Good morning! And what a beautiful morning it is….I was just outside a minute ago, enjoying the cold, dewy grass beneath my feet, the morning sunshine on my skin, and the melodious song of birds.
Well, can you believe that tomorrow is the first day of fall!? This year has gone by faster than I could have ever imagined. Sandals, lemonade, and summer tops are traded for scarves, apple pies, hot tea, and sweaters. Last week we bought lots of apples from a nearby orchard, which I’ve had great fun with baking in the kitchen. Mmm…I love it when our home smells like cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.
~As for an update on life lately, Mom had a surgery on her hip several weeks ago and she has been recovering from that. She is now able to get around fairly easily with little pain – praise God! Please pray for her continued recovery.
~The guys have been hard at work cutting wood for our furnace this winter. We will be grateful when the cold months hit (and I’ve heard that farmers are predicting an unusually cold and harsh winter this year).
~I have been enjoying my classes, especially physiology. I have a great instructor whose goal is for me to understand and retain key concepts that I’ll use as a nurse instead of temporarily memorizing various facts. In one lab we got to determine our blood types and actually watch blood clot! Microbiology isn’t as much my cup of tea, but much of it is interesting and important information to know.
~I also am finishing up Medical Explorers. My highlight was getting to see a baby being born! It was truly one of the neatest things I’ve ever seen. I almost cried to see the beginning of a new, fresh life. What a privilege!
So now, here is a collection of photos from the past month:
Austin has been hard at work on building a boat. Here’s the finished frame. Creativity at work, folks!
Each month I get to go out with a special friend – Mrs. Pool. We have such fun times together. I am blessed to have her for a friend and mentor.
Leaving for an evening dance with WC. :)
Baking pumpkin and apple pies with two girlies who came to spend the day. They looked adorable in their aprons! It reminded me of times years ago when I was little and young ladies (in a true Titus 2 fashion) taught me various skills, including how to bake.
Okay, yep, we got kinda goofy. What started out as a “light dusting” of flour on our faces ended up in full-fledged face masks. Heeheee.
The guys built this one morning with a friend.
So I think that’s all for now. Today Austin wrote a funny paper for school that he gave me permission to post, which I’ll be doing soon. As a side note, I have been listening to music from an album called Piano and Cello Duet by Brian Crain. It is some of the most beautiful, soft, and gentle music I’ve ever listened to. Be sure to look it up if you enjoy music like that. :)
Until next time, my friends! Thank you for visiting the Bungalow!