Happy November to all of you lovely blog friends!
I have been absent from my blog for so long, I thought I had better
check in with you all and let you know I am still alive!
We had a busy summer that included...
landscaping block, sore arms, legs, and hands for weeks...arthritis has arrived.
Daughter*4, youngest child, graduating from high school,
|Yard getting ready for summer and reunion, new fire pit!|
Old canopy~ new use!
Hubby's surgery, and 2nd picc line and recovery for 10 weeks,
Then there were strawberries, and raspberries, and cherries, and more yard work,
|Old fire pit becomes new miniature rose garden. You can see the newest |
orchard the farm on the trellises beyond the rose garden.
preparing for my family reunion that was here at our house,
recovering from the family reunion, LOL, spending time with my niece's family
and moving our Son back home after working with them for the summer,
holding their new baby! and playing with their children and son's co-workers,
preparing for Daughter*4 and Son to leave for college, physically AND emotionally.
So.. we are empty nesters......
hmmm....figuring out how THIS is supposed to work, sounds like something that
shouldn't be hard, but I find that it is a challenge for me.
I guess since I didnt' really find the balance I was seeking that first year and a half blogging
....and I took a six plus month break...I want to focus on balance again.
I have learned some things that DO NOT bring balance, and I want to better incorporate
things that I DO know bring balance for me.
So, I hope to see you visiting and commenting again,
I have a few more very busy weeks, but I hope to keep up again.
A few more pictures that show you about our summer!
|This hill has been covered in weeds for years. This summer, Daughter*4 and I kept it mostly cleaned off.|
Next summer, I will plant lavender all over it. The hostas and roses will be transplanted.
|The sheer curtains kept the heat off during the family reunion along with misters that kept us cool.|
|The farm pumpkin patch, Great Niece and Nephews and their parents were here for Halloween. Here are the Jack-o-lanterns|
they made with Dad's help! Yummy Chicken and Rice in a baked pumpkin for dinner that night.
|The last of the Autumn roses, it froze the next day, so I was glad these last buds were picked and brought in to dry|
on the candelabra on the kitchen table. It has been COLD and frosty since then!
it was a year filled with health issues for us.
So thankful for extended family and the love they share with us,
So grateful for a beautiful area of the world to live in
and for the blessing of being able to live on a farm.
So grateful for challenges in life, that help me to see how wonderful the good times are!
Hope your summer and Autumn have been rewarding!