Hello! It's October and fall has arrived! The leaves are turning color rapidly and falling, the nights and mornings are cooling, the afternoons warm. It's a glorious time of year. That being said it has been a crazy week around the Living to Tell house. I had a ton of things that had to be done last night and was just too spent to try to put together a post, so I will join in as soon as I can today. Please don't let that stop you. Just link on as usual and I'll be here as soon as I can carve out some bits of time this morning! Happy Fall, Y'all!
Hello, I'm finally able to come back and do my Fave Five blessings. It has been quite the week and I'm so ready for the weekend. So in all the chaos let's look for some blessings because they are there!
~ thank you gift ~ Wednesday was the last day for a brother and sister in my childcare. This family has been with me since 2016 except for a maternity leave so it was very bittersweet to say goodbye. Brother is now in kindergarten and sister will be home with Mom and new baby. In Canada the maternity leave is 1 year, so we shall see if they return next fall or if Mom decides to stay home for a longer period. They blessed me with a lovely gift and a thank you card that made me cry. (DW Home Candles are one of my favorite brands btw, and this one is very nice and fallish!) I plan on using that restaurant gift card tonight as a reward for getting thru a rough couple of weeks at work.
~ gorgeous fall days ~ we have been outside for hours everyday enjoying the warmth and sunshine of lovely fall days. Some days have been clouded over but they have not had crazy wind so it works for me. The outside time has been a saving grace with a baby who has had much separation anxiety. So thankful for lovely fall days. Not too hot and not cold.
~ encouraging word at church ~ Sunday morning we decided to attend in person service as the covid counts are very low right now in my city. It was nice to attend in person. There is just something so much "more" when gathered together with other believers. Our pastor brought a very encouraging word to keep connected which I totally needed to hear as I've turned into quite the homebody the last 6 months. Love when the message speaks right to my heart.
~ Elona Holmes movie ~ If you have Netflix this is a fun take on Sherlock Holmes. It features his sister Elona. I needed something fun and interesting and this show fit the bill. I've never read Sherlock Holmes but think this was based off a youth novel? At any rate it was an enjoyable watch.