Sunday Thoughts ~ Golden Moments

“It was one of those perfect fall days when the air is cool enough to wake you up, but the sun is also kissing your face.” ~ Anita Diamant, “The Boston Girl”

Good Sunday morning, sweet friends.  I hope this morning finds you well, enjoying a lovely coffee and perhaps, doing a little dreaming.  I am guilty, totally guilty of dreaming.

When the days arrive with the least bit of chill, that is my signal to find my coffee, a quiet spot, and begin dreaming.  Do you do such things?  I hope so.  I begin to think of the upcoming holidays, recipes to prepare, decorations, how to maintain calm in our home, and simply enjoy the beauty of the season. As the years have passed, they have taught me the magic of ‘Simplicity,’ and how it makes each day more special, especially during the holiday season.

“The days are getting colder; have a warm heart.” ~ unknown


Speaking of recipes, you may want to check your recipes for certain ingredients.  In our area, one of our larger markets had empty shelves this week.  I have a fudge recipe that requires a large Hershey bar (8 oz.).  Mike found it at another market.  I don’t know if we will see a shortage of items again, but if there are certain things your family enjoys, it may be a good idea to think ahead.  This time of year, a list is my best friend.  Perhaps, yours also?

“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” ~ Walt Disney

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Autumn dreaming is also about curling up with an old friend or a new one. Books are such good friends. For many years, when I worked outside our home, my reading time was limited to a brief few minutes before beginning my day. Sometimes life takes over, but since I have retired, my hours spent reading have brought me immense pleasure.

My latest found treasure is “Before We Were Yours,” by Lisa Wingate.  What a book!  It is a true story, taking place from 1939~1950, and is about the Tennessee Children’s Home Society which was based in Memphis, Tennessee.  To me, the book is a mixture of horrors ~ children stolen, sold, and those who disappeared and were never heard from again.  As well as, a mystery of years to unravel, adventure, extortion, and a beautiful love story.  It is astonishing to realize such happenings actually occurred, and not so many years ago.  Although, the book had a lovely ending I was not at all ready for it to end.  However, it is certainly a book I will read again.

Dear friends, I do hope you have enjoyed your visit.  If my upcoming days go somewhat as planned, I will see you again this week.   However, as we all know, the best-laid plans can sometimes go under. So, until we meet again, know. . .


I wish you and yours a beautiful day and week ahead. . .

And. . .

May your days be sweet, full of kind souls and lovely dreams.  Stay well!


” I like autumn. The drama of it; the golden lion roaring through the back door of the year, shaking its mane of leaves.” ~ Joanne Harris






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12 thoughts on “Sunday Thoughts ~ Golden Moments

  1. Great idea to check early for holiday ingredients. Thanks for the good advice. I have noticed the stores don’t have everything as usual.
    Lovely post. Autumn has so many joys. Our weather has been exceptionally pleasant the last two weeks. Enjoy your week, Sandra.

    1. Good morning, Bonnie. I am behind these last few days in answering sweet comments. And I thank you for yours. We are having much-needed rain, but thankfully no storms as other areas are dealing with. Wishing you a lovely week, my friend.

  2. I will check out that book. Great advice on getting your holiday supplies early this year. Have a wonderful week ahead.

    1. I think you will enjoy the book, Penny. I have been making a list of recipes and ingredients the last couple of days and plan to do some shopping. Have a good week!

  3. Sweet Sandra, it is funny you should mention dreaming as I was doing that very thing this morning with my cup of coffee. Dreaming of recipes and decorating is such a nice escape. This is such a beautiful post for our Sunday. You have offered great advice on getting you holiday groceries ahead of time. Both my mom and I started early. Wishing you a most wonderful week ahead, dear friend!

    1. Hello, Shannon. I enjoy a few moments of quiet here and there. I am one who has to collect their thoughts and if I don’t things don’t run as smoothly as they should. The holidays will be with us soon and I guess I am spoiled by always slipping out to the store to pick up what we need, never giving a thought as to it might not be there.

      Have a lovely week ahead, sweet friend.

  4. Happy Sunday, Sandra! What lovely photos and thoughts you have for us today. I’m longing to have the time to sit and dream or even organize and put one thought in front of the other! I’m so glad you do! Have a wonderful week and savor the fall!

    1. Hi, Jeanie. You wrote your comments on Sunday and today is Tuesday. I don’t think I should be dreaming anymore. However, I am making a list so that should help me get organized. I know these are crazy times for you with your art show and I think I remember you were keeping the ‘Toddlers.’ So, I know you are a busy lady. You have a great week and enjoy yourself whatever you may be doing!

  5. Such beautiful images of this golden season. The quotes are lovely, too. I started my Christmas shopping for the grandchildren when I went into a store just to look, and they had ONE of the item I was thinking about and said no more would come until January. I haven’t noticed any shortages in the grocery stores here.
    Taking time to think and dream is a lovely way to spend time during these beautiful and quiet days.
    Have a serene week, Sandra.

    1. Thank you for your kind words, Lorrie. I hope you won’t see changes at your grocery stores, but many are. I have a bench in my garden that is a perfect dreaming bench, I just need to remember my book. We are having much-needed rain and our temperatures are now autumn like. I do enjoy this season, but hope it is a while before we see snow.

  6. Sandra, I have been dreaming this afternoon as I enjoy a cappuccino and some holiday magazines. Thanks for reminding me to stock up on items for baking. We are noticing empty shelves and items we ordinarily buy can’t be found. I think Butch has read the book and it is on my list to get to soon.

    Your post in beautifully filled with lovely sentiments, images, and quotes. Wishing you a wonderful week and I hope to see “At Table!”

    1. Good morning, Pam. I am behind in my comments. Perhaps, I am doing too much dreaming. I am actually ordering a few things that I haven’t found, like candied fruit for my fruit cakes. I know you make them too and there isn’t any to be found in our area.

      I know your mind is whirling and twirling with ideas for your sweet cottage and for everything you do. Wishing you and your lovely family a wonderful week ahead.❤

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