Jeff and Janey and I took a walk on Saturday, into town to eat lunch. (But we forgot our money and had to have Abbey drive down Jeff’s wallet-thank goodness for responsible teenagers! 🙂
It was a beautiful, brilliant day with sun and wind and whipping fall leaves.
You know I don’t like cold weather if you have been reading this blog for some time. And we have cold, long, gray winters here. I would love more sunshine!
And I sometimes can get a little crazy with wishing we lived back home where I grew up, or in some other much “cooler” place. I sort of regret ever saying those things out loud ever and I’ve decided I’m going to start finding all the good, because there is SO much here. Isn’t it funny how when you look for good and beauty you can find it so easily? Negativity just puts blinders on, and that’s a self-defeating way to live. And sometimes you take all the good for granted, which is why it’s good to count your blessings.
We are here to stay. I am grateful for this little town Jeff and I chose one day when we fell in love with an old home and decided this was the town for us. I am grateful my kids can walk and ride into town safely, visit the library, pick me up some food at the market, work at the ice cream counter, see their friends everywhere. I am grateful for the change of seasons that always invigorates me and feels like four fresh starts a year. I am grateful for our nicer-than-pie neighbors, and our home.