The drywall guy was, once again, here this morning to put another coat on the ceiling. And, once again, what to do while he's here?
Transition came to mind. One day we're wearing short sleeves and flip-flops and then all of a sudden we're looking for long sleeves, jackets, and sweaters. So up went the ironing board and out came all the long-sleeved shirts that were put away for the summer and I ironed! My husband will be very happy. : )
The other transition is cooking. All of a sudden there is a desire to warm up the kitchen and take more time in it. Baking is a pleasure again. Cooking seems more relaxing rather than something that has to be done. We loved the summer fruits and vegetables but now we look forward to the apples and the squash and the pumpkin.
I'm sure if you look at past posts, whenever it comes to the end of one month that is going into another, you'll find me saying that I can't believe the month is gone, but it's so true!!!! Tomorrow is OCTOBER. Well.........here is what my notebook has for OCTOBER:
*clean the lawn mower/garden tools before putting them away for the season
*turn off outdoor water (if you live in the arctic winter months like we do)
*bring (can I say this?) snowshovels out and snowblower (there, I said it)
*replace furnace filter/have furnace checked
*store summer clothes
*rake leaves (have fun with this one - it's something the whole family can do together)
*make emergency kits for the cars
*apply fertilizer to the lawn
*empty old dirt from planters
*winterize the house and cars
*start buying gift items for the pantry for the upcoming holidays
*stock up on cold/flu medication, gingerale for tummy problems, etc.
*check winter wardrobe needs and fill in gaps
*wash the walls
*clean upholstery/shampoo carpets/wash rugs
Whew. That's a lot. Some things will get done. Some things won't. It helps if you prioritize the list and everybody's list is going to look different. But doing some of these things is for everyone's benefit.
Also in OCTOBER it's a good time to have fun as a family:
*pumpkin carving parties
*go on a hayride
*go on drives to see the fall color
*have a fall picnic
*put a fall puzzle out on the table
*press the pretty leaves
*take lots of pictures
*make apple desserts
*decorate the house and yard
*put up a scarecrow
*go for walks in the cool air
Whatever you do, enjoy your family (or friends) this month. : )
We also had something strange happen to us today. While we were eating at the dining room table, we looked up and saw a kitty looking into our front screen door and meowing. We opened up the door and it came in. Now, unfortunately, we have a stray kitty. It desperately wants to go back out but we hesitate as it doesn't have a collar and I don't just want to let it go. But I don't want to keep it either!!! I am NOT ready for another kitty. So, I typed up a message and put it around the neighborhood hoping and praying someone calls us.
That is my day so far. I hope your day is going well and that you are feeling good about what you are getting done. I know some days I feel like I'm spinning my wheels and then others are very productive. God bless your efforts! Like I've said before, it's worth it. : )