Good gravy, it seems as thou I took a two-month writing sabbatical.
Let me catch you up, Cliff Notes style.
Grandgirlies (and parents) came to visit and it was glorious. I tried to memorize every single laugh & giggle.
While holding hands and jumping off a curb at Pike Place Market, I didn’t land as gracefully as the spry 6-year-old. Nothing broken, however, I did have to stay on the sofa for 14 days. You read that correctly, the doctor actually told me (my words, not hers) that I would have to stitch, read and crochet for 14 days!
Needless to say, I crocheted 5 hats, read all my library books and stitched a beautiful pillow in time for Christmas. Also, the stars aligned and I put in the final stitch of my “And a Forest Grew” piece.
We received one of the all-time best photos of two grandsons who fell asleep.
On the 31st we carved pumpkins, gave the chickens pumpkin guts and welcomed 70 trick or treaters.
We pulled, plucked and dug the last of our carrots, tomatoes and 46 pounds of beautiful potatoes.
Yesterday, we enjoyed a fun and happy bike ride through the swirling November leaves.
As we turned our clocks back yesterday, we always remember our family’s best time-change story of all time.
It was the “Spring ahead” time change, our boys were teenagers. As we did every single Sunday, we were headed to church. I gotta tell ya, getting two teenage boys out of bed and upbeat about attending church didn’t always happen smoothly. (Just being honest here.) We were cutting it close to the opening hymn. The parking lot was already filled with cars. So we parked, quickly walked inside and slipped into an open pew. The song that was being sung was the CLOSING benediction song!
We respectfully left after the song was played, silently walked to our minivan, got in and Dad said, “we are going out to breakfast”. We all BURST into LAUGHTER. Best conversation breakfast of all time. hahaha
In this together. Hope all is well in your neck of the woods.
Happy Fall Y’all.