Saturday, September 24, 2022


 Hello, friends!  Hope you are all having a great day.  It is the second day of fall and it certainly feels like it.  As fall came in yesterday, the temperatures dropped dramatically.  It is hard to remember now all the 90*+ days we had for weeks on end.

I like the fall because of all the colors.  My favorite colors.  Orange.  Yellow.  Brown.  Red. 

And the food.  My favorite foods are fall foods.  Squash.  Pork.  Pumpkin (technically a squash).  Apples.  Peaches.  Cranberries.  Brussel sprouts.  Of course, in today's world we can get these foods year round.  But there is something special about having them in September, October and November.

The good thing about the weather in fall is the crisp mornings.  The sunny days without the over the top heat.  There is still warmth and yesterday I did go out without a jacket or sweater.  The bad thing about the weather in fall is the shorter days.  The cold coming on which makes life for me very uncomfortable and painful.  I'm already starting to suffer with my arthritis and cold induced asthma.

Still, I carry on and enjoy myself as much as I can.  This morning I am feeling peaceful and happy for the first time in many weeks.  I hope this feeling lasts.

Our pastor has to be away tomorrow, so Joe is teaching Sunday Bible Study and we have a good friend of ours as the guest speaker.  It will be good to see him and his wife again.  Then we are planning another lunch out after church with our friend Carole.  I am enjoying these lunches out.  Sometimes it is just the two of us and other times we take someone with us.  We got lunchmeat yesterday so that will be dinner tomorrow.  It's nice to have a "no cook" day once a week.

Speaking of cooking, I am planning on making a pumpkin dump cake today to take to church tomorrow for fellowship time.  Everyone likes my pumpkin dump cake (including me!).  It's a nice way to welcome fall.

And with that I am going to get off of here and get started with things.  First my medicine, then feed Jack.  He insists on being first.

Then I can get my breakfast, hop in the shower, figure out what to wear today, and get started on the cake.  I hope I can get out into the yard today and work some.  It all depends on how much pain I am in.  The bulletin for tomorrow is all typed.  I just have to print it out.

And before I forget, look who lost her first tooth.  And at school no less.  Hadley, you are growing up too fast!

I hope you are all having a great beginning to fall too.  I will see you again real soon.

Until later...



  1. Hi Kathy, I am really enjoying this cooler weather too. It is so good to hear that you are feeling peaceful and happy. It sounds like you're on top of things and that you will be kept very busy this weekend. I hope your pain stays minimal or completely disappears for awhile. Have a great weekend!

  2. Hadley has an adorable window in her smile. ☺️ Always we must take the good with the bad or the other way around. Praying that your troubles do not bother you as they have in the past. That pumpkin dump cake sounds like an idea!

  3. Hi Kathy. So glad you are feeling well today! I think Fall is my favorite season too. Our temperatures have also cooled off after that awful heat wave we had at the first of September. It sounds like you have a good weekend planned, with lots going on. I have arthritis as well and so I understand that cold weather can impact that. That is such a cute picture of Hadley. See you again soon. Have a good Saturday!

  4. Hope you will feel well today so you can accomplish the goals you have. Happy Fall to you too and I hope you have a great weekend.

  5. Cute pic of Hadley! They do grow so fast... I love the fall colors too.
    Had to put the hoodie on Shiloh as she has so little fur . (She's a chihuahua!) So happy to hear you're feeling good today. Can't wait to hear Joe do Bible Study! Such a classy pic of Jack! So handsome!

  6. This was a delightful post Kathy,,,I love hearing your excitement for the fall much beauty around..and your Pumpkin Dump Cake sounds delish! Have a lovely week!


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