Rushing Time

When I was growing up my parents always told me that every year of my life will feel like it is going faster and faster. I don’t think back then I believed them, but I sure do now. This year has felt like this…Rushing water

It feels like each year is like a waterfall or stream that is wearing away with time and rushes down the mountain faster and faster with less resistance. I’m not sure you can stop this phenomenon of time moving faster, so I guess all you can do is try to be present in the moment. By being present you don’t miss as much, you can experience each part of life, and hopefully keep time from feeling like it is moving so fast. It’s almost Thanksgiving and I feel like the stores and big business has just passed over this time for everyone to be thankful for what they have. At Halloween there were already Christmas decorations out and it made me cringe…. Others may disagree, but by putting out these decorations, etc. out so early and basically skip Thanksgiving… it spoils these holidays and tries to force people to not value Thanksgiving and Christmas as they were meant to be celebrated with reverence and thanksgiving. So I refuse to be dragged into the commercialism that big business has tried to turn holiday into. I chose instead to celebrate these holidays as they come and with appropriate feelings of appreciating, caring, thoughtfulness, and thanks. I hope you will join me. It helps ones time to at least not be fast forwarded and hopefully help our time to feel like it moving at an appropriate speed 😉

Bridge over calm waters…

Fall has finally started to arrive here in our part of Virginia. The leaves are changing and the weather has cooled.

It is such a nice time of year outside of the bad storms we had last night. Today we had time for a nice hike after work and dinner. We went on a new trail and had some fun. The dogs seemed to really enjoy all the new smells and sights 🙂 This weekend promises to hold some good weather for some more hiking. I have a lot of baking to do too… should be fun 🙂

A Sunday Drive…

When I was a little girl my mom, dad, and I would always take Sunday drives. We would go all over the state and sometime to other states if time permitted. Sometimes our Sunday drives would happen on Saturdays if we wanted to drive too far, as usually Sunday we went to church. These are some of my favorite memories from my childhood.

When I met my husband he also had the same experience as a child so we decided to incorporate these “Sunday drives” into our relationship. We felt it was important to have this time and to keep them as part of our family traditions.  We really enjoy them and find it is really a time to connect, talk, and relax.

So today we took one of our drives after he got home from work. We drove into Maryland and I found a lot of photo opportunities. I thought I would share some.

First we went by this little church, I thought the stained glass windows and steeple were very neat.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On one of the back roads we had to put on our brakes rather quickly as a chicken almost ran out in front of us…

 

 

 

 

 

Then we found this little park we could walk the dogs along a stream.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next we found some neat farms, barns, and fence lines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some cows were wondering what I doing... I think they thought I was a crazy lady taking pictures of their farm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the way home I saw some what looked like wooden crosses along side an old barn. I thought they were neat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was a nice day, despite the migraine I had, and I enjoyed the ride.

Do you have any family traditions you have carried over into your family now? Were you able to do any on those today?

There is no place like Home…

I am sure when we all hear these words we think of The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy, and the yellow brick road. Today I thought of how true these words are for me coming home from our recent trip to Nebraska. I missed our dogs, chickens, my bed, and just being in my own space. I think the best part of being in your own place is the sense of freedom you can do what you need without needing to ask so you do not disturb someone else space too much. It was great to go outside on a beautiful day like today play with the pups in the yard, watch the chickens, and work in the yard getting things set up for spring.

Chase

Baxter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Girls

The leader of our 10 girls...

 

 

Some more of The Girls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I found while I was gone some flowers in our yard have started to bloom…

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also found some on the vegetables I planted this past fall have come back and I am looking forward to cooking them.

It was a lovely day and a great start to the weekend.

I wanted to share some more photos of my trip as I got so many neat pictures. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Thanks for reading, your comments, and visiting my blog 🙂 Happy Weekend!

The red sky...

 

 

 

 

 

 

I thought the sky was so beautiful this night...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A stream