Thursday, October 30, 2008

seasons of life

As I look around at all the fall color I was thinking how there are seasons of life just as there are seasons of the year. At 47 I guess I'm in the fall of life. And it's a busy fall! But I know it's a short-lived season. This helps me keep perspective as I try to raise my boys, write, keep up with a home and a husband, stay active in church, and all the rest. Everyone I know is as busy as I am but in different ways.

So during this busy week, which we'll never have back again, we trade October for November. Trick or treating is tomorrow night - Paul is Indiana Jones and Wyatt is wearing some sort of a mask and carrying a plastic weapon. We usually attend a church harvest party but this year Randy wants to take us to town. We'll probably go to the pier and have a burger and watch the seagulls fight the raccoons for stray french fries, enjoy the sunset, and let the boys ring a few strange doorbells. Paul wants to bring his fiddle but I reminded him Indiana Jones doesn't carry a fiddle, just a whip! He thinks a fiddle is the next best thing.

I love November and am glad to see it get here. Some wonderful things happen in November. Wyatt turns 12 on Thanksgiving Day. And my publisher has a sales conference mid-month which features a catalogue with the upcoming summer line of books - mine included! I can't post the book cover for a few more weeks till any final changes are made. But I can post the recipe for my granny's Praline Pumpkin Pie which you will probably like even better than a book cover:)

So squeeze every second from these last few days of October as they'll never come again. Buy a good book. Take a walk. Bake a pie. Better yet, eat a pie. Listen to some fiddle music. Smile!

... He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; He provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy. Acts 14:17 NIV


  1. Thinking of you all there! Thanks so much for the very sweet and uplifting notes you sent Mark and I. He loved getting it! I am glad you have had some pretty fall weather..........same here but it sure leaves us too soon. Wish I could run over and have some coffee and pie with you, ha! Off to work but talk with you soon. :)
    Safe and fun trick or treating

  2. Hi Rhonda,
    We could split a pie:) It would be a toss-up between pumpkin and chocolate! I know you all are in for a fun weekend too. Hope to talk to you soon!

  3. I'll take an apple pie. That sounds like an autumn gift. Always enjoy your blog entries, Laura. And I'm looking forward to that catalogue too.

  4. Hi Ann,
    I'm so glad you're back! Apple is a favorite at our house, too. Hope you had a wonderful time in TN and thereabouts. You are one busy author:) Counting down till that catalogue now, same as you! Bless you!