Saturday, November 1, 2014

October Moments

I would suppose you could say October was a month when things started to fall into a routine again for us. Our trips to take care of family were done for awhile and we were beginning to figure out what life without the grands was going to look like.

After losing interest for a time, I've picked up my camera this month and started taking photos again.

October is apple picking season in Virginia and we were able to pick enough apples to last us the winter with some to share. We learned last year that if stored properly apples will last for months.

Our "Frontier Family" is adjusting as well and we hear from them regularly. The best news is they now have a mailbox AND internet, so we have been able to Sykpe. 

 I love being able to see them when I talk to them. The above photo is them going on a hike. I love how Little Miss had to take a purse on a hike...kind of reminds me of me.  Photo below was taken after son and I had hiked up a hill in California (years ago) . He ended up carrying the purse I carried about half way up the hill, because I was having a hard time getting up the hill, let alone carrying a bag too.  His response to me.."Why did you bring your purse with you?" I really had no answer.

We are continuing  to get our produce basket each week and the veggies consist of more greens and root vegetables, so I have had to learn how to cook things that I'm not familiar with. We have gotten kale in several forms and I have discovered all go good with bacon.. who would have thought! Does adding the bacon cancel out all the health benefits of eating kale?

We've put summer clothes away, then had to drag some back out when the temperatures climbed back into the 80's. finished some outdoor projects and planted pansies for fall and winter color.

Our Care Group has been a tremendous blessing to us during this time. Focusing on the needs of others, has been healing to some extent, it has truly been a means of God's grace in our lives and we are so thankful to have this opportunity.

                                           Linking up with  Cheryl in Gathering the Moments


S. Etole said...

What an enjoyable collage of photos.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Loved seeing your photos. Glad to hear that life is settling down for you.

Debbie said...

GREAT pictures! So glad to hear that it sounds like your settling in just fine with your new normal. Enjoy your day!

podso said...

It was good to see your October moments. Your photos are beautiful as is your testimony of God's abundance in grace during this difficult season in your life. Thankful for God's restorative gift to you in the apple picking get away!

Cheryl said...

I think it's a good sign that you felt like getting your camera out again to see the world with new eyes. Praise the Lord for His faithfulness to us...and for His leading all the way!

Thank you for "gathering" together again this month. I am blessed by your story!

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