What a Month!

Playground.4Hi and Happy October.  I just noticed that I haven’t written at all this month.  Sheesh!  I can’t believe that is the third Monday of the month already.  Where has this time gone?

What have I been doing all month to keep me busy?  Let’s see, celebrating a boy’s birthday, having fall break fun and adventures, shopping, eating out, traveling to North Carolina for work and fun, spending time with family and friends, celebrating my mother’s birthday, watching a few movies, working on items for PTO, and so much more.

We just completed fall break and Ian is now back at school.  We had a great time but I took a break from the computer and just enjoyed being in the moment.  It was nice but also a bit strange.  We also had some computer and Internet issues that prompted some of it.  I did, however, start missing my writing.

I love October.  It is my favorite month of the year.  I got married this month and our son was also born this month.  And, it is the birthday of some other loved ones.  So, it is special. And, I love that it is the first month that actually feels like fall.

We enjoy the change in the weather, the chance to wear fuzzy socks again, jackets in the morning, the shorter days and changes in the colors of the leaves. And there is Halloween candy, dressing up, and baking treats. I also like soups, chili, pumpkin spice cookies, pumpkin bread, bonfires, football, and baseball playoffs.

All in all, it is a great month and one that I look forward each year.  You may be wondering about today’s photo.  The photo challenge for today is Tree.  I took this photo last fall and thought it would be great for today.  It is very much fall — after the leaves have fallen off the trees.

Today I am thankful for:

  • A fabulous fall break
  • Taking many photos during our time off
  • Having time at home to relax
  • Holiday creamers for my coffee
  • Extra cuddles in the morning
  • Celebrating my loved ones
  • Fuzzy socks
  • Soup for dinner
  • Reading and relaxing
  • The return of our regular routine

I wonder what adventures this week will bring?  I cannot wait to find out.  Have a great one!

What a Month!

cropped-sany0235.jpgThe past four weeks have been busy, busy. I can’t believe how long it has been since I have written.  Have you missed me?  I have missed you!

First, we had two weeks of sleet, freezing rain, snow, and very cold weather.  In two weeks, there were only 2 days of school. At first the snow days were fun, but then things got old and tedious and there were a few issues to deal with.

Then the rains came and didn’t seem to let up for a few days.  Rain and all of the melting snow caused some flooding. Then we had lots of water and mud around the yard. Mud and muck and messy shoes.

Then after all of that, we had a few days of school but then ended up getting sick.  Between the three of us, we have had fevers, ear infections, and bronchitis. Because of that, we missed Ian’s Cub Scout banquet and parties.  That was a bummer, but nothing could be done about it.

Now, we are FINALLY feeling better and life is getting back to normal.  It’s not been easy but there finally is light at the end of the tunnel. YEAH!

Life if never dull, is it?  I just hope that things start settling down for us again. My plan is to write again more regularly this week. Just hope that will be what actually happens!  Until then, take care.