I am a single mom with only one left in the nest. I grew up in a little country town before moving to the big city. I have always wanted to be a writer and travel around the world. I am a big fan of horror movies; the scarier the better.
Halloween is the best time to have fun with the whole family, that is also including the furry family members that have no choice but to put up with us when we dress them up.
Halloween is that time of the year to have fun with your family and your friends, and sometimes those friends are the furry kind. Our two pups were the lucky ones and they got to dress up with the kids. I'm not sure if they were as pleased as the kids, but they looked precious. I wasn't sure what to do with the little one since he was a bit too small for the costume he got, but instead, when Rolly climbed into the plastic pumpkin and peeked out of the top, we all decided that he had to be the little treat in the pumpkin.
Far From Home
When we are just children, we all have the big dream of growing up and having fun, because that is all we know. It's all about having fun and never sleeping. Get into trouble maybe, get grounded, get told you can't go out with your friends, you have chores to do, you have family events to attend, you are told what to do by your parents and by your older siblings until that magical age you get to move out on your own, be your own person. That's exciting, isn't it? It's a huge deal when you finally leave the nest and you are responsible for only you now. What a huge step in life that we all have had to take. Find our way, find our meaning, find our purpose for living. And don't forget, not having to go to bed when you're told, you get to stay up, you get to make a mess and leave it till the next day. You get to toss your laundry over any chair in your home and leave it without someone screaming at you to clean up your mess.
Pieces of Home
Driving up to the old farmhouse that we grew up in as children, was always the routine on special occasions or to celebrate a loved one's birthday that has passed on.
The Old Farm
Going out to the old farm where my grandparents live was the best treat ever. Especially when it was time to pick the fruit from their bountiful orchard of fruit trees. There were pear trees and plum trees, and apple trees, peach trees, and apricot trees. You could smell the ripeness from the fruit all the way from the road before even entering the farm. The sweet smell of ripe fruit is what I will always remember throughout my life.
Memories are the best things that we have when others we had in our lives are no longer around. It's an amazing gift from God I think. My best memories are with my grandfather. They start back in 1980 when I was only five years old. That's when I learned how to ice fish. He would tell me all the time, "Early birds catch the worm, and the fish are biting today, I feel it in my bones."
I have been single for many years and I chose that for myself. I didn't want to be hurt by anyone anymore and I thought that keeping love away would cure that pain and I would never have to feel that horrible feeling again.
Last summer, I had moved into my first home, and there was nothing for flowers in the front of the home. I had to add some color and make things feel more homely. I had gone to the greenhouse and bought many beautiful flowers ranging from Morning Glories, Daylilies, and Snap Dragons. Since I never had a flowerbed before, I thought I would buy flowers that beginners can grow and not have to worry about killing them.