“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
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!
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