And I’m getting really excited. Making lot’s of plans for the upcoming Holiday season and the kids birthday’s of course.  With some decorations, parties, tidying around the house and a new book club stating next week. I have also started dance class [hip-hop] lol I know. It’s just for exercise and to be out doing something for myself. You may have noticed the blog has been dragging lately, but I needed some down time. Too much work and too little me. Anyway, I can’t wait for the farmers to finish plowing the fields, their almost done. It makes the country scenery in front of my house so much more open and airy. Not closed off by a wall of corn. I can see for miles out my front window with the field gone.

I washed the front porch off today, got rid of all of the Halloween decorations [old spider webs] and dead rodents, gifts from my cats. Washed off all the raccoon foot prints and mulch they had tracked onto the porch. This should make it a little more welcoming for party goers. I did hang more Fall decorations out than I had originally decided, just because I wanted it to look a little cleaner for my guest this year. Now if I can get the wildlife to keep it that way, I’ll be happy.

I’m enjoying the crisp fall air, when it’s not scented with ode-a-cow. The leaves have almost all fallen off the trees, but my Willow leaves and my Bradford’s are still hanging in there. I love every minute here at the house. I treated myself to a day off – hahaha – work day here. Although I did take a brief nap just to rest for a few minutes before I finished up. There is always something to do around the house.

I’m trying to slow down and not get so stressed out about life. It’s hard when life comes at you with both barrels. Everyone knows our trailer as stolen this week and my husband wants to track the thief’s to the end of the earth and beat them down with a ball bat, or so he says every hour on the hour. He hates a thief. He wants to go back to the old days when they caught a thief they cut their arm off. I keep reminding him, it’s just a thing and things can be replaced. The little ditty he hits me with every time it’s my property that is lost or stolen. He’ll have to try to get along without it somehow.

I’ve made some BBQ ribs for dinner and I’m going to go and enjoy my evening relaxing in front of the fireplace. I truly hope you do the same and remember to thank a farmer for your dinner. He has put a lot of work into it. I for one am most appreciative.

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STOP AND WATCH A FARMER PLOWING A FIELD
To watch the corn grow or the blossoms set;
To draw hard breath over the ploughshare or spade;
To read, to think, to love, to pray
Are the things that make men happy. ~ JOHN RUSKIN

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