the weather is so mild and mellow right now, mild enough for us to sit out on the deck and drink our coffee. Jim spied an 8 point buck charging across the road yesterday morning while he was out there.
A flock of about 25 geese have been visiting our pit for the last couple of evenings too.
The smell of wood smoke is in the air.
On a really still day I can hear these guys practicing from the deck...
and the Gorillas are now MIAA Div II champs and I will get a couple more chances to hear and see this band perform! GOOOOOOOOORILLAS! Go Pride of the Plains Band!!!!
And in a very few days,
most of my family will be gathered around the table, giving thanks for each other,
for loved ones far away,
for another year of blessings,
for growth and change and traditions that draw us together.
We will eat.
We will shop.
We will watch football.
We will slap up my Christmas decorations.....
And I will begin packing for a very special trip.
I will get to hold this baby...
for days and days on end.
And kiss him for days and days on end.
And in between those hugs and kisses, I will be chasing this precious little girl and reading her stories enough to last for the next year. Maybe we will do a craft, or go for a walk in the park, or take a nap together.
I am so blessed and thankful!
Have a wonderful day.....hug your loved ones....count your blessings!