Wow, October came fast to East Tennessee. We have been very busy this fall, which is the case for most families these days. I am slowly adjusting to Emily being away at school. It does help to pray for her, because God can take better care of her than I ever can. She has been home the last couple of weekends to visit and that has made a tremendous difference.
Nathan is loving being the “only child” in the house. I would not say he doesn’t miss his sister, but being the only does have its’ advantages. He is very busy with soccer and school, he is a sophomore this year. He is playing in the AYSO league this fall as he does every year, and in the spring he will play for his school team. He has played two seasons a year since he was four and he still loves the game. He has gotten fairly tall, he is 15 and close to six feet. He is even taller than his dad now.
I am planning to do a garden post for the project I have been working on with my garden club. We have been asked to landscape the lawn area of our county office building. It has been a fun but challenging project as this is the first time I have tried my hand at landscape design outside my own garden. I am praying it turns out well, and I am glad not to be working on the project alone!
Our rural county loves fall festivals. I think that there are four different festivals around the area. The first and biggest will be held this coming weekend. There will be lots of homemade crafts and food. The ladies from the Chamber of Commerce decorate the downtown area with lots of decorations, and of course there will be beauty pageants galore. We always try to go, and usually have a really good time. Fall weather can still be very warm here, so many years we have had temperatures in the 80’s. This year looks to be much cooler, which will make the festival more fun for everyone.
I saw a sign yesterday that said: There are blessings everywhere. My prayer is that we all take time to look.
Have a wonderful fall day!