For Today . . . September 3, 2010
Outside my window . . . a warm sunny day but autumn is definitely in the air. Some leaves are changing color, the mountain ash berries are ripening, the air smells like harvest and the grain is turning gold. I haven't seen any combines going yet but there's lot of haying and silaging happening in the country.
I am thankful . . . for the bounty of our garden and crops this year.
And I also am thankful . . . that Heather and I were able to bring alor of delicious fruit home this week.
I am praying . . . for safety as our son and his wife headed out on holidays today. I love traveling in the autumn and I know they are going to have a great vacation.
I am also praying . . . for safety as Melinda, Tyler and Samuel are leaving New York City tomorrow and returning to Nova Scotia. Their time in the Big Apple is over and now Tyler will do some clerkships in Nova Scotia. Hurricane Earl is scheduled to hit the Maritimes tomorrow so them driving with the van, towing a Uhaul trailer, is even more of a concern.
I am thinking . . . about making a few jars of dill pickles tomorrow and then tackling the tomatoes and peaches. The next few days are going to be very busy!
I am creating . . . a layout of Meadow at her birthday party, wearing her Snow White costume. It's been on my table for awhile but I really need to find some patterned paper in the right colors.
I am celebrating . . . Silas' 2nd birthday tomorrow! He is excited to have a cake and candles. It will be fun to watch him open gifts - I don't think he realizes that part!
From the kitchen . . . French toast for breakfast, peanut butter and raspberry jam sandwiches for lunch, leftovers for supper and peaches and cream for dessert.
I am wearing . . . black track pants, a navy tank top, and runners - my field wear.
I am reading . . . John 20 and 21 (to finish the book of John): Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.
Shadow Of The Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon - Carlos Ruiz Zafón has written a masterful novel of hope, mystery, and love. Originally written in Spanish, the story begins when young Daniel no longer remembers his mother's face, and his father takes him to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books. There he finds THE SHADOW OF THE WIND, a novel by Julian Carax. Enchanted by the book, Daniel embarks on a search for other works by Carax, and eventually for Carax himself. During his quest, Daniel becomes enveloped in murder, intrigue, and love. (from amazon.com)
I am hoping . . . for some warm days so that my corn ripens. There are so many cobs on the plants and they just need a bit more time.
I am hearing . . . the CTV national news.
I am going . . . to have a shower. It's been a long, dusty day.
Around the house and yard . . . green, green grass, blooming flowers, lots of garden produce and boxes of fruit slowly ripening.
One of my favourite things . . . hearing our grandchildren on the phone.
A few plans for the rest of the week . . . pickles to make, a birthday to celebrate, fruit to can, a day with Meadow and Blake and my first 2 days of subbing this year!
A quote for today . . .
“Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people - your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way. ”
Barbara Bush (born 1925)