What a spectacular fall day today. My entire house has been sick with Strep Throat and we all finally finished the ‘z-pack’ of antibiotics yesterday. Freedom now from upset stomachs, sneezing, coughing and sleepless nights. I even changed out our toothbrushes this morning.
I am working from home today and have been on conference calls most of the morning. Productive, but none-the-less, tiring. I was looking out of my office window and here is the view I would like to share with you. The sky is so blue and the leaves are shades of yellow, brown and red. It’s lunchtime so I look at Izzy and we decide to go for a walk.
The fall is my favorite time. I was born in the fall and got married in the fall. Upstate New York can rival the Green Mountain State of Vermont any day!
So Izzy and I are off and the sun is shining and I swear she and I are both smiling. We hit the streets with gusto because the cool weather makes it easy for her to breathe and move about. The wind is blowing my hair and I am laughing out loud.
For anyone who knows me, I have had short, kinky, curly Roseanne Roseannadanna hair my whole life. My friend and miracle worker, Marilyn, has lived through my hair crisis days for years and via the miracle of modern science, I now actually do have straighter, softer and longer hair. It blows in the wind and when I feel it move, I laugh out loud.
I have had sad news about friend’s parents dying and young friends with cancer and so on days like today, I take that 15 minute walk with Izzy and I truly do look up at that sky and smile. I know things are not always good but every once in a while, you get a moment like this so take it.
As I walked back up the driveway, I passed our family pumpkin bench. We each pick one pumpkin that best describes us on that day.
Amelia has the white one because she is, self-professed, so pale.
I have the ones with warts, because I was sick that day when we picked it.
Jack is the big one on the bench because next to Chip, he’s the biggest.
Chip’s is on the ground, the perfect large one that we will carve in a week.
Enjoy the Fall where ever you are. I am sure no matter where you live, there is a noticeable change in the season that makes you reflect on life.