There is a slight (very slight) chill in the air today. Nothing makes it more difficult to dress children then the beginning of FALL! For one thing, I haven't switched clothes out, yet, as it was in the 90's just days ago. The other reason being that it takes DAYS and all of the patience I have to get it done. Something about all of the boxes of clothes and piles for eight children of various sizes makes my stomach turn. I'll get it done, eventually. For now, there are always sweaters!
A, S and I ran out onto the deck to see how it felt outside - to which S exclaimed, "Oh my Word!", which sounded more like "wood". :-) It's really just barely cooler than yesterday, but we are eager to buy pumpkins and hay for the porch and plant some pansies.
Fall lasts about two weeks in Oklahoma. We enjoy every minute of it! I fell in love in the Fall - mid football games and banquets and school happenings for my coach. Our first holiday as a couple was Thanksgiving - that was overwhelming! It's taken me 13 years to learn (most 0f) the first cousin's names. It was hard to transition from formal meal in the dining room with our "smallish" (at the time) family - dressed up and seated, taking turns to go around and tell what we were thankful for. Thanksgiving now consists of a HUGE family gathering at a church gym with paper plates kids running around everywhere. Literally. In our family alone there are 50 grandchildren. I'm grateful to be a part of it!
I'm off to clean the kitchen and straighten the house up before the children get home from school. With visions of pots of chili and falling leaves dancing in my head!
Verse for the day:
"Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I." Psalm 61:2