I’ve started working on having Thankful Thursday posts…it’s just a random post of things that happened during my week that I am thankful for. It started after I’ve been reading The Frugal Girl blog and she has a feature called Thankful Thursday.
This week I am so thankful that I live in an area of the world that has 4 seasons. I am especially appreciating Fall this year. As a farmer’s wife, I had a love/hate relationship with Fall. I loved the beauty of Fall…the temperatures of Fall…the cozy feel of Fall…the ending of the growing season, oh, just everything I loved. Everything that is, except my husband was gone and in the field.
Being a farmer’s wife is not for the faint of heart.
No exageration here…My husband worked LONG hours. When I say long hours. I mean long hours. It typically started mid-September and went right to Thanksgiving. Most weeks were 100-plus hours a week unless there was a rain break. With my husband working those hours, I was on my own with the kids. I was on my own for events. I was a single mom…but not living a single life. There was still his laundry and his food and events I had to fill in for.
I can regularly remember my husband saying on Tuesday night after he was home from work that he already had his 40 hours in for the week.
So, as much as I loved Fall…I hated Fall too.
This year, more than ever, I am appreciating Fall. My husband passed away four years ago and I’m now far away enough from the farming life that Fall has now become only good things…the wonderful temps…no humidity…the end of the growing season and limited outside work…no more watering…I just love everything about Fall and have really cozied into it.
I’ve been so appreciating it this year. Last week Carla of Longarm Quilting Inspiration and I were out and about walking the dogs. Carla caught these great pictures.
This is right in my town only two blocks from my house. I love it. How blessed we are to have this beauty so close to us.
While I’m being thankful for things I’m also so thankful for Carla. I love having a walking partner and love having some adult conversation. So often she gets me and the dogs outside when it would be so easy to stay in. Getting out and walking always clears my mind and in the end, I am more productive the rest of the day. It’s so good for me.
So that’s what I’m thankful for…Fall…and a great walking partner. THANKS Carla and Luna!!