Friday, October 4, 2019

October favorites

October made a grand entrance this week! The weather cooled off for the occasion, enough to require a sweater or light jacket. I had a pumpkin latte to mark the new month. Following are five more things that blessed my week.

1. Dan and I have been helping with Brooklynn and Bentley this week, picking them up from daycare and taking them home for supper. Everything is an event for 3 and 4 year olds. One night I made pancakes and decorated them with blueberries and bananas to make bear faces. Blueberries! Bananas!! they cried, clapping their hands. Another night we went to the park with happy meals, and every inch of the playground had to be explored and demonstrated. Last night, Dan picked them up by himself while I stayed home and got the spaghetti sauce and meatballs ready. That was a big change in routine. Where's Grandma??

We've loved it. We are tired. One more night to go.

2. This morning I worked in the yard, cleaning up a few more gardens, putting away the drip hoses, cleaning out pots. It was sunny and just a bit cool. Sweatshirt and jeans weather.

3. A much needed car wash and cleaning was crossed off my list this week. Just in time for the snow in the forecast next week;)

4. Chores can be a blessing, particularly paying bills and grocery shopping. When there is comfort in knowing that resources are there to accomplish what's needed.

5. On Sunday, Dan and I were invited for dinner at our friends' house. A spontaneous get-together.  We had been trying all summer, but schedules just wouldn't line up. Burgers on the grill and a homemade triple berry pie, and toasts to good friends and the very last bit of summer.

Happy Friday.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like you've had a great start to your month. Your grandchildren sound delightful, and obviously you are very appreciated! --Ann

Marisa said...

Beautiful blog.

Dewena said...

We may have a few more nights left to grill out than where you are. Snow? That sounds beautiful but I think the record for here was very early November back in 1964. I should remember that day, my first child was born then!

Laurel Wood said...

Precious times spent with the little ones. Those pancakes were a big hit it sounds like! Hard to imagine snow is in your forecast. We had to just let out yard/flowerbeds go during this last spell of sickness. We'll try again next year. Just today, we have our first taste of fall like weather. So thankful you had time to spend with dear friends before the weather turns so cold. God bless you and yours.

Mereknits said...

It sounds like a wonderful week especially with those two cuties involved. They sound adorable.

Susan @ FruitfulWords said...

What a special treat you got to Spend time with your grandchildren. You are so right, everything is a big event at their ages. What a wonderful way to view life.
Grilled burgers, fresh berry pie, and time with friends is a huge blessing. Sometimes the spontaneous get togethers are the best kind.
It is so satisfying to get chores done. And when the chores involve the outdoors, you get the added bonus of sunshine. What’s not to like about that?
Have a great week.
Susan from FruitfulWords

Willow said...

What a great way to welcome October! Dinners with grandkids, working in the garden, dinners with friends.
Your puttering around in the garden sounds to me like a great relaxing thing to do.
Have a great week!

Susanne said...

How wonderful to have your grandkids close enough that you can help that way once in awhile. Life will never be boring! LOL. You have reminded me that I need to get out and get all the dead flowers out the beds and pots that the snow killed before the next cold front plows through. I do tend to put off garden cleanup. Good for you for getting that done.

I see you're reading Defending Jacob. Read that a couple years ago. You will have to let me know your thoughts.

Barbara Harper said...

We had 3 days of record-high temperatures last week. It's *finally* down in the 70s today and feels lovely.

How fun to have your grandkids there for a few evenings! I know what you mean about it being exciting yet exhausting.

It's nice to get the yard cleaned up for winter and some of those necessary chores done--such a sense of satisfaction when they are all completed.

I am glad your schedules finally lines up to get together with your friends!

Patti said...

Hi Karen,

It's nice to catch up with you. After many months of being away from blog land, I think I am ready to return. I have missed seeing what everyone is up to!

Your week sounds wonderful. Your grands are at such a fun age. Oh, to have the wonder of childhood all our lives!!