Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn. ~ Elizabeth Lawrence
Good morning, dear friends. I hope this finds you well and enjoying this beautiful season ~ it moves too quickly.
Some of you may have thought that when you didn’t hear from me last week, I was ill. Not true. Just doing a little rethinking ~ about many things. Such as the things I love to do, the things I need to do, and what I actually can do. After all, I am no longer forty. I know you have heard me say, “I no longer whirl and twirl like I once did.” Truer words were never spoken.
I very much enjoy writing my blog, but it does take time, as all of you know. Cooking and trying new recipes is a total joy for me, as is our garden and reading. Again, they all take time. And, I am one of those strange people who enjoys keeping house and a tidy one. Perhaps, it was all the years I worked outside our home and didn’t have the time to spend where I wanted to.
All said, I have decided to take a wee break. I want to read and enjoy your blogs and take time to make sincere comments, write notes to dear friends, watch my stove dance, and when spring arrives, reacquaint myself with our precious garden. I want to “sit and watch the leaves turn!” And, when the holidays arrive, I want to sit with Mike, sip hot chocolate and enjoy Christmas music and twinkling lights. I know you understand.
Not to worry, I will see you “At Table” soon and we will enjoy the holidays together. I know your blogs will be beautiful and bring me and all those who are blessed to read them, the holiday spirit. I hope you also will take time to “watch the leaves turn” and especially take time to enjoy all the things you love.
“Take rest, a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.” ~ Ovid