With summer over and the cold air returning, the trees have been turning the most wonderful colors. Autumn is truly one of the best times of the year. The smell of the smoke from bonfires and barns is just amazing. Of course, the down side is that when the leave all fall, we have to clean them up. But that is alright because it gives us a chance to get outside in the brisk air and of course playing in the leaf piles is always fun too.
We like to take long drives at this time of year and just enjoy the fall colors. Sometimes we will just pack a small bag and take off for the weekend. We will find a small B & B a couple of hours from the house and spend time exploring the area, hiking, fishing and touring antique shops. Sometimes we will find little oddities to tour as well. Once, we rented a little log cabin up the Smokies and toured Gatlinburg. It was beautiful.
You never know what you are going to see. We’ve seen buffalo, long horn cattle, black bears and horse drawn carriages. We even found an elephant sanctuary on one such trip, down in Hohenwald. That was a lot of fun I can tell you now.
You should really try a drive out in the country sometime. It helps to get away from regular routines and just enjoy life.
One very cool thing about my family is the way the numbers of our birthdays fall. There is a definite pattern of numbers and my mom played those numbers on one of her Las Vegas trips and actually won Keno money from them. The birthdays for the 5 of us run 21, 19, 17, 15 and 13. Isn’t that cool?
That numbering pattern didn’t follow through with my kids. Mine were born on the 1, 2 and 4.
I’ve heard bits and pieces of this saying for many years, but I’ve never been able to find the whole thing. My best friend sent me another cute email today and at the end of it was this saying! Finding this was the best thing to happen to me all week.
Stepping out of the United States isn’t something that I have had the opportunity to do in my lifetime, but you can bet that one day I will have the time and the money to do a bit of traveling before I get to old to enjoy it.
A good friend of mine has been living in the gili islands for over three years and she has decided to start looking for salon equipment to buy since she loves it over there and it going to put her roots down there. She has always been good with hair and has wanted to open up her own salon for as long as I can remember. It’s wonderful to know that she is really doing what she wants to do, even it is all the way across the world!
I can’t even imagine how much of a challenge to be opening up your own business in a land so far away from home. Just finding all the salon equipment has to offer off or online would be too much of a challenge for me, since I have such a hard time making decisions. I wish her all the luck in finding a beauty equipment supplier that will treat her fair in getting this dream done.
I really like the new led lights that my son put on his dad’s truck for him today. I’m so glad that he his finally starting to show some interest in spending more time around here with his dad rather than running around town with his friends playing their very loud, outrageous music and having their sound activated lights that at times really gets my head a pounding. I never used to be so sensitive to certain lights. I am even noticing that I’m having a harder time driving at night. The oncoming headlights are getting harder for me to stay on the road.
The weather has been delightful and they both have been getting a good amount of things taken care of around here this past week. Now if only I could get them to help weed and harvest the garden so I could get that under control. I really want it done by the middle of October.