Friday, October 3, 2008

October Blessings

October has come . . .

It will soon be time for tricks & treats and a host of costumed children to come calling.

The air has gotten cooler . . .

The humidity has hit the trail ( yipeee!!!). . .

The garden is changing colors.

The dogwoods are turning red ~ the swamp sunflowers are in their glory & of course, so are the mums. This is their time to shine.

Even the butterflies are getting in the October spirit ~ donning their orange & black apparel.

October is a great month for

open windows

pulling up the blanket at night

taking long walks through the falling leaves

soups, stews, chili, sloppy joes, homemade bread, pies. . .

How about a little football??

Raking leaves . . . don't forget to jump in the pile.

A wooden bowl filled with gourds and set in the middle of your kitchen table.

Drinking warm spiced cider or a nice hot cup of tea ~ my favorite for this time of year is Constant Comment.

And perhaps best of all is someone to share the joys of October with.


I wish to thank all of you for your comments, thoughts and prayers. When I began blogging I wasn't planning to talk about such heavy things as my last few posts have been. But when these situations arose in my life I found it very difficult to think about anything else. So, it was either I talk about what was really going on in my life or I had nothing to say. I never ever expected to receive the outpouring of support and kindness that you have all given to me. For that I am humbled and thank you. You are the best!!!!

Now, for an update. My husband is home after spending all of last week in the hospital (mostly in intensive care). He is slowly gaining his strength and has been home from work this week. We have enjoyed some walks in the beautiful autumn air, healthy home-cooked meals, chats on the front porch and lots of plans to make a major life style change with as little stress as possible. We are feeling thankful and blessed that he is on the road to recovery.


  1. Hi, Kim - I was really happy to see your post and learn that your husband is on the mend. That had to have been truly terrifying. Hope he continues to improve, and that you get to take some time together to enjoy a gorgeous fall. Events like this sure make us appreciate the simple beauties of everyday life, don't they?

  2. Kim,

    I'm so glad your husband is doing better.

    There is nothing more important than your health, as I try to learn every day living with RA.

    I've been trying to teach my husband we have to do some things now. Not everything can wait till we're retired. We need to enjoy and appreciate life every day. I hope you two can do the same.


  3. So glad to hear that your husband is getting better and better each day. :-)

    Enjoy your day.

  4. Hi Kim! So glad to see you back. Your pictures are so cute. October has always been my favorite month. Have a great weekend. Twyla

  5. Kim,

    That's great news that your husband is home. He will heal quickly being at home with you and your care.


  6. Hi Kim!
    Thanks for stopping by for a visit! It's so nice to meet new people!! I'm so glad you enjoyed my dollhouse. I've had so much fun with it through the years. It was a gift from my husband Wes along with much of the furniture. Then lots of work completing the outside and inside and then the fun of collecting little things & people for it.
    I'm so happy your husband is home from the hospital and recovering! I will keep both of you in my prayers!!
    Big hugs, Sherry

  7. So glad to hear your hubby is home and doing better! God is good! Take care and you know I think most of us need to take some life changes...I for one need to start walking and exercising and easting better. Anyway glad to hear he is better. Take care of yourself also Kim!

  8. Kim, you have all my sympathies. I am so glad to see your husband is recovering, it may take a while though. Our nephew had the same thing.
    My husband is still in hospital after a stroke 6 weeks ago, but is making good progress.

  9. Hi Kim...thanks for stopping by. I am having a wonderful time. It is beautiful being back home. I had White Castle yesterday!! Glad you hubby is home and doing better. I am trying very hard to get some pics downloading soon.

  10. So glad that your hubby is on the mend. What an awful thing to go through.

  11. Hi Kim
    I am very glad to hear that your husband is on the road to recovery.
    Hugs, Rhondi

  12. Kim,
    I'm so happy to hear your husband is doing better. What a blessing.

    Your fall decorations are wonderful.


  13. Just checking in to see how things are going...and happy to hear hubby is on the mend!

  14. This is a wonderful post about the beauty found in the month of October. I hope your husband continues to mend quickly!

  15. All those things make me feel warm and cozy inside! Especially the extra blankets part!

  16. I haven't dropped by for awhile, but I'm happy to hear hubby is feeling better. It's Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada, so Happy Thanksgiving!


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