Autumn here I come!

Every time I open Facebook or check on blogs I read regularly, I see that Autumn is beginning to show itself.  Well everywhere, it seems, but here.  We are still in the throws of Summer.  Horrible, hot, humid Summer.  I am not going to say I loathe Summer.  Without it would I appreciate Autumn? Or Winter.  I happen to love cold weather.  Well Louisiana cold weather.  I am not sure how I would handle real Winters.  But, frankly, I am willing to try.  I have all but given up on ever living anywhere but 899.


Not that this isn’t a lovely little corner of the Earth.  There are so many people who would trade places with me.  Almost the end of a dirt road, 4 miles from town, three acres surrounded by pastures and cows and woods and a creek and ponds full of Canadian Geese that Winter here.  And now we have city water so we can keep all our lovely plants and garden watered when we are in the middle of a drought like we are now.

AND it is a wonderful place to gather family and friends.  Which is exactly what we did yesterday. It was great.  We got to see all our children plus Grandson Sam.  Jerry made the most amazing Chicken Marsala.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE curry and this was just the right amount of heat and spice.  Perfection.  I will get his recipe and share it later.  And I made two coconut cream pies.  One gluten FULL one gluten free :)


Middle son and his wife didn’t stay and eat because they have a new addition to the family:


Meet Zoe – isn’t she adorable??

They needed to get Zoe to her new home and get her settled and we have an incident from a few years back (we will never forget) with one of their doggies and one of our kitties.  Let’s just say stitches were involved and if the cat had wanted to kill the dog, it would/could have. Charlie (little maltipoo I think) had barked and chased and barked and chased all afternoon.  Mo was his target.  Mo was at least twice his size/weight and had never really been around a little barking dog before.


Bear in mind Mo was our pirate kitty who lost an eye so his defenses were always up. And a real sweetheart.  Calm and docile.  But you know, you can only push so far, till you get pushed back. Well, son and DIL were getting ready to leave and I suppose Mo decided to send Charlie home with a message about the barking and chasing. He came from under a bush, seemingly from nowhere, rolled the doggie twice and the encounter lasted maybe 6-8 seconds.  Charlie started yelping and shaking and immediately his white fur was no longer white.  He was bleeding profusely.  We grabbed him up, ran to the bathroom with him, washed his cuts and immediately realized it was way past anything we could do for him.  So off to the doggie emergency room.  SOOOO, that whole story was to say son and DIL called when they got close and ask that we put Angus up for a few minutes so we could all meet little, bitty, sweet Zoe. She’s precious and makes me sorta kinda want a dog.  But just sorta.  I am a cat person.  I love my cats.

OH YEAH!  This post was about Autumn.  And me going to it instead of it coming to me.  October 1st I head to Vermont for 9 glorious days.  Cannot WAIT!  I am taking my bestest girlfriend from high school. A GIRLCATION, if you will.  Fun will be had! If you have read any of what I have ever written, likely you have run across a post or two about my love for all things Vermont and New England.


So I am happy to be meeting Autumn in Vermont this year.  And New Hampshire.  And Massachusetts. And Connecticut – were we will visit Mystic AND get to spend a little time with another friend of mine.  It will be a trip to spawn many a post :)

Have a lovely Sunday.  Remember to rest a little today. Maybe a nap???

Love and Peace to you all.


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A beautiful post…love your stories…thoughts and feelings!


Autumn in Vermont. No better place to spend it! Girlcations are fabulous things I imagine. I have dreamt of, but never had one. I am a dog person myself. I like cats too, but dogs hold my heart in a special way. Love, LOVE the little witch on your mail box post! How adorable is that!! I am so glad you are posting regularly. xxoo