Louis Dean and I handed off the reins to Mike's parents late Friday morning and headed home in chilly, damp fall weather. I was so EXCITED!!! I have been yearning for weather like this and as soon as we got in and unloaded, we slipped our heavy winter robes on over our clothes....
and went out to the gazebo! Ah.....bliss!
LD poured us some seriously large glasses of wine.......
and we put our feet up and enjoyed the moment!
I turned the attic fan as soon as I got in so that sweet fall air was flowing through the entire house whisking away the stale smell of an empty home.
This made for some excellent sleeping weather and I was tired to the bone.
I went to bed around 4:30 and slept for 5 hours! I only got up to eat something and went right back to bed until 9:30 Saturday morning! Should I admit that I slept in my clothes all night and wore them into the next day? I didn't even take my make up off!! Over 15 hours of sleep and I was STILL tired so I rested most of Saturday. My only accomplishments were filling our medicine boxes and paying bills. That is unless I count the chapters I read in September and the Scrabble and Words With Friends games I played. And the naps I took.
Logan sent me home with notes and new drawings to hang up.
She tells me, "This is so you can remember me!"
As if I could possibly forget her!!!
It's true that we were so tired when we got home I could barely stand up straight and my feet left like I would need pillows to walk on. Still, we sat and talked about the kids and all the cute things they did. Did you know not ONE of them had a meltdown, got in trouble or had to be reprimanded last week??
I think that is just amazing! They are FOUR years old! God really blessed us and them and their parents with a good week!
One other little chore I did was to stitch up the small holes and tears in their critters.
I think they think that MeeMaw can fix anything!
Their mommy used to think the very same thing!
She probably still does!
Finally, late on Saturday afternoon, I took a long hot shower and washed my hair.
I was wanting to add some fragrance after I put on my nightgown and dabbed what I thought was a small vial of perfume at my throat and pulse points. Hmmmm.....smelled really strong!
I looked closer and I had used an essential oil - pine!
For the rest of the night I smelled just exactly like a Christmas Tree!
We went to bed early knowing that we need to get as much rest as possible before we return for Round #2 in Quadville this week.
And sure enough - all that rest and extra sleep kicked in and I woke up feeling much better and more like my old self. Louis Dean cranked up the gospel music and we got ready and went to church!
There's a magic moment every Sunday when I sit down in the pew, bow my head and say a prayer of thanksgiving. I hope I go to church every Sunday for as long as I live.
Louis Dean had the bright idea of eating at Arby's for lunch!
That turned out great because I went to bed for a nice long nap just as soon as we got home.
We watched The Dallas Cowboys play and I sorted my make up and refilled my toiletry bag that I leave at Amber's. I like to multi-task!
The games are almost always more fun to watch when we WIN!!
This morning as we were getting ready to go to church, I noticed these Spider Lilies.
Last weekend when Dean, Sherry and I were hitting up the garage sales in Mart, we saw several varieties of these in the yards there. I think they are an old fashioned kind of bulb. These have been coming up every fall since I have lived here - now some 50 years!
Tomorrow evening we will return to Quadville!
Amber and Mike are having a wonderful time and that just makes me so happy!!!
I hope Amber doesn't mind me using her pretty photo!