Saturday, September 13, 2008



Oh dear, I had no idea so much time has gone by without my dear blog getting updated. The apples are still beckoning me to gather them again and again. These sunshiny days hold golden moments. We have a bench that encircles one of the maple trees and you will find me there on most afternoons. I wear a large straw hat and tuck a container between my knees to catch the peelings as I pare the apple skins away. Its very enjoyable to wander under the apple tree in the dappled sunlight, picking apples and shaking the branch's for the specially fat ones. When I see the prices for apples in the grocery stores, it gives me an 'Anne of Green Gables' kind of thrill to have God give them to us on this tree....as free as the air. No matter, they are not perfect, neither am I.

The ironing still waits on me, and my poor craft room too. Still, I've got lots of things accomplished this week. Making applesauce is right at the top of the list. What tops your list? Is it a lazy summer for you or a busy one? Does fall make you a little bit sad that summer is over and the winter is drawing closer, day by day? And that Christmas shopping is only 3 months away? It always makes me uneasy, thinking of the 'perfect' gifts to buy. Still...every year, we DO find some perfect gifts. I think! Gotta run, we're off to the grocery store. I'd much rather have the evening in but wifely duty calls.

Wishing you blessings on your Sunday. Our former and beloved Pastor used to say, 'Come to church expecting a blessing and you'll get one'. I haven't thought of that in years but its true. He also kept a plaque outside his office door that said something like this..gulp...'Better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt!'. Grin...that made us think twice if we were going in with a complaint!

3 comments:

Flip Flop Floozie said...

GREAT words to have outside a pastor's office. He must have had some wit about him too!! WE are still very very HOT down here in Savannah and will stay that way for sometime. We are hoping to go on a weekend trip to Northern Ga in October. I so would like to see the trees turning once again. I miss that. Have a great Sunday!!

Saija said...

sounds like wonderful days ... blessings to embrace ... and i could just picture you there on your bench ... :o)

leo and i have been spending most mornings, reading together ... very nice ... then there are the normal household chores ... i know my poor blog (and blog buds) have been neglected this first summer off ...

blessings on you this day - that the Lord has made!

Mrs. Mac said...

With summer winding down ... much busy work is necessary getting our home in order for the winter. Although the past few weeks we've enjoyed some company ... taken some mini trips locally ... and spent lazy days in the hammock. Now we have to varnish the picnic table and porch top rail that got damaged during a summer hail storm and store away canned and freezer goods for winter. A few more trips to the u-pick farm and I should be done. Still waiting for my tomatoes to ripen ... waiting ..and ..waiting ... There's hope with this weeks warmer temps ... aaah. You will have many fun crafts to keep you busy this winter ... plus playing your cello. Enjoy the last days of summer!