Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A Little Bit of Everything -

Such a busy time this has been… It seems like autumn arrived and the pace has not slowed at all. Sometimes I enjoy a fast pace. I am one of those nuts that work well under pressure. Believe it or not I am over halfway done with my Christmas shopping for this year; possibly more but I don’t want to sound too much like an over achiever.


This weekend my oldest son is getting married. I have had a ball helping my new daughter in law with many of the preparations. I was honored to go wedding dress shopping with her, it was a delight. It is an outdoor wedding with the rehearsal dinner picnic style so I have deserts to make. All in all I think it is going to be great. Weather report is looking good with a warm up to 85 with a light wind for Sunday (10-10-10).

Of course with weddings comes family so my daughter will be here as well as my other son with his fiancée (who are getting married in April 2011). I feel like I have been running like a chicken with his head cut off all week, trying to get all the last minute details completed.

Distractions? Of course there have been distractions. Winston was sick earlier with a stomach virus or so we thought. I initially thought it was his newly opened bag of dog food yet I was assured that the 3 days at the vets where he was given fluids intravenously because he had it coming out both ends said otherwise. However as soon as he returned home and was well enough to go back to his food, lo and behold he started getting sick again. I immediately took him off the Science Diet Puppy Food with lamb and rice and put him on something else. In fact I even cooked rice and chicken for him a few days, yet that proved to be quite the chore for an 8 month old lab puppy. He is doing much better now and is as energetic as ever.

Then there was the distraction of my poison sumac flare up. Vince was so good last winter and early spring to clear the sumac from around the pond. We did not go down to the bottom of the yard and clear out any of it, mainly because the land is not ours and we thought it wasn’t necessary. All summer long I went and never had a bout. I think I got it from my old friend Sunny, my orange tabby. He likes to prowl and I have seen him several times coming out of the bushes down that way. I was able to get into the doctor’s office and get some steroids to fight it off just in time before it over took my arms before the wedding.

Other than all that I have been enjoying autumn. A brisk cool front came through and yesterday morning I awoke to a temperature of 37. Autumn is definitely here with us. Yesterday I purchased a box of Georgia peaches the size of softballs. What am I going to do with them I am not sure yet they tasted so good I just had to.

I go up to see my mother tomorrow to celebrate her 79th birthday with her. I will probably take a few to her as well as a couple of the beautiful sweet potatoes I purchased at the same time from the roadside vendor. Vincent’s mom lives in the same town so I will take a few to her as well. The others, I will eat and make a nice peach cobbler for when my kids come down.

One last heads up… Don’t forget about Mrs. B’s continuing 31 days of Halloween. It has been great so far and I am sure it will only get better. I am participating in the haunted blog tour  as well as contributing a set of my willow runes in one of the giveaways (October 26th ). Also a quick reminder that on October 26th my own giveaway will be announced. I will be honest; I have tons of ideas dancing around in my head. I have not decided if I am going to do one with several winners or several over a period of time. Guess you will just have to stop by on the 26th and take a look see.

Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday filled with opportunities for blessings and wisdom… Take a few moments to slow down and enjoy life, if only for a few… In the end I can assure you that you will be glad you did.

12 comments:

mxtodis123 said...

Here's hoping you have a great day. Congrats to your son and his future bride. They are a lovely couple.
Mary

Judy said...

Two new lovely daughters...How wonderful...for you and your sons...congratulations...

faerwillow said...

~to a life filled full of only sweet blessings for the couple to be...i to seem to function at full speed a whole lot better...drives my husband bananas at times! i think women do well multi~tasking and you are proving this thought ever so well : ) to your mother another year to come filled with l♥ve and laughter always upon her...how lucky you are to be able to go and be with her...i know you will savor that special time...wishing you moments to breath throughout this coming week...to pause and absorb all that is waiting to be...much l♥ve and light to you~

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Enjoy the nuptials! Congrats to the happy couple. Any no more illness for anyone, pet or human!

Merry ME said...

Weddings, a puppy with stomach issues and poison sumac. Sounds like the making of an exciting week, yet you seem to have a good humor about it all.

Wishing the happy couple(s) all the best life has to offer.

Blessings and abundance the size of GA. peaches!

D.Suplicki said...

There's no better weekend for a wedding in my opinion, I'll be celebrating two years on the 9th. :) Congratulations to the lovely couple, may there be plenty of sunshine, a gentle breeze and the glory of Autumn all around.

AkasaWolfSong said...

A little bit of everything is so right Janie! :) You have a lot going on and I just know everything will be wonderful.

Happy Birthday to Your Mom, Here's to a Beautiful Wedding, and I do hope you are getting relief from the Sumac! As well, I hope Winston continues on his road to healthy!

I too have been super busy! Yesterday all I did was run, run, run and nothing for self it was for everyone else? LOL...good thing was I got to spend time with my Grandaughter who is always so funny and delightful...she's coming back on Friday night to spend the night with me and I can hardly wait!

Here's wishing sunny, fun days, and lots of good memories as your family gathers to witness The Wedding!

Peace and Joy My Sister/Friend!!!

K(Banterings of a Basketcase) said...

MMM the peaches sound delicious. Hope the wedding was nice.

Robin Larkspur said...

I am out of breath reading your post, a whirlwind you are! so sorry to hear about the puppy sickness, and your sumac issue! But a wedding is wonderful and exciting! I love your willow runes!!! I am so glad I found your blog...I love your notebook.

Tracy DeLuca said...

Busy lady! I hope the wedding is fabulous! Lucky you to be adding a new daughter and another to come in April. My MIL is one of my closest friends, I wish the same for you and your DIL to be!

dowhatyoulove said...

What a beautiful and exciting time for you! I hope your son and his new wife have a most magical wedding day! Enjoy the beauty of autumn, and all the wonder it holds!

Teresa said...

You certainly have been busy. I'm glad the puppy is better and you've recovered from the sumac. Hope everything goes without a hitch for the wedding this weekend.