Fall-ish activities begin to be sought after; and projects creep out from boxes, bins, and drawers.
Felt is the current theme - continuation of a Christmas Stocking for Aloria, and some colored
roving and felting needles for the big girls as they explore the world of felted birds and small animals.
Candles are a luxury I decided to afford our family from early in my marriage when
I could had only a meager allowance to spend on dollar store fare,
to 15 years later and mulled cider scented candles in a jar
*pillar candles cannot be left burning and forgotten.
*candles in a jar burn evenly and more completely,
and it hasn't been necessary to clean wax out of the carpet. Yet.
Baking begins. Both Zachary and I are inspired to bake as the weather turns cool.
Today he mixed up a big batch of muffins (half chocolate chip, and a half batch
dried apricot and cherry) and I baked them one dozen at a time all through the afternoon.
Quiche sounds good, and so does apple pie. I think it's about soup season too.
After work this evening, AJ donned his fleece hat and overalls to work the excavator
shoveling out a pond. It's dark now and he's still out there.
Operating equipment is therapy for him, and I never mind when he comes in late,
dirt-covered, and smiling... just in time for dinner.
I'm liking the change in temperature, the depth of the sun in the sky, with it's warm yellow
light, and the occasional fire in the wood stove now. The boys are almost done filling the
woodshed, and the porch is stocked too.
When I thought of being a mom, I never dreamed of THIS! ~Five heart melting smiles ~never getting tired of midnight feedings ~having all the answers ~not minding dirty faces ~enjoying watching the boys eat! ~falling in love with pigtails ~appreciating overalls ~appreciating a washing machine! ~wanting to do everything better ~falling in love a million times