When I was not looking…

It never ceases to amaze me that when you least expect it life happens, and sometimes what happens is so amazing you are awed by the experience.  Consider me awed, gentle readers!

In West Michigan, Autumn has come to stay.  The days have been lovely, sunny and warm.  The nights, beautifully cool and crisp.  The perfect combination, in my opinion.  The colors are changing slowly in the trees, and each day it seems there is something new to see.  I cannot tell you how wonderful it is to put socks on after a long summer!  Simple things, to be sure.  But, a nice feeling!

I am going to try and keep up with the Harlot this year and not turn the heat on for as long as possible.  It should prove an interesting challenge!  Stay tuned to see how I handle this feat.  You may not know this, but I need to have a window open to sleep.  I dislike the feeling of a closed up house, most especially in the bedroom.  I promise to keep your inquiring minds posted on how this progresses!

Today is also my first night at work!!  Yes, the change begins today!  I have been trying to stay up later and, therefore wake up later.  In theory that sounds right, does it not?  Well, would someone please tell my internal clock???  I have been going to bed later, but waking up near the same time.  I would stay in bed, tossing and turning – sleeping the sleep of restlessness.  I am fatigued today, and will hope that the nap I have planned for this afternoon works out.  Either way, keep me in your thoughts tonight!!

School is off to a rousing start for all the kids.  This weekend is home coming and I had some previews of the frivolity this weekend from Heidi and Jordan.  Okay, can someone tell me when kids got all decked out for home coming???  I feel decidedly old!  I am about ready to pack up Miss Heidi and send her off to a nunnery to be clothed in sack cloth and ashes!  Sam will be home for the weekend to be with the most darling and enjoyable Brea.  Young love is a wonderful thing!!

Come to think of it, love at 47 is most incredible as well, just sayin’, gentle reader.  Most incredible indeed.

Anyways, I digress… stay tuned for the Red Carpet Photos from the upcoming weekend!  All the news that isn’t fit to print will be shared here, you can rest assured!!

Not all of you know, but next Monday I have surgery scheduled.  At. Long. Last!  Nothing dire, just a small arthroscopic repair to a little problem in my supraspinatus, for the inquiring mind out there.  I will be off work a bit, but that will be just fine.  My hope is that knitting will be my solace in recovery,  Carla – I will keep you posted as to how I am feeling and my holler at you for advice!  So, a bit of a “forced” vacation to enjoy my favorite season is just what the doctor ordered!

I wish that you all find joy in the world around you where you least expect it.  Have a glorious day!

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12 thoughts on “When I was not looking…

  1. Loved this entry Kat. Hope you will share some pictures of your autumn too. Good luck with the surgery, and, upside-down new life. And that window thing, well that makes me laugh.

  2. Ahhh, the frivolity of homecoming. It’s been rivaling prom for several years now. Fingers crossed for a speedy recovery from the arthroscope treatment! 😉 And on the rest of the stuff!!!

  3. I am happy that I get to start wearing my knitted cardigans again. For some reason I can wear socks all summer as my feet don’t sweat.

    As for homecoming, tonight I have to fix a friend’s daughter’s dress, and find a little jewel to replace and empty whole. The kids do get so excited!

    Hope your surgery goes well and that you recover quickly!

  4. Good luck with that! And yes, love at 47 is wonderful! And even better when it’s the same guy you were in love with at 31! Not that it has to be the same guy.

  5. We all turn around unexpectedly, Kat, and there – lying in wait or having happened almost instantaneously – is “Life”, chuckling whilst we sway gently in its wake.

    The perfect time for reflection is when Autumn comes falling.

    Enjoy … and don’t poke yourself in your recovery. Best Wishes in all going swimmingly with your pending hospitalization.

    …………………… Ruprecht

  6. Isn’t fall grand — I often think it’s as renewing and rejuvenating as spring.

    And I suspect we can think of some things to keep you amused during your recuperation — all best wishes for a successful “procedure” 😉

  7. Beautiful post Kate. Nice getting to know you and I look forward to more.

    Wish you a comfortable and speedy recovery-sure the knitting will help(used to be an avid knitter but now too busy plurking :()

  8. Best of luck tonight when switching to nights! I’ll be thinking about you!

    I love your idea about the heat, too. We’re stocking up on wool socks around here and making insulated curtains for the play room.

  9. Mama taught me to never ask questions about a woman’s surgery so I won’t even Google the word suprepinatus. But I do hope you’ll give your friends a one-line report on Plurk. Just keep on being you, Kat. By the way, you’re a wonderful writer.

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