Thursday, October 27, 2011

What A Difference A Day Makes

Ya gotta love Colorado--and I do!  Monday was 80 degrees; Tuesday, as in yesterday, started out sunny and mild.  The Munchkins were over and we went out to collect pine cones...




Then, last night it was looking like this...OK, a little brr...

This morning...hello!  We had a high of 30 or so and it snowed off & on all day.  A snow day!  Yeah!

Once again:
Out my sewing room on Monday:
and out same window today:
tonight should get down to 18.  Now that's a Big Brr.  Not a Mongolian brr, but a Colorado brr--that should be back up to the 50's on the weekend.  Ya gotta love Colorado!

To live well, one must love well
Beth Moore

...love one another fervently with a pure heart.
1 Peter 1:22

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Heaven & Home

Since my last blog I have returned to UB from Italy, helped to celebrate Wagner Asia Equipment's 15th anniversary in Mongolia, returned to the US to help the other Granny with Jana's 5 Munchkins in WA State, and then home.  Yep, I have been on a flight every 2 weeks since August 9--all international except the last from WA State to Colorado!

Home.  All of the above was wonderful and I do plan to blog the rest of our Adriatic trip, the anniversary, and my Granny/Grammy time...but first about this homecoming.  After all the travel combined with the painting, carpeting, etc., of the last 2 years,  this homecoming was the one I've anticipated for so long:  the opening of the door and the "ahhhh" feeling.  I was not disappointed!  I spent the first 48 hours in constant delight.  In fact, heaven itself seems a bit more real; maybe "real" isn't the right word; but the prospect of heaven seems to have taken on a whole new sparkle!  If an earthly homecoming can be this wonderful, what must getting to heaven be like?!

Anyway, here's a few pics of fall around our home :)

the lake behind us--the Courthouse's backyard, not ours!

Today Travis, Window Washer Extraordinaire, came today and made the views even more enjoyable :)

...and, after changing out'ed light bulbs, wading through 47 messages on the answering machine, a diaper box full of mail (!), getting the Super TV working again, clearing the garage of leaves, and tending what is left growing on the patio; I did a Very Important Thing:  reloaded the cookie jar!  Since Animal Cookies don't have much sugar, I indulge Nikki's Munchkins every chance I get :)
Today I put together a few fall things from a piece of pre-quilted fabric I think I've had for 10 years.  My fall quilts are in UB, so these will do nicely once I finish the binding


Finally, here's a few pics I took in UB before I left:

That lovely amber glow is, alas, ger smoke & coal dust

"The test of the life of a saint is not success, but faithfulness in human life as it actually is"
Oswald Chambers

What great, encouraging words!