A Stitch in Time*

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

Cabana Rose

I know I'm early, but I wanted to wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving. I hope you have a day full of laughter, great conversation, fine food, and time spent with people you love.

As for us, we're going to a family member's home to celebrate the holiday. Today I will do some cooking for the event~~ a make ahead mashed potato casserole and also a sweet potato dish. There will be either 11 or 15 of us, so I have to make sure and prepare enough food! The recipes will be doubled, in other words.

We received some wonderful news yesterday, so for that I am even more grateful on this Thanksgiving.

Enjoy your holiday tomorrow!

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Friday, November 9, 2007

Do You Ever Wish You Were There?

Roses in Bloom ~ August

Maybe it's just me, but there are times I wish I could go through space and time to a different place. I'm not talking about journeying off to another country or century, I am just talking about going to a different season.

Don't get me wrong, I'm thrilled that it's finally cooling down a bit around here. Yesterday it finally stayed below seventy degrees. I love wearing sweaters and warm clothing, and I love fall. It's actually probably my favorite season.

On the other hand, the sun didn't shine at all yesterday. That is rather odd to me, and I don't think I could stand to live without the sun for days on end. I guess a person gets used to clouds all the time, but it would sure be an adjustment.

I took the photo above on a bright morning this past August in our front yard. It was only a few months ago, but it seems light years away. (Now I see that we definitely need to repaint our house, but I'm still in my 'not complaining' mode.) I'm focusing on the roses' brilliance and the greens of the foliage. In my mind I like to go back to that day when the sun was bright, and the roses were in a state of bright, blooming bliss. They're still blooming now, but it's a different sort of feel and tone all together in the air now. On top of that, I was off work when I took the photo. My mind was carefree and relaxed so maybe more than anything, that's what I'm longing for at this point. I'm longing for that "summer vacation" state of mind.

Thankfully, it is Friday, and my stressful week is almost done. So far it's actually gone very well, so I'm grateful for that. Today should be a breeze compared to yesterday. This weekend will be filled with working on a huge project for the class I'm taking. I'm glad to finally have the chance to get to it!

Wherever you are, I hope you enjoy today and the beauty it brings even if it's cloudy outside! And tell me, do you ever like to transport yourself back in time (or ahead) to another season?

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