Stormy morning porch view
Something about Fall puts Joel and myself into a place of needing to fix, organize, clean and prepare for what is coming. Maybe that white stuff. For now we are savoring every crisp and dry fall day with windows open and fresh air pushing out the stale. Oh, how I love autumn. The colors, sounds, smells, and weather.
We walked every day but Friday. Our youngest, Sarah, had knee surgery Friday morning, so we spent the day at one of my least favorite places....the hospital. The surgery went well, and she is recovering, in a locked brace for 6 weeks, and will need 4-6 months to completely heal. Just thankful all went well and they found less damage than they thought. I made her homemade chicken soup, so we also enjoyed a bowl Friday night. Today we are cooking and freezing squash and I hope to peel and freeze some pie apples given to us by a church member.
Speaking of squash, we picked up several at the Farmer's Market along with late strawberries. Hard to find fresh green beans this late in the season, but we found a few. We will miss our favorite venders come mid October! The market reminded me a bit of our trip to Washington so many years ago. We spent time at Pike Place Market and enjoyed it so much. Besides all the great fruits and fish, we were able to let our children taste some Filipino foods like we ate while living there in the 70's. I had never tasted such sweet and juicy peaches in my whole life and never since as those we had while staying with Joel's Aunt Ruth in Seattle. Our fruit in the Midwest does not hold a candle to what we found on the West Coast. We had such a good time staying with Auntie Ruth. She was such a character, and loved our "rainbow family" as she called us.
Joel is "busy" with Confirmation, Saturday men's breakfasts, meetings, and other church work. I am keeping the home fires going, even though I would rather be out and about. We have a niece's wedding coming up, a visit to a dear high school friend and her husband's lake home, and a Synod pastor's conference in October, so there are new adventures ahead.
We spent nearly every night this week watching the special on the Roosevelts on PBS. It is very interesting. It is done so well and is educational too. We watched a few teachings from Bethel Church and Charis Bible College and managed some porch time. How was your week?
Until next time..............