MMMMMM, the perfect cup of brewed tea for a chilly afternoon day. I've been fighting a cough since September and eager to soothe it however I can. Had one round of antibiotics, but may need to go back again and see why it's still lingering on.
I did a quick simple spread in my journal for November. A place to jot down my ideas and important events as our calendar has been filling up quickly. As much as I love creating my own journal pages, it is definitely more time consuming to get them done in time to record important things and makes it less convenient when trying to plan dates further out. But for now I am enjoying it and will see how it goes as I may change it up later with another planner again. :-)
Have you ever read any of John Muir's books about his time spent in nature? I just love his books and quotes..... there is something so healing about being outside and taking in all the natural beauty and wildlife around us.
We celebrated my dad's birthday with him in October and had a good day. Missing my mom a ton though, as I know he does as well. The holidays make it extra hard.... It's like we are all just going through the motions but still not really processing that she's gone. :-(
My dad's good friend since childhood who we call "uncle" Ellis also came down to spend the week with him, so that was really nice. He still lives back up in Maryland and I know my dad misses everyone from back home.
Kathleen and I were hanging out at the bus stop the other morning and I just had to get a picture of her backpack! I truly think it weighs more then she does! She carries this, her gym bag, lunch bag and clarinet around every day! I worry about her back as she is so super tiny!
Fall is rapidly approaching now.... fresh fallen colored leaves among the ones that have fallen prior litter the ground everywhere.
Flowers were still blooming on my porch though... as we've had a few warm days mixed in with the cold.
I just love this time of year and all the beautiful colors. It also has good memories for me as it is the time of year Jerry and I started dating. October 21st we have been together for 28 years! Hard to believe, it has been a wonderful journey though!! This year we will be married for 25 years! Crazy how fast that time goes by.
Annabelle and Ruby just wanted to say hi, along with our chickens :-) They get so excited when I walk down to their yard with treats and to spend time with them. The chickens have so much personality and they love following Kathleen everywhere. She does a wonderful job helping to take care of them.
My family has been going through some really tough times, not all I have shared here on my blog....
Initially I thought going back to work would be helpful for some extra money, but as those of you who are raising a family know; sometimes it is best to stay in that role as a stay at home mom as long as necessary. My job at home is important and it helps to allow Jerry to travel and do the things he needs to at work while I take care of things here. It saves money in gas, clothing and supplies, especially as far as all we tend to buy as teachers. So for now I am still focusing on my Perfectly Posh business as I can do that from home, but more importantly I am still here for my girls and whatever they need along with taking care of our animals and our home. Family has always been most important to Jerry and I and we know that this is what is right for our family.
Hope you are all doing well, I'll be catching up on visiting blogs reading all that has been happening with everyone over the next couple days and planning to post more soon. :-)