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The day of the party dawned bright and hot, hot, and hotter. Not at all a surprise the weather station reported St. Louis was expecting record heat. However, that was not going to stop us from partying ’til the cows … Continue reading
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One of Our Favorite Shots from the Garden Friday morning we spent preparing for the party. We began cleaning and decorating and making as much of the food as we could so we wouldn’t be overwhelmed on Saturday. In … Continue reading
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Day 1 and 2 We left for St. Louis on Wednesday in the late afternoon. We arrived around 5:30pm and were welcomed by our Brother-in-law who had only been home from Afghanistan for about 1 week. We were also welcomed … Continue reading
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I recently traveled to Universal Studios in Orlando to visit “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.” As I was browsing one of the shops I spotted a Rememberall. For those of you not familiar with Harry, a Rememberall is a small glass ball that will help you remember things. I knew immediately I needed a Rememberall. I have my Rememberall sitting on the kitchen counter at home. I was looking at it this morning and I thought to myself “why is it I can remember things for other people so well, but can’t remember my own life at all?” The Rememberall didn’t answer. Case in point: Yesterday my husband had a need to know some of his medical history. He couldn’t remember certain things that had happened in his past, so I jumped in to help. Below is a shortened version of the conversation. Me: Well, you had kidney stones before. Him: I did? No I didn’t. Me: Yes, you did in October 2009. Him: No I didn’t. Me: Yes, my friend was visiting and you were home very sick, you went to the doctor, they immediately sent you for all kinds of tests. The results were back quickly that you had three kidney stones. Him: You even remember how many I had? Me: Yes. You were very sick. My friend and I were at a jewelry party that weekend and you called to tell me the details of your kidney stones. Him: How do you remember that? Me: Same way I remember when you had your last tetanus shot, your flu shot, the medications you are on, when you have had surgeries, when my mother has had surgeries, when my mother had her pneumonia shot, and all other misc. stuff from your lives. (It was about this time is when I said to myself “But I can’t remember where I put my keys.”) I kept staring at the rememberall this morning hoping it would tell me what I had just gone into the kitchen to get, but it didn’t say a thing. I decided to keep getting ready for work and just use my husband’s keys instead. I knew where they were.
Holy Fall Batman it’s October! Halloween! Thanksgiving! Christmas will be here before you know it! I can’t believe this year is going by so quickly. It feels like it was just January and we were taking down the train display. Now it is time to start putting up the train display!
There are days where time seems to go so slowly you would think a week past in 24 hours. However, there are those days where you realize an entire nine months have passed and it feels like only a week has past.
I know we still have three more months to go and the year isn’t over yet, but it sure seems like the last three months of the year really fly. We have so many great events that come at the end of each year. I love Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Eve.
I am going to work on making every day during the last three months count. Lets make them last. Savor every moment. Stop and look at changing leaves, pumpkin patches, and spend time enjoying life. It really goes much too fast already, lets try to slow down for the rest of the year.
Let me know what you love about Fall…..