It's fun having a little early morning coffee and writing about Halloween. I was thinking about Halloween when I was a little girl, and the first memory that always pops up was the year I was recovering from some illness and couldn't go trick or treating. My mother tried to make it fun by letting me wear my costume and help her give out the candy to the kids that came to our door. It was my first experience giving out candy with her - she LOVED doing that. She always did. I think about that every year when there are knocks on my door. It's a lovely memory. Happy Halloween and happy weekend, y'all!
Friday, October 31, 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
So many good things happened over the weekend, I don't even know where to start. We'll stick to three though. I helped out at a children's carnival on Saturday for the kids at my church's preschool, which was fun, and had a wedding to look forward to Saturday evening. When I was getting ready for the wedding, there was a knock on the door. Neighbor Mike had gotten a package in his mailbox meant for me, and he handed it over:
Talon's first book is available here, from Amazon.com, where I ordered it, and here, directly from the publisher. And read a Goodreads review here, from someone who couldn't put it down. I am savoring the thought of reading it this weekend, but may sneak in some reading before. Happy mail!
butterfly and beautiful words. Click to enlarge.
Friday, October 24, 2014
- Every morning, he posts what he refers to as "Coffee Pot Parade" and this morning he ended it with this:
"It Is Said That When You Lose Hope That You Have Lost Everything! The Best Way To Deal With The Bad Things Is To Get Up And Do Something! Don't Wait For Good Things To Happen. Get Out There And Make Good Things Happen! There Is Still Much That Is Good In The World. Your Actions Can Help Fill The World With Hope. Remaining Positive And Continuing To Move Forward Is How We Combat The Bad Things! Get Out There And Live Each Second Without Hesitation! And Never Lose Hope That Good Things Are On The Way!"
Couldn't have said it better myself. :) And he inspired someone else to post that quote by Voltaire at the top (which I have borrowed). Love that he inspired this trip down memory lane, too. Have a great weekend, my friends!
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
- That's the flag of Scotland there, along with our American flag at the Stone Mountain Highland Games, held this past weekend, at which we celebrate our Scottish heritage. This was a massed pipe and drum band at the opening ceremonies on Saturday and there were about three times more pipers and drummers than you can see here.
I love the pageantry, and seeing once-a-year friends. The best story of the weekend: a young woman came to our tent and told a remarkable story. Eight years ago, someone at our tent had helped her sort out the derivation of her family birth name (she was adopted), which lead to her finding her birth father, who she had never met. He lives in the Atlanta area, too, and they are close now. Just lovely.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Salted Caramel Moon Pies out to share. I wish I had taken a photo of that last pie I found inside the bag before I devoured it.
Whatever you do today, just celebrate it. Have a great weekend, my friends!
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
- October is usually my favorite month, but I'm still waiting for some crisp weather. It's raining here this morning and I'm mindful of the bad weather in other parts of the country yesterday and today, so no complaints here!
Friday, October 10, 2014
- This past Tuesday evening, October 7, I left volunteer work just before sunset and was in the same spot, when I spotted the vapory looking moon, hanging huge and white in the sky, framed between those buildings. This turned comical, because I wanted to snap a photo of it with my phone when I stopped at the next light. But it was not to be: this NEVER happens - I got green light, another green light, and I kept going, missing my turn, determined to snap that photo. And I got green lights all the way to Peachtree Street, where I was forced to turn left and lost the view. So I gave up and had a head shaking laugh at hitting all the green lights. That has never once happened before now, and then the sun was setting, so missed snapping that photo, and imagined the green lights laughing back at me. :)
- So I asked Siri, "is there a super moon tonight?" and got a response that there was a "Blood Moon" on the morning of October 8 that would be best viewed in the 6:30am hour. Hey - I'm up then, so I got my shower early, made coffee and took it and a bowl of cereal to the parking lot of the condos and watched the lunar eclipse before heading to work, with only one curious look from a neighbor driving past me leaving the complex. It was a peaceful 25 minutes - watching the eclipse, listening to early morning sounds and watching the lights come on slowly around in the buildings. One neighbor in the next building to the left curiously has Christmas lights in a bush beside his front door. I've never noticed that before. I just don't look that way when I'm leaving for work. On this day, the moon didn't really glow blood red for me, but disappeared. I got in my car and got on with the day.
Did someone mention coffee? Time to go make some. I hope you are well and happy this morning. Have a lovely weekend!
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Finding Nemo. Mac is a retired service dog. Both are just happy to be leashed together for a walk with the ladies.
John C. Campbell Folk School fall festival on Sunday, and must be making its way south on a lonely journey to Mexico for the winter. No other butterflies in sight. And the interesting thing was that it landed in the middle of a festival. This cornstalk is a decorative touch beside a busy window where barbecue was being sold.
Friday, October 3, 2014
- Mr Cs and the park where the drawing was are about 1/2 mile from each other. Truly a wonderful blend of urban life and nature in my workplace of NW Atlanta.
It's my 1400th post today. How about that? Hope you have a great weekend, my friends!