02 November 2013

Autumn Songs

Where are the songs of Spring?
Ay, where are they?
 Think not of them, thou hast thy music too...

May I open my heart to this latter part of Autumn's sweet,
but sometimes subtle, melodies...

and may I always be thankful for the blessings of each season that our Creator has made.

Wishing you all a blessed November.
Late September in rural NW Oregon
(but we still have a lot of color around us).



29 October 2013

Tuesday's Tasks

Yesterday was not a good day
(although it did have its bright, sun-filled, warm, lovely moments).
The handle on my wonderful, beloved slow cooker broke
(but the stoneware insert didn't--yippee).
We picked part of our fuzzy kiwi crop because of the possibility of a hard freeze last night
(but we didn't get a hard freeze and so,
 the ones left on the vine have a bit longer to get sweeter).
Mmm kiwi!
The turkey strips I was planning to cook expired 10/26 and not on 10/28 as I thought.
(But I had a backup plan--yea!).
But then my backup plan, chicken, didn't defrost correctly
(my fault, totally my fault),
and I was left with partly frozen chicken with
 little bits of shredded packaging paper all over it.
Double sigh with a BIG argh on top!
(but I had a backup to my first backup--hurrah)
And that third plan succeeded!
And then, of course, there are always the things one chooses to keep to themselves
(but I've called in heavenly help and wisdom on those).
So now, here we are, this Tuesday afternoon and I am finally starting on my 'to do' list for today
(I blame the late start on my warm, snuggly comforter and flannel sheets):
In the sink our lovely hydrangeas are drying
(using a method my best friend, who I've done wedding flowers with before, told me about).
Since I didn't have enough vases handy,
I am substituting the sink and my wire dish drainer temporarily.
I am hoping to come up with a substitute quickly as dirty dishes
 are in the other side of the kitchen sink:)
One itsy bitty setback--the water from yesterday somehow drained out last night.
Easy solution--fresh cuts to all stems and back in water.
Another of my Tuesday Tasks...
yesterday, in the midst of the many mini-storms that hit our place,
I baked a lovely pie pumpkin
and now I just need to decide what to do with it...
any ideas?
Pumpkin cookies with orange glaze?
Pumpkin loaf?
Mini pumpkin muffins?
Not part of my yesterday, but definitely a part of a recent adventure...
and bunnies are just SO cute!
Well time to get on to these tasks
(and a few others).
What tasks are you working on?
And for my fellow poetry lovers--a small excerpt for this beautiful, cloudless Tuesday:
Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;
Thy fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life some rain must fall,
Some days must be dark and dreary.
The Rainy Day (1842).
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(Public Domain)
You can find the full poem in many places on the web as I did.
Or here at this site:

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