Fall, the best time of year!

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I can’t believe it’s October and where I live it has been in the 90’s every day the last few weeks.  I absolutely love fall for so many reasons.  I swear the air seems to change as the days come and go into September and October.  We don’t have the seasons like some states since we have very mild weather here in California but you still can tell it’s fall. Fall brings shorter days as we move towards winter.  That makes my life easier since I work the night shift and sleep in the afternoons, so the sun going down early is great. I can’t imagine working the night shift up north or say in Alaska where the days are so long.  I would not like that at all.

I love fall because my birthday lands in the fall. Not that I’m counting my birthdays, can we count backwards? I can’t believe I’m approaching 60 years of age! NO! how in the world can this be? and yet I feel like I’m 30 at the most, isn’t that true with you all who are growing old? But wait, my feet hurt after 8 to 10 hours on the job and my fingers are getting a bit arthritic.  How can we wake and walk to the rest room like we are 90? Haha, we are getting old. Anyone reading this who is younger than 50 may just not finish my blog.  I hope I’m not boring the young folks out there, to be young again! We are young at heart, that I know for sure! ❤

I also love fall because it means time with family as Thanksgiving and Christmas are near. I love the holidays even though my children are all grown. I try to get something together for the holidays, bake cookies or make something to send to family. Some years I love it more than others, this year will be interesting and I hope fun with a little grandchild around.

This year will be so exciting as my daughter who is in the Air Force is moving closer to home! We are so excited and we are hoping she will make it home for Thanksgiving. If not of course we understand, she is waiting on her orders to come through. Positive thoughts that her plans go through and she will make it the week before Thanksgiving. She has been away from home for 10 years now, I do miss her and finally she will be here in California for at least the next 3 years.

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We visit often and I miss her terribly. This was taken in the fall a couple of years ago on a trip to Idaho to visit my sister.  We had such a great time there, this photo brings back such great memories. I love the wind in our hair, such fall weather! We are actually in Montana visiting there and stopped to have this photo taken. We need to plan more trips, how the time gets away from us and the days and time just keeps ticking by. But we will get there eventually and visit family and have more fun vacations! Am thankful for my family, you make me whole and well-loved and I love you more. ❤ ❤ ❤

 

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