My favorite time of year is fast approaching!
I love Fall with all my heart.
The summer has blown right past me. I am not a fan of the heat, so I stay out of it as much as I can. Only problem with that is when you stay out of the heat it means you are inside at all times, thereby, missing the blessings of summer.
At the end of every summer I wish I had gotten out and gotten a sun tan...had an evening bar-b-que here at our house with family and friends enjoying the wonderful bounty of summer veggies and fruits...taken a walk on the beach...enjoyed a summer night on a blanket staring at the stars and spotting the fireflies...had a watermelon snow cone...the list goes on and on.
We did go to a crawfish boil this summer and we went on a nice boat ride in the river. Both activities with my boss and his family. I am a really lucky girl. My boss is a caring, generous, optimistic, fun individual. He's always finding ways to enhance someone's life and he has enhanced ours in many ways over the couple of years I have worked for him. Crawfish and boat ride included.! He inspires me in many ways.
So, now, Fall is coming up and I can't wait. So much to love about fall. I am so excited it is here again!!
And, now that I think about it...I am going to plan my Fall. You know, like a bucket list for Fall, schedule some stuff to enjoy. I'm not much on scheduling that kind of stuff, but now a days it seems like a necessity or else it just flies right by us.
I am leaving you with a post I wrote in 2011 that I love to re-read every fall. Sometimes I don't even recognize the person that wrote that post. I would love to find so many more of those moments, they seem few and far between. Realistically, they are probably there...I just am not taking time to savor them.
"Musings on a Beautiful, Fall Evening
I was sitting here at my dining room table taking a break from the long day, just being still and listening.
The TV is off, no ipod is playing, just the sounds of this very moment in our life.
The sound of the office chair squeaking as Ronnie surfs the web.
The sound of a whirling drill and screws falling to the floor as Michael (my nephew) puts the remainder of the handles on the kitchen cabinets. Occasionally, we break the silence and chat. Oh, how I enjoy a good chat with all my nieces and nephews.
The sound of Jake barking at the patio door wanting to come in. Both he and Maggie bark and scratch at the door to come inside, but he is most persistent. Jake's plea is a soft brush of his paw on the door while Maggie's is an urgent-sounding, heavy swipe. On the other hand, his bark is a demand while hers is a polite request. Oh, my crazy, beautiful dogs.
I look out the back door as the sun sets on this day and a feeling of overwhelming gratitude overcomes me. With every falling leaf my mind releases. All worries, all fears fade away with the light of day. The only thing that remains is the shadows of the trees and the gratitude. My heart is full. My life is full. I thank God for every moment of this beautiful journey on which He has sent me.
This is a moment I truly want to remember.
Wishing you many moments, Blog Friends. And thanking you all for taking time out of your busy, beautiful lives to stop in at Casa Causpanic. Peace be with you all. :)"