Friday, October 11, 2013

Flashback Friday

Perhaps this is why I cry so often these days...this is what I see every time I walk by the refrigerator.

I toyed with the idea of putting up a picture of him getting in trouble, 
but I don't think that would change anything.  I miss him like crazy.

Two weeks.  
I get to hug him two weeks from today!
I can't wait.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Ten on Tuesday or Remembering Veggie Tales

"...because a thankful heart is a happy heart...."

Because it's Tuesday, and in an effort to remove the focus from myself and have a better attitude, I decided to list (in no particular order) ten things that I am thankful for.  It really is hard to mope around when one is counting their blessings.

1.  Babies.  An old friend of mine had a baby yesterday!  Well, technically is wife did.  Babies are wonderful and I rejoice with them even though I'm a million states away.

2.  Coffee.  I love it.  I am so thankful that the weather is finally being more conducive to hot beverages.

3.  My Job.  Although I find it difficult to get motivated some days (after all, it's called work!),  I really do enjoy it and I work with some phenomenal people.

4.  Comedians.  I only follow about six people on Twitter (I don't have the patience or time for it, really); four of them are hysterically funny people who continually put a smile on my face.

5.  Unsolicited Affection From My Sons.  A simple phone call from my son who doesn't live here anymore, or a hug from the one who does...  The have no idea what that does for my heart.

6.  Target.   Who doesn't love going to Target?  I have a love/hate relationship with the newly added grocery section, but wasting some time wandering the rest of the store is so relaxing.

7.  Fall.  Not only do I love the beginning of fall for fall itself, but I love how it ushers in the best time of the year.  October through very favorite!

8.  Music.  Nothing speaks to my soul or transports me so completely.

9.  My New Cinnamon Pine Cones.  I don't know why I've never thought of this before!  I purchased some the other day and I have them hiding in a flower pot outside my front door.  While they are too fragrant to be inside my home, they are perfect for providing us with some seasonal delight each time we come and go!

10.  Friends.  Specifically, the kind of friends who are filled with grace and love, even when I'm being ugly. 

What are you thankful for????

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Fall Is Coming

I know, I know....Winter is Coming.  It truly is; both the physical winter that will technically be upon in a few months, followed by the winter of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, with the premiere of season 4.  I'm excited about both. 

Today, however, I'm talking about the return of fall.  Actually, it's not coming, it's here.  In a Ten on Tuesday offering, I will list ten signs that tell me it's fall, for which I am so very grateful. 

1.  I have to wear a sweatshirt and Uggs when I take Matthew to school in the morning.

2.  My skin is so dry that it's literally cracking in places.  Time to increase the lotion/moisturizer. 

3.  I'm drinking coffee much more often.  I'm not one of those people who can drink (hot) coffee in the summer, so I can gauge the coming of the seasons by measuring my coffee intake. 

4.  My Halloween lights are up outside.  I jumped the gun by a few days this year, but now that October is here, I can unashamedly turn the lights on each night.

5.  Yesterday, I baked a pumpkin pie. 

6.  I'm beginning to contemplate if I'll participate in NaBloPoMo this year.  I'm trying to determine if I have anything interesting to say.

7.  The hours of daylight are noticeably shifting.  And I love it.

8.  The grocery store smells like cinnamon pine cones.

9.  I received the Halloween/Thanksgiving/Christmas Yankee Candle catalog.  Can I order one of everything?

10.  Speaking of's time to begin Christmas shopping.  I actually have two gifts already, but really, it's time.

Yay!  It's fall!