This one is for my dear friend, Toni. Thanks for these sweet little dolls that you sent so long ago. Do you remember them? Just wanted you to know that they spend time with me over the Fall holidays and give me much pleasure & enjoyment. I treasure your friendship and hope that we can spend many more years together. Thanks for your wonderful gift.
TODAY is the day . . . I'm going to remove the pressure dressing from my left leg and jump in the pool today. It will be my first time in the pool since the middle of August. Oh my! Torture! Here's why . . . I accidentally bumped my ankle on one of the living room chairs and the area got infected. The doctor ordered Keflex - no help!. Tried Doxycycline - no help! Sent me to the wound center. They wrapped my leg in a pressure dressing from the middle of my foot to my knee. Yikes! Talk about overkill. Anyway, I've been sporting this thing for months (since August) . Every Tuesday I go to the Wound Center. They measure it, take a picture and reapply the pressure wrap. Last Tuesday I thought it was healed but the Doc said "one more week". Oh no! So I decided that this thing comes OFF today. It's in the 90's with a cold front coming on Wednesday. I am not going to miss what could be my last chance to go to the pool.
Don't forget the Coppertone and towel. OK? here I go!
TODAY, October 4th, is the Feast Day of St. Francis.
All across our country, Catholics are taking the St. Francis Pledge to Care for Creation and the Poor and joining the Catholic Climate Covenant. The St. Francis Pledge is a promise and a commitment by Catholic individuals, families, parishes, organizations and institutions to live our faith by protecting God’s Creation and advocating on behalf of people in poverty who face the harshest impacts of global climate change. To join the Covenant, you commit to act on each of the five elements of the St. Francis Pledge. The St. Francis Pledge I Pledge to: PRAY and reflect on the duty to care for God’s Creation and protect the poor and vulnerable. LEARN about and educate others on the causes and moral dimensions of climate change. ASSESS how we-as individuals and in our families, parishes and other affiliations-contribute to climate change by our own energy use, consumption, waste, etc. ACT to change our choices and behaviors to reduce the ways we contribute to climate change. ADVOCATE for Catholic principles and priorities in climate change discussions and decisions, especially as they impact those who are poor and vulnerable
Lot's of fun stuff for you to see and DO here! There may even be some things you may want to copy & save. Just hope you have fun & enjoy yourself. What better way to start then with Toni's Tuesday meme?
1. Favorite Autumn Activity? A walk in the woods 2. Favorite Autumn Meal? chili with sour cream & cheese toppings 3. Favorite Autumn Drink? cider 4. Favorite Autumn Weather? sunny and 75 This graphic goes perfectly with Toni's meme. Don't you think?
How about a recipe for a pumpkin cake? This one is from Susan Branch, one of my favorite blogs to visit!
Autumn Ambience Thick leaf-fall glows amber, ochre, bronze on yards, walks and lawn. Gutters gather gold dust. Afternoon sunlight bounces colors skyward, charges ambient air a mellow yellow. And I, who walk amid this Midas mist, am gilded head to toe, a living statue raised to honor Autumn. Sister Anna Maria Ahl, SC, 2008
This page would not be complete w/o my favorite friend, Maxine.
So there you have it, dear friends. You have reached the end of my Autumn Blog Hope page. Hope you enjoyed your visit as much as I enjoyed having you. Next stop . . . Susan. Just click on the quilt square below to go there.
Thank you, Kim for the great idea. Hope we do this more often even monthly!