Once in a while, it's nice just to have a chat.
Have you noticed how folks don't just drop by anymore.
I've had friends say,
"We wouldn't just stop in on somebody without calling."
My friends are always welcome.
If I'm in the middle of peeling spuds,
pull up a chair and dig in :-)
Then, let's chat.
Some of the best conversation happens over snapping beans
or bucking hay, or digging a row.
So pull up a chair or tip the bucket over, whichever suits you.
Have a seat.
I'm so sorry it's been so long since my last post.
It's just been that B word (busy).
Our tomatoes went crazy again this year and supplied
not only for our needs, buy my parents, my in-laws, and one of the guys at work.
Hubby discovered he looooves homemade salsa.
So we've made about 17 gallons! (I think?)
We've also been busy at work and trying to deal with all the challenges
this year has presented to small businesses.
Hubby worked 8 weeks straight and finally took this past Sunday off.
We are still slammed, but I think we are beginning to see the light.
I have been trying to stitch a little in the evenings when I can.
We aren't even to Halloween yet and I am thinking about Christmas.
There is an odd feeling about it this year,
both gratitude and sadness.
I am so grateful my dad is recovering and doing a little better each day.
But my grandmother (his mom) is 96 and probably won't be with us much longer.
I'm not sad for her, but for my own selfishness.
She has lived a good 96 years, and it's only really been the past year
that she's had many issues.
And I am comforted in that as much as I love her,
I know God loves her even more.
I also just received news that the man who is like my second father
is now on hospice.
I'm not sharing this to make you all sad.
The opposite really~
We should be grateful for the time we have with our loved ones.
And so I am looking forward to Christmastime.
We cannot stop the circle of life - nor would I want to
as difficult as it might be at times.
But this year, I might try to make a special effort to make
Christmas even more meaningful.
I just placed an order for a little surprise I am planning to make.
As soon as it arrives, I will share in case you would like to do so also.
As we head into the holidays, especially this year,
I'd just like to encourage everyone to remember kindness,
be appreciative for all of our blessings and loved ones,
and be as generous as your circumstances allow.
I've begun adding Christmas items to my etsy shoppe.
Am certainly enjoying having it open again.
Also, do any of you know what's up with line spacing on the new blogger?
I can't find spacing - oy!