October means the fall season to me! This is one of my favorite months in the whole year. I adore fall colors, as you could tell by all of the pictures I shared on the blog last year. God has already been dabbing with his paintbrush and started his magic again. The dogwoods have donned a scarlet cloak and the maples are beginning to turn. I’m regularly sweeping acorns and pin oak leaves off of the main walkway to the front porch. The weather has turned decidedly cooler in the past few weeks, and it has been a refreshing change. The vegetable gardens have been put to rest. Yard work tasks are winding down, except for leaf and flowerbed cleanups. Fall - bring it on!
Our little trip last week went well. My bionic knee held up acceptably as long as I didn’t overdo it. Let’s just say that I’m glad I took a few pain pills with me, LOL. We had a lovely visit, and we were happy to get away for a brief time to clear the clutter in our noggins. If I continue my rehab progress, we should be able to take several long journeys next year. Yeah!
My sister-in law is healing up well from her hiatal hernia surgery a couple of weeks ago, and my mother is bouncing back nicely from her gall bladder surgery in August. I appreciate the prayers that my friends have offered for both of them.
We had lunch with a sweet friend last week, right before we headed out of town. We had not seen her for over a year. There was a lot of chatting and catching up to do! It was grand to see her again. She and her husband have had quite a few medical challenges lately, so our hearts go out to them.
We don’t have too many firm plans for the month right now. We have a couple doctor visits scheduled for follow-ups. We got our flu shots last Saturday. We’ll be working out at the fitness center regularly. We’re continuing with our studies of Photoshop CS4 and Elements. And, I committed to making some Christmas ornaments for an exchange with friends in an online forum. I better get cracking on them!
Will it be a relaxing or a busy month? I have given up lately trying to predict!