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A Little Fun Diversion!

Well, hello there! Yes, it has been a very long time since I have blogged. Far too long. Life got complicated and busy and I let this blog go. I have a great deal of catching up to do and I will do my best to do so.

Now, back to the subject!

We spend our Saturday afternoons and evenings with friends, celebrating the Shabbat (Sabbath) and breaking bread! Our group is small and we enjoy this time together so much. Mark plays guitar and there is singing and just lots of sharing and digging into God’s Word.

Last Saturday, Carolyn asked if I would like to attend a Victorian Tea with her. The town’s historical society had purchased a pretty Victorian house and has been restoring it. The invite sounded like fun, so I agreed to go along. We entered the house and were steered into a smallish dining area in which tables for four were set up. We took our seats at a table with a husband and wife. Soon after, a pot of hot water was delivered to the table and we were offered to select a tea. Carolyn and I both chose Salted Caramel. It was yummy! An offering of tiny sandwiches and sweets made their way to the table and we chatted away about pets and country living.

As so frequently happens, it was getting late and time to leave. We had such a delightful time and it was a nice little diversion from the norm!

 

Awesome

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Sometimes there just doesn’t seem to be a word strong enough,  descriptive enough, or just “enough” to describe a day or event. Yesterday was just such a day.

While the day wasn’t special, it really was just a great day.

Michelle, Mark, and I gathered some firewood from the woods. It was chilly so the work seemed much easier than when it is warm out.

Afterwards, I sat a good while resting and just enjoying the beautiful huge pot of Mums shown above.  The late afternoon sun was hitting the flowers in such a way that they appeared to be emitting light  I really like the little welcome sign with the squirrels on it…very fitting at our woodland house!

There wasn’t a lot of time for lollygagging (how is that spelled, anyway?) because our friend,  Ralph, drove down from Rochester. We then drove him on down to practice music with our friends in Prattsburgh.Ralph is an amazing man. We figure he is about 84. That in and of itself isn’t amazing, but we returned home at midnight and he had an hour drive ahead of him. He insisted it was no problem!

We had a lovely time while the musicians practiced. Bill and Carolyn, the host and hostess, prepared a meal of chicken and biscuits that was so delicious! Sue, one of the singers, brought a terrific relish tray and I brought applesauce I made early in the morning. After the musicians finished, we were treated to pumpkin cake and ice cream.

Yeah…awesome might just be a good way to describe such a nice autumn day!