I love everything about it, including its name.
I woke up today to a fresh, cool, windy day. Yesterday was hot, muggy and miserable. But, today, this first day of autumn, is glorious.
There is one definition of the word "autumn" that most people don't use, but even it makes me smile:
a time of full maturity, especially the late stages of full maturity
I think I fit that definition, in some ways (in other ways, I am still a teenager). But the wisdom that you hear about that mellows you as you age -- I'm starting to feel it.
I must be feeling a little more energetic as this weekend I painted the family room. I thought Doug was going to help me, but his "help" ended up being repairing the nicks in the walls and then leaving for Home Depot. His mission: crown molding for the freshly painted walls. I ended up painting the walls myself, but the next day I was really no worse for the wear. Tomorrow my new sofa is being delivered so I'll take some pictures when everything is back in its place.
I was not feeling terribly energetic when I rolled out of bed this morning, and frankly could have sat on my duff all day, but I had an appointment and once I got out of the house and breathed that cool, crisp air, I had a little energy. When I came home, I made my menu and went to the grocery. It is such a good feeling knowing you don't have to think about meal planning go grocery shopping for a whole week.
So now I'll join up with Mary Ellen Barrett for Menu Monday.
I really only plan dinner, as it's just Faith and I for lunch. Noah packs and I always have deli meat for his sandwiches, and I always have soup, or smoothie ingredients, or leftovers for Faith and me.
Monday: BBQ Pulled Pork on Outback rolls (I love the name of that blog!), cabbage slaw, twice baked potatoes
Tuesday: BLT&C Salad, leftoer Outback rolls
Wednesday: hamburgers, baked potatoes, peas and carrots
Thursday: Pioneer Woman's Shells and Cheese, applesauce
Friday: Spaghetti with prawns and creamy tomato sauce, crusty bread
Saturday: Mama Stein's homemade pizza, salad
Sunday: dinner with my mother and brother for his birthday --#49!
I pray you are having a glorious day wherever you are. Be sure to look for all those blessings that come your way -- God sent them just for you.
Thank you, Father, for having created us and given us to each other in the human family. Thank you for being with us in all our joys and sorrows, for your comfort in our sadness, your companionship in our loneliness. Thank you for yesterday, today, tomorrow and for the whole of our lives. Thank you for friends, for health and for grace. May we live this and every day conscious of all that has been given to us.