Saturday, October 07, 2017
Fall nature journal pages...
I finished another couple pages in my Fall Nature Journal. It's funny how things make it into my journal. I don't really plan anything, but just watch for things and then add them in as they come along. I am sure that every fall season looks very different from others and yet similar too. At least here, we can sometimes have snow at this point in the year, but today was a beautiful day -- 75* with gray clouds mixed with sunshine. One moment I was in my shirt sleeves and the next moment I had a light jacket on. That's very fall-esque.
I feel like I've been on a bit of an emotional roller coaster this past week. The Las Vegas massacre started it off -- such a sad, sad thing. I've been praying much for people. And I've been praying for our nation. Then we put down our old dog, Sue. She was 12 years old and a dear friend. At the same time our youngest son, TheGolfer, left for the season. He had been living with us, working on our fencing project, and taking in golf tournaments all summer. His German Shepherd, Heidi, was here the whole time and became another good friend to us. They left together this week and it was a bit of a let down -- kind of like when everyone comes for Christmas and you're having such a merry time and all at once, everyone leaves. There was joy in remembering the days, but a little emptiness when it all ended. Today GolferSon came back to help us again and brought Heidi back with him. He asked if we could keep her. He said she was miserable at his place in town, so now we have a new dog-friend. She's just a year old and has a ton of energy. So totally opposite Sue. I'm thankful for a walking buddy and a protector and a playmate for the littles when they are here. She's so good with the kids. I do feel sad for my son, but he loves her and knows what's best for her.
Hubby and I watched the movie, The Shack this week. It was good. I read the book years ago and I liked it then, and the movie just added another dimension to it. The movie came along at a good time since the message is: love one another and forgive one another. We all need to do more of that, don't we? I sure do.
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