This has been my view for the last 4 days-except when I've been in
my room sleeping. I wish there was a way to go around not mentioning
it, but my vow on this blog is to be authentic, real, and meaningful. If
I'm not straight up with you all, then my blog or myself aren't any of those things.
I had my 20 year class reunion this weekend and a two day intensive on my new
class for Lay Counseling! That equaled the biggest weekend I've had in a long
time and that means my body really can't handle it.
I had an idea that I might be wiped out for 1 day, maybe 2, but I'm on day 4 and just
now starting to feel better. My chronic fatigue decided to have some other
random symptoms: a swollen right eye (complete with poofy eye lid
and vertigo). I was put on a round of meds for the vertigo,
and slept all day on Tuesday. All.day. I think the vertigo is better
but I'm still dizzy and most likely will go in for a round of fluids.
I could be so mad and frustrated that I haven't gotten to walk in the Autumn air
or bake, or go to the Apple Orchard yet, but I won't. I will make a choice, and that choice is
joy. The picture above may be my view, but it's a pretty good
On the way to my reunion.
Cute note I found from my daughter. Sure made me smile.
A sweet necklace my husband surprised me with. I love it.
We took a road trip at the end of August to see my husbands family for a 50th Wedding Anniversary.
This is a project I was working on in the car.
Visiting with these sweet southern ladies in K.C. Mo.
My mother-in-law surprised me with my very own quilt that she made me!
It has an apron that my Grandma Masterjohn use to use, she passed away 22 years ago,
so it's special to have her apron on my quilt!
Along with my craftyminx classes online, these ladies--these veterans taught me
Their anniversary cake was divine. Just divine. I thought
my purse looked pretty with the cake and plate!
My first ever!!! Loved it!
Lots of beautiful farms from Minnesota to Missouri. We stopped in amazement.
We also stopped at the town John Wayne was born,
and in Madison County, to see the covered bridges!
John Wayne's birthplace.
1 of the 2 that we saw, I was in heaven you guys,
I want to go back and see the other 4!
I have done a little baking this month so far, so I can't complain.
I think the best cookies I ever did make.
Marigolds still goin strong in September.
Nells caught with Madelynn's beloved turtle.
I've still been busy embroidering!
I was fortunate to hang out with one of my BF's, and we
made chai tea, knit, went to the farmer's market and listen to
Aren't my little initials so cute!?!
My new basket for yarn. What is Nells' problem?
I love being able to embroider or crochet on the deck, feels so good.
A pretty little corner in my home.
Madelynn trying to pick out a baby pic for the Homecoming slideshow--
she is nominated for Homecoming Queen!
I enjoy the wind for so many reasons.
Here I am working on what will be the start of my very own room! If I didn't have
the limitations I do, it would be done by now.
My very first granny square!
We've been making amazing bean dips. Healthy, easy and tasty!
I could be a spokesperson for this cream. It is outstanding!
Coffee with Dad.
I was over the moon when I heard it was National Donut Day. Bring it.
I went to the State Fair! It had been 6 years!
This guy liked my Almond hand cream.
This little mama just had 9 little piglets.
I'll leave you with one of Madelynn's senior pictures! We
have them all now, and could not be happier with them.