Tuesday, September 19, 2017

“Don’t let go too soon, but don’t hang on too long.”

~ Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

I spent a good part of yesterday in the kitchen restocking the pantry by canning vegetable stock, chicken stock, black and kidney beans. It was a long and lovely day.

I feel ready to embrace autumn. Remember hygge, that cozy lifestyle that was suddenly all the rage last winter? I’m ready for some. Maybe even a pumpkin spice latte just to kick the season off.

Not so much ready for the ‘S’ word I heard on the weather yesterday in reference to some local hills and highways, but we’ll just ignore that for now.

Today on what looks like it will be a sunshiny day, and one on which our usual Tuesday plans are on hold, I think a walk in the park with my hubby, who is doing his best to listen to his body and take it slow, will be just the thing.

Meanwhile, here’s a look back at the spring lilacs. Letting go of spring and summer, reaching with expectation and joy toward fall and, yes, even winter.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things.
  1. The “S” word…snow? I know, I don’t like it either! We have about seven months of s-word threat up here in Minot, ND. I appreciate the lilac picture so much! Reminds me of my Mom. 🙂 While I appreciate some of you might like the pumpkin spice thing, I like my coffee to taste like plain old coffee. Linda…I love your every-day posts. They keep me sane. They remind me of all the things I have to be thankful for. Though I don’t have your pantry, I dream about your pantry.

    1. I still remember seeing photos of your late winter snow last year, Karen! Crazy! We had an abundance and it seemed like it would never stop. It did, spring sprung, summer came, and now fall is falling. Isn’t it all just so magical?! Secret: I am not a fan of pumpkin spice lattes (pumpkin pie, now that’s another story) but am feeling a yen for just one this year. Thank you for your kind words and support of this little space, Karen. I appreciate you so very much.

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