No, my camera isn't back. It'll be in the shop for a week to ten days, with a hefty bill at the end. I suppose that is how life is.
The cool weather motivated me to switch over our clothes for the cooler seasons. I've just finished and it's such a good feeling to have everyone's clothes neatly organized and to know who needs what, etc. Sorting through everything, I found myself very thankful for how God has provided yet again for our clothing needs -- mostly through hand-me-downs from family and a few great garage sales I hit at the beginning of the summer.
I've been enjoying the fall foliage so much this week! I can't believe I don't have my camera to record it. One morning we went on a family walk down a nearby canal. It was so beautiful, peaceful, quiet. Later that afternoon we all tried our hand at capturing the sight with watercolors.
The fall colors happened overnight, literally. I took the below picture about 5 days before the overnight change. This same picture today (if I could take it) would show bright yellows and oranges with brown leaves underfoot.
We made it to the library yesterday to stock up. We carry so many books out of there that I bring the stroller just to cart them. Somehow the cold weather took my aversion to Christmas-planning away, and I came out of the library with a stack of idea books. :)
The boys decided to decorate their room for fall this week. After a leaf-collecting trip in the woods they snuck away to their room and taped (!!) leaves to windows, doors, walls, furniture, etc. Then they proudly gave a show of their decorated room. :) Very cute! Not so cute a few days later when the leaves dried and crumbled. But, that's what Saturday is for -- extra cleaning and chores.
We're off to visit a different church tomorrow. Michael's switching pulpits with a friend for the morning service. It will be a chance to meet new people and get to know a congregation in a different part of the city.
The children and I have started Little Women. I'm so excited. I just read a biography of Louisa May Alcott, which I found fascinating, and so it's going to be fun to read this favorite again, with the kids. I think Rachel will really enjoy it.
Oh, the knitting night went really well! Better than I expected! We had 15 girls and about 7 moms. Everyone caught on straight away! It worked well having my sisters and another mom to go around the room and help each one along. After snack time the girls regathered in a large circle in the front room to talk and knit -- priceless!
Soccer season ended this morning. Andrew has enjoyed himself and is looking forward to Spring. The cool weather held off until just the right time!
I'm off to read a bit and then I think I'll be in the kitchen for a good part of the day. There is wheat to grind, dinner to cook, dinner to organize for tomorrow, and I really think we need something around here to snack on!
Have a good weekend!