Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Fall Birthdays

To have been born in the glorious autumn season...how lucky can you get? Crisp dewy mornings give way to warm afternoons that turn into cool evenings. Lawns, covered with golden leaves that feel  soft and cushy, then crunchy underfoot, beg to be rescued. Mow them, rake them, shuttle them over the bank, or if you catch a windless day, start a fire and burn them up.

I really should remember to thank my parents for having me in October. Mom has an October birthday too. It's always fun to guess when the leaves will peak...on her birthday in the middle of the month or mine in the first week. This year, I think she'll win.

The leaves were beautiful enough, and I had a great birthday last week. It started with a couple of early morning happy-birthday-phone-calls before breakfast out with a friend. I swam in the afternoon with 2 friends, went to dinner with Tom and 2 of our couple-friends, came home for dessert, chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting (my favorite...thanks Deenie). There were Facebook messages all day long, and I got lots of cards in the mail. Among my gifts is a learn-to-crochet book, hooks and yarn. I'm excited about learning to crochet... again. My mom taught me a long time ago, and I was pretty good at it, but it turns out, you've got to use it or lose it. I pretty much lost it, and that's a situation I intend to remedy.

This year, October 4th was a fine day for swimming. Each chance to do laps seems more precious as the inevitable day of closing the pool approaches! Every warm-enough sunny day tempts me and Tom to wait for another one to start the closing process. One of these days, when cleaning out the fallen leaves takes more time than I spend lapping back and forth, we'll give up and give in. Unfortunately, by then we'll be working at closing it with winter coats on, freezing our fingers off, vowing not to wait so long next year. But we will, you know we will.
Yep it was a great birthday. And I enjoyed it all over again through this recap!
Thanks for dropping by and reading my blog. It means a lot to me that you did, so thanks!


Mihaela Lica Butler said...

Well, happy belated birthday, sweet friend. :) You all look so happy.

Kristine Riddle said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your day so much! A wonderful day for a wonderful lady.

Ellen Campbell said...

I love fall birthdays too! My September birthday is a tad early to really classify as fall, but Matthew's is solidly in fall so we celebrate an October birthday here as well! I think your crochet book sounds wonderful. I follow a great crochet blog:


Check it out for inspiration!