What a wonderful fall this has been so far. The last week brought temperatures well above what is considered normal. It was hard for me to motivate myself to stay inside and do anything that did not involve going outdoors. As the end of the week drew near, I found myself losing self control and snuck away for a couple days to just enjoy the beauty and the warm (almost 80) temperatures. I know that November is not known for this and that in a matter of days that number can take a nose dive to a more seasonable temperature.
I tried to keep myself productive outside as I enjoyed the weather. The newly hatched wasps made a game of making me look like a fool to my neighbors as they frequently dived at me. I think they were quite confused at the weather themselves. Flowers continue to bloom attempting to take every chance they can to show themselves before finally falling into the sleep known as winter. I have a potatoe beetle that refuses to take no as an answer as to whether or not he can gain access to my home... Daily he sits on the back screen door waiting for the moment when it opens and he attempts once more to enter. I will miss him when he is gone.
It has been a time of peace and enjoyment. A time of gentle ease before I know that once more I will need to busy myself with all the doings that I have. I think it is important for us all to take advantage of times like these when we are given them. It helps us to regenerate ourselves for what is ahead. Many times we may think that there is nothing ahead or that we can not take the time to stop and enjoy. I like to think that Mother Earth knows us all too well. That these moments are given to us to help us to cope and to be ready for what is to come. Plus it helps to ease my guilt for being lazy. :-)
So for the rest of your Sunday, sit back, relax.... do something for yourself or someone dear to you. Smile often and reflect on things that help that very thing to happen. Enjoy yourself.... for tomorrow is Monday...