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.