Sunday, September 30, 2012


A cloudy morning greeted me today but no rain yet. As I got ready for church I couldn't decide whether to wear a jacket of not, so I just carried it. I always arrive early to fix flowers for the communion table and as I was finishing that up today a good friend followed me back to my flower closet with some bad news. She is having surgery Wednesday for a melanoma that was a lump under the skin of her armpit area and the cancer was already in her lympth nodes. About 12 years ago she had a mole took off her back that was melanoma and now it has rared its ugly head as a lump under the skin.She has COPD and with only 25% of lung function she is very worried about any treatments she may need after the removal. I am praying that God will work his miraculous powers on her during this time.
Our associate pastor gave an energetic message this morning since our regular pastor is on vacation this week. The service was good and touching.
We had everyone over for a lunch of BBQ, baked beans,cole slaw,oven baked fries and corn.
The BBQ came from Sam's Club and it was good. I can't wait until we get our new smoker going and can do our own BBQ.
Hubbie bought a smoker from a friend of his last week, it has never been used,was originally priced at over $200 and he payed $40.  We have to season the entire grill box before we can start using it, hopefully later this week after the rain passes we can get that done.
After everyone left I sat out in the sunroom with my 4-legged kids for awhile until I started to doze off. I decided that it would not be good to sleep the afternoon away so I went outside to catch up some little jobs I've had on my "to do" list for this month. I trimmed some overgrown bushes in the yard,and got so involved that after I was finished I had to get hubbie and his truck to load all the trimmings and haul it up to our brush pile.
As I walked by my hen houses I was reminded that they needed a fall cleaning so I dived into that job also. I ran out of shavings and had to use some old hay from the barn to line the bottom of the big house but the hens acted like they liked the hay better anyway. I had better remember to buy shavings this week because they may have all the bedding eaten before the week is over !!!
I took no pictures today so I thought I would catch up on some weather maps.
This is the fall leaf color map for this week for our area.
And this map shows the predicted rainfall amounts for the next 48 hours, we are in the 1-3" area.
With all the clouds here we are going to miss the "harvest moon" for tonight and probably tomorrow but here is a picture from last night.
The first full moon after the autumn equinox is always called the "harvest moon".
It is hard to believe another month has passed already. September 2012 was a typical early fall month for the most part.After a short family vacation at the beginning of the month it turned out to be a very routine month mostly.  G-son finished his first month of kindergarten, #2 son has found a house after searching all summer, market business was better than expected for me and hubbie and daughter hauled many loads of free mulch for jobs at both our houses during this month.  The weather hasn't been bad with rain to begin the month from the remnants of hurricane Issac after it entered the gulf coast and one other flooding threat about the middle of the month. Temperatures were close to normal and we haven't ran the air conditioning this entire month and even had to cut the ceiling fans off on most days.
Relaxing tonight after a busy afternoon but with an accomplished feeling.
God is good all the time and all the time God is good, ready for whatever He has in store for me in October.
Good Night and God Bless.

1 comment:

linda m said...

We have some color here in S.E. WI already; hopefully this doesn't mean an early winter. It was cloudy here last night so I didn't get to see the moon (I did see it Saturday night). God's blessings to you.