Saturday, September 28, 2019

Today Feels Like Fall

  Today finally feels like fall. I am noticing a few of the trees starting to change. Its even cloudy, so its a perfect Saturday. My goodness I was gone almost six weeks. I did think, maybe I should just wait until October and skip September all together. I can't believe that September is just racing by.

It was a lovely summer. The garden was fantastic. I was able to put up so much food. We drove up to Northern California and we saw Ben and Megan and the boys. It was a lovely time.

They have grown so much. I think that being out there in North Carolina and getting to be boys agrees with them.

There was so much fantastic stuff to see and do.  Its a long way up there from here. Its almost six hours from here. I haven't been up that way since I was a kid. It just shocks me how much water is up there.

I just loved these pumpkins. I took pictures of everything I would like to grow someday.
I managed to finish up a rug. I wanted to get it finished so I could put it out for fall.

The original pattern is by Buttermilk Basin. I wanted a bigger rug so I could put it in front of my fireplace, so I added a few things. I have had this pattern for so long.

 So for the bittersweet part of this story today. I have been absent from blogging because we have been working on the house so we can sell it. We hope to get it on the market in the spring. So at this point, all I can think that this will be goodbye to my field of dreams. I wanted one last garden before I leave. It was a nice way to shut that door. We will continue to get the house ready for the next person who lives here and I hope they will love it as much as we have loved it. With the our grand children living in different states, we think that its time to be more mobile. To just be able to jump on a plane and go to them when we can. To not miss birthdays and all of that jazz.

I have thought and thought and prayed and prayed, and we both figure that this is the best time to down size. A house is just a house. It takes people to make it a home. This is a family house and it really makes me sad now that its not filled with people who will slam doors, and run upstairs and swim in the pool and run and climb trees. Now that I have told you, maybe I can blog more. I just couldn't sit down and write this post until today. Its not sad really, its just going to be a new adventure. Ron and I will be married 40 years in April. I think its a good time to find that promised land. A place that I don't have to worry about water, and heat and the crazy government of California.

Thank you so much for being such an important part of my life. I hope you still stop by every now and then. I will bring you along this next journey.


And the night shall be filled with music,
      And the cares, that infest the day,
Shall fold their tents, like the Arabs,
      And as silently steal away.


Sara at Come Away With Me said...

Wow Kim, that's big news! But it's wonderful news too because there's a new adventure on your horizon and you know you are stepping into it in God's grace. I shall be excited to come along with you as the story unfolds. It's lovely to know you will still be sharing with us here on the blog in your own special way, straight from the heart. Prayers and hugs to you, always! Sara

Pom Pom said...

Those boys are adorable! I love your rug! God's got this, He has YOU in the palm of His hand. The next homely house awaits! LOVE LOVE LOVE

Julia said...

It's nice reading your blog again. I'm keeping up with Megan and Ben's videos of their new life on their homestead.

I was hoping to see a glimpse you in their video when they went to North California.

Changes are always difficult to adjust as we get older but it's obviously a good time to find another place that will be more to your liking while you are both still young enough. Life is so short.

You Autumn rug looks beautiful.
Hugs, Julia

Julia said...

Oops, it was supposed to be "Your Autumn rug is beautiful"

Rugs and Pugs said...

That is HUGE news!!! You make it sound like you may be leaving California. I'm sure God will steer you in the right direction.
Congrats on nearly 40 years of marriage!!!

marie said...

A great adventure awaits. 2 years ago we moved from Oregon to Alabama. Closer to family. A bit of advice is pick a state that is good on your retirement money. Cost of living here went down 50% for us. Glad you will keep your readers informed on your adventure.

GretchenJoanna said...

Oh, my goodness!! What momentous news! Having lived there your entire life, it is a big adventure to plan for and go elsewhere, but it's definitely good to move sooner rather than later. Being where there is more water sounds wonderful, doesn't it? I hope you and your husband have fun planning and preparing, and I'll be eager to hear where God leads you. I hope you have time to blog about it!! XO said...

Selling our house too. It’s an adventure but a mourning as well. And the older I get the more difficult the changes seem. We don’t have grands yet but that would surely change the water on the beans too...

Susan Zarzycki said...

Such a lovely blog posting! You are doing what Roger and I talk about but can't seem to get any further. Good for you, taking that next step!

Kerin said...

Cutie~pie Grands! How fun to see them and spend time with them!!
Love, love all the wonderful types of squash that was displayed... very cool!

You know I wish you all the best on this next adventure that you and Ron are about to embark on; it's going to be amazing!
You're in my thoughts and prayers :)


Kessie said...

So nice to see a blog post from you! And I hope you get to talk about this next big adventure!

Debbie said...

oh kim, i have missed you, it's awesome to read about what's been going!!

a house is just a house kim but you really made this house a home!! LOVE the autumn rug!!!

Bonnie K said...

I will miss your beautiful garden, especially your sunflowers. I will definitely look forward to your new adventures. I so enjoy your take on life. I hope you plan on including us in your new endeavors! Congratulations on 40 years of marriage. My husband and I are celebrating our 25 the soon.

Three Sheep Studio said...

Kim, great adventures await you and your husband. Wonderful things are up ahead... the memories won’t stop.
A home should serve you and yours certainly has through the years. Keep moving and looking forward. ☺️