Okay, really, now that I think about it there have been a few things. The temperatures are not oppressive, even pleasantly cool in the evenings. Fall is in the air and I like that lots. The trees are just barely starting to change. Our neighbors (the cows) come to see us in the evenings because they like the light outside our house. I love the babies, especially this little white-face baby.
Today, I cleaned out the smoker so that we'll be ready to smoke some pork at the end of the week. We're having "Homecoming Sunday" this weekend at church. So, we'll have a big lunch after church and we're taking pulled pork. There will be so much food there, I really should eat less all week so I can hover over the buffet (desserts of all kinds,,,yummm.)
After I cleaned out the smoker I was so dirty I decided to get another chore over with that I've been putting off. I pulled up all of the garden except the pepper plants, marigolds, and these tropical pea plants that look like small trees. The peppers are still producing. The pigeon peas are just now putting on pea pods and I don't think we'll ever get any before frost but they look neat to me, so I left them.
Oh, I did finish a scrappy fall lap quilt. I used leftover pieces of quilts I'd made to make it. I bought a darning foot so I could learn to do free motion quilting and decided to learn on this quilt. Let me just say that I have a long way to go in learning this technique. To me it was the quilting equivalent to a full body workout. My shoulders were cramping, my back was hurting and I'm pretty sure that I clenched my teeth through the whole ordeal. I did learn some but it was painful--I guess that's how a lot of life lessons are, huh?
So, I guess the next time I think that nothing is new around here I should sit down and just start typing and I'll think of all kinds of things I want to tell you. We are blessed beyond measure and so very thankful for The Lord's daily mercy to us. Blessings from all of us here in the holler...