Summing it Up...

Now, that I'm way on the wrong side of sixty, I feel that being true to self is important. "I yam, what I yam." Kindness and smiles are to be given away. Women are strong. Men are more vulnerable than we believe. Husbands may come and go...but one thing I know for sure is that I will NEVAH live without a corgi or coffee in my life if I can prevent it. Come piles of dog fur or hot water!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

It was the perfect autumn weekend in small town Indiana, weather wise.

It seems as if the farmer's market vendors bring more and more each Saturday morning to sell. It's obviously been a bountiful harvest for them.Most of the fields have been combined, and the grain trucks, full of yellow corn and soybeans lumber down the two lane highways. The dust the combines create makes us close the vents as we drive through the cloud. It was a good weekend to work outside. Jim winterized the motor home, took it for a run to charge the batteries, and put it to bed for the winter.

Stuffy noses happen this time of year for many reasons. Things are coming to a close.
I closed up the back porch, and tore down the flower beds. My bra filled with morning glory seeds as I tore the vines off the arbor out front.

The flower beds are decorated for fall, and the scarecrow is bunge corded to the arbor, with his arm up, waving to passersby.

I've been hankering big time for a bonfire, and last night was the night.

The corgi kids came out and sat on the deck swing with me as we gazed deeply into the flickering flames. If the fire snapped, Addie quickly turned her back to it, and snugged her nose into my armpit.(?)Is there safety in there, do you suppose?

The color of the tree across the street, and the bright stars were the perfect background as evening slipped into night.

It was my 59th yesterday, and by gum, I was determined to make myself happy, and a fire always seems to be able to do that.
What better gift for a pyromaniac? (heehee).
Pushing 60 makes one have some thoughts about mortality, happiness, and peppermint ice-cream!


Mevely317 said...

Happy belated birthday, Susan ... and happy "New Year"!
... I'm right there with ya, re. fire! It's exciting and soothing at the same time.

Angela said...

Hey Corgidogmama!

Now I wish I had read your post earlier today so I could have had my husband get a good fire going for this evening! It is perfect weather for one and I bought these huge marshmallows at the store that are just for bonfires. Have you seen them? They are huge!

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phaedra96 said...

Happy Birthday to yooooou! I hope there were more enjoying the bonfire than just you, Addie and Jake. I would have come up with Cat and Keir and marshmellows!! I have been creating a sewing room, ta rah. Paint, paint and more paint. More paint to go. Like door, baseboard and floor(that is a weeks job. Paint a section, let it dry for two days, paint another....cement. Fun.)

April said...

Sounds like you had a good birthday evening...I've been having a hankering for a bonfire too. Saw someone in the neighborhood set up a spot in their yard.

Whosyergurl said...

Chelsea snuggles her nose into my elbow, too!

Happy Belated Birthday, Susan!
Thanks for your kind comments to today's post.
Hug you!

Buttercup said...

Happy 59th and a wonderful year! I've had peppermint ice cream on my mind for quite awhile, especially with hot fudge. When you go to Maine, Friendly's has the best peppermint ice cream I know.

Chatty Crone said...

Oh Susan - I personally am so glad you did the things that made you happy for your birthday. You did it and you took care of yourself and made yourself happy.

I know exactly what you mean too about 60 - I have a couple of friends here - and me - near 60.

40 was okay, 50 was okay, 60 a little scary, but the best way to go into the 60's is happy!

Happy Birthday.

Pam said...

Happy Belated Birthday,Susan! A crackling bonfire is awesome to watch and a sizzling way to celebrate. Love that peppermint ice cream also! Here's wishing you the best on your way to 60!

Ms Sparrow said...

Happy birthday, you spring chicken!
It looks like you know how to celebrate. Hope you find some peppermint ice cream to make it complete!

phaedra96 said...

Tell me you found some peppermint ice cream-yeah? Schwann's sometimes has some in December but it does not last long.

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In the Light of the Moon said...

Happy belated birthday Sweet Friend.I am thrilled that you enjoyed yourself by the fire and that you made it your special day!!I agree with you,this time of year while the cool wind blows is perfect for the fire...ahh..just heavenly.Fill the seats with family and friends..thats all you need.Big Hugs,Cat

DwarfDog said...

where did you find your double trouble corgi picture at! I'd love to have one!

DwarfDog said...

where can I find penniwig at?

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