Please stop me if I’ve mentioned this before…

OMG how many times this has come out of my mouth lately!

It just reminds me how precious the days are as I move closer to the winter of my life. I’ve gone through the other season at such a rapid pace, I don’t remember most of them.

The seasons, when you are a child, mean nothing…children adapt and find play whatever season they are experiencing.

Spring…young adulthood…everything is fresh and new and possible. I remember hearing people say fall was their favorite time of year…..WHAT? Fall….when everything is dying and freezing and winter is coming?

Summer….ahhhh, summer…in particular my late 30s, 40s and early 50s. I loved summer….vacation….fun…friends…the sun!

But somewhere in my 50s I started loving fall…we lived on a couple acres of timber and color and leaves on the ground. Cleaning up….burning leaves, the smell of a leaf fire….the sound of the rural fire department’s siren….some of you will know what I’m talking about 😍.

Now I live in a place where fall lasts a little longer. This view from my living room window has been catching my eye several times a day.

Its November 1st and I can still enjoy this beauty.

I’m in the fall of my life…I’m not too busy to stop and just take it in. I’m figuring out what is important and what is not important. I’m finally witnessing the beauty of life “nearly” everyday.

Until next time…..

Show The Girl A Good Time

I haven’t had a date since the Carter administration, so excuse me if I sound like an old fuddy-duddy when I say: we used to set the bar a bit higher. My friend Bridget flew into Chicago a couple of weeks ago and we met up for a girl’s weekend in the city.  I brought […]

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Happy Birthday, Nina Sue

If I’m going to air the bad…I also must share the good.  Went to mom’s tonight for cake and ice cream…Aunt Frances had Hyvee (the grocery store for you non-iowans) deliver a birthday cake and ice cream when they delivered groceries.  Also Dana (who works for them 3 x a week and also is the daughter of an old friend of mine) did some birthday shopping…it was a very nice evening…Aunt Frances and Helen bickered a few times but Aunt Frances tried not to take the bait..  We had a nice visit and I was not even on my guard…I just relaxed…whew.

Phil took me to Des Moines for dinner – Felix and Oscars – a local restaurant that serves Chicago style pizza.  The restaurant has been around all of my adult life and probably before that…then we went to PetSmart and Petco..bought this awesome pee pit for the cats…it is a litter box with a cover that you roll over and all the “stuff” is in a drawer and then you just have to dump the little drawer…I’m impressed.  Also got a perch to put in front of the windows…was fun…got the pups a squeaky toy…it drives Sierra nuts and she won’t let anyone play with it.  She stands over it and growls when anyone gets close…

That’s it from the looney zoo tonight….