Wednesday, September 10, 2014

the autumn leaves

i am on robyn and dillon's laptop today---hence no caps and no auto-correct---

i have been pondering fall or autumn as i think it sounds prettier----now i am pondering the rose by any other name thing----guess i am easily distracted these days

i am trying to force that old love of fall thing----got the pumpkin spice candles burning----already made some pumpkin chocolate chip muffins---and decorated the mantle---although a little differently this year-----

yesterday i even bought all the ingredients for chili except the ground chuck----remember my problem purchasing meat----i plan to get dillon or frank to pick up the meat monday----the next few days won't be chili weather days anyway-----

back to my buying meat problem and shopping issues in general-----i am certain some of my anxieties in this area are due to the many cases of product and food tampering when my oldest boys were very young---started this phobia-----but i push on and with robyn's help i am able to buy most of our weekly needs


okay back to autumn -----i am really missing the grandkids football games---no one is cheering or playing this year----i felt last year that it could be the last time i would pick them up for a game or pack my goody bag with candy chips and drinks-----but had i known for sure---maybe i would have cheered a little louder and brought a few more snacks--

maybe if i listen to my cd ---the one that we won't listen to until september----james taylor's "october road"

silent colors mossy grass----listen closely to the past----circle round the warmest fire---leave no doubt or secret desire---but when it's over stop and check----was it welcomed good was it softly etched---only sneak a backward glance as it's brightness fades----autumn days of gold autumn days we made---


16 comments:

  1. It definitely sounds like you have had enough of summer! Oh, so am I!

    CostCo has pumpkin pie already!

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    1. That's the thing Susan -I feel kinda like in season limbo!

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  2. A friend sent me a picture of this garden pumpkins--the are the biggest ever and ready a month early. It will be a short autumn this year.

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    1. Is it really gonna be a short autumn-guess I better start appreciating it :)

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  3. I'm ready for a little autumn myself!

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  4. Pumpkin chocolate-chip muffins sound soo delicious, Lynn. And I haven't shopped at Bath and Body Works since college because it got a little, shall we say, much--but this year, I meandered back in and bought a Pumpkin Sugared Doughnut candle. I love it. It's subtle but it gets the cozy job really done.

    Would you consider featuring a pic of the mantle? :)

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  5. I found a pumpkin spice candle the other day suze-- I don't remember buying it but there it was and never been lit-- I will share a photo of the mantle suze :)

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    1. Just saw it when I refreshed my dashboard! :)

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  6. Food additives are a big problem but such is globalization. Back in the day when we grew ourselves what we ate there was no such problem. Many modern things have made life easier, but not necessarily healthier.
    If Alberta's a pointer Lynn, we'll all be into Winter before too long.
    Summer's Waning,
    Leaves are Falling,
    Autumn's Calling

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  7. I am SO ready for fall. I decorated my place for fall last week and I have got all of the fall candles out too. My favorite time of year!!

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    1. I do have some stuff out but need frank and Dillon to get my wreath- plastic pumpkins and fall flags down from the attic - maybe that will do it :)

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  8. So true about the food -- yes Robyn has been reading that we are suppose to have massive amounts of snow this season- I will really miss autumn then!

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  9. Friday night I noticed the trees at the mall have all started to turn.

    And today the weather turned.... 64 degrees. Breezy. Beautiful.

    Trying to enjoy every bit of it while I can. Judging by the amount of acorns on the ground, it's gonna be a BRUTAL winter.

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  10. We have not had that many acorns now that you mention it-but I have heard it's gonna by a hard winter too :(

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