves, watching the big kids.
I’ve noticed there are lots of fallen leaves to rake soon, and this lovely season will be over … and we’ll head into the season I dread most – WINTER Maybe we’ll get snowed in a lot!! That I do like!
BUT before we hit the gray, dreary days of winter, I do enjoy November too. Since 2009, I have hosted a “30 Days of Thanks” in November … and while I do this mainly for myself, to focus on the good things in my life and to remember my blessings, I invite others to join in – if not daily, then at least occasionally, if so inclined.