Friday, November 2, 2007

Taking it all in...


I was reading Heidi's blog at Celebrate the Season a couple days ago and she brought me back to reality...Heidi wrote about slowing down and enjoying the month of November. I mean really take it all in..I, like Heidi am usually to busy moving onto to Christmas the minute Halloween is over. So this year I am going to enjoy a slow burning fire with my husband. Savor every minute of each leaf falling. Take a long walk in the cool weather. And look forward to Thanksgiving...One of the pictures I have posted today is of a little pink impatient that I found growing out of the side of my screen porch, another sign that was saying wait. slow down. there is still a little time before you hear jingle bells! Thanks Heidi for the inspiration! Have a great weekend...

8 comments:

Utah Grammie said...

What wonderful advice! Yes, we need to slow down. Reminds me of the words of a song (can't remember the titles or even hpw sings it!) but they sing about rushing to be where they don;t even want to be...

So, yes, slow sown. Live in each moment. Breathe. Smell. Feel the warmth on your face. And HUG your Hubby!
Colleen

Utah Grammie said...

Hahahahahaha! I should take my own advice and slow down and proof read! Can't type worth a darn and obviously don't stop to read what I typed!
SoRrry!
CoLlEen :-)

Kari & Kijsa said...

Whew! we are exhausted after clients, jobs, kids. fall festivals, school outings......and that is all supposed to be fun! We thank you for your wise words- and pledge to slow down as well!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Heidi said...

I am so glad that my resolve has also rippled over to you! It is proving fun to slow down and savor November instead of wishing it was December already. It will arrive quickly enough. I spent Sunday morning in the woods admiring the toadstools and leaves. I enjoyed a cup of hot chocolate after coming indoors to warm us. It was so wonderful. I hope more people will share celebrating November. I will look forward to hearing and seeing more from you too!

Celebrate November!

~~ Heidi ~~

Nancy said...

My husband was just saying he would love to have a hotdog cooked over an open outside fire. Yours looks just right to do that, and marshmallows too of course.
Glad Heidi inspired you.
Nancy (her Mom)

Dona said...

You know, You are so right! We spend so much time on things we think are so very important, that we fail to really enjoy what is right in front of us. I really like your site. You bring me back to me, everytime!

Cottage Contessa said...

Great advice. And it's true, we are so busy looking ahead that we forget to look at the here and now. I will take these wise words to heart and pledge to slow it down too.
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Martha said...

Loving all your photos! Little Addison is such a big girl, walking through those leaves!

And I just love that sweet little black cat!!

Enjoy these chilly days.....did you have a few flakes fly where you are? We did!

xoxo,
martha