O is for OCTOBER

O suns and skies and clouds of June,

And flowers of June together,

Ye cannot rival for one hour

October's bright blue weather.

I just recently read this on another blog. I think's it's the most delightful poem. I love everything about Autumn. Cooler days, sunny skies, apples and pumpkins, bonfires, the colors as trees begin to turn.  September came and went almost without notice. I hope to keep my October schedule light, so that I can make every day last as long as possible.

It's hard to believe how much time has passed since I posted on this blog.  The kitchen remodel has taken over our lives in many ways. It has made planning meals difficult and most unenjoyable. Worse than that is that nothing is where it belongs. I have storage crates and bins sitting here and there, the microwave has taken up residence on the dining room table, and there is hardly a cleared surface anywhere.  Keeping a house clean under these circumstances is pretty much impossible.  I've pretty much given up on the whole thing and have now made this my new mantra... "Perhaps Tomorrow"!!

Meanwhile, I look forward to making soup over a fire on the weekends, and revisiting some of our favorite cool weather recipes. Fortunately, I've been able to keep the stove hooked up during our kitchen project.  I'm looking forward to making bread once again. We had such a hot September this year, so now that October is here and the temperature has dropped it is nice to use the oven to take that 'cool' edge off the air!


  1. I hope you'll post pictures of your soup over a fire. I'd love to know how you do that!

  2. Lydia, I will do that. It's so much fun, and if the weather is good we plan on doing it this coming weekend. I think we'll be having chili with cornbread muffins. Want to join us?

  3. Hang in there my friend it will all be worth it when it's finised...we can't wait to see.I'm alredy missing fall and it's not even gone yet; it's my favorite season. Hey we want to make dinner for you guys let us know when you can come.

  4. Thanks so much Jones Fam! R is working on the sink right now. Looks like I may actually have a sink and dishwasher by the end of the day. The next thing is the floor. The counters are so nice..at least we're happy with them.

  5. what is N for ... November is almost over and the big D is knocking!!

  6. Hey Teresa,

    I finally found your blog again!

    I hope you'll be able to update it again soon. I miss your thoughts. :)

  7. Oh, I love October! There's even a richness in its name. :)
    I do not believe I ever thanked you for the beautiful, encouraging little note you left in my garden walk months past. I just stumbled upon it this evening, and it warmed my heart to read such kind words.

    May the Lord bless you richly!