...fluttering from the autumn tree."
~ Emily Bronte
The leaves fall, the wind blows, and the farm country slowly changes from the summer cottons into its winter wools.
Autumn is settling in here in Western PA. The trees are still mostly green and every once in a while, the temps are warm...but more often than not, the air is quite chilly and you will find us in socks, warmer clothes, and blankets. Delightfully scented candles are often lit in the house and it gives me such joy to have the house bathed in fall scents.
The days have been terribly busy...thus why it's been a week since I last posted. I have been organizing and budgeting when time allows (between schooling, housework, appointments and other commitments).
We changed the living room around again. We moved the couch back in...fall/winter is the perfect time for snuggling up on the couch to read or watch movies together! Plus, having it out in the schoolroom took up a lot of space. I felt like I couldn't organize out there as well as I wanted to while moving around it! ;)
Chris and the children went to church without me this morning. I really dislike missing the worship and fellowship at our church, but ever since last night, my stomach has been acting a bit squirrel-y. I have not quite felt up to par....so I decided to spend today at home. Right now, the house is quiet, as just a bit ago, Chris and the children joined my in-loves to go see the elk. They *love* getting to do that...and although it would be neat...I can go another time. After the busy week I had, getting to just be *home* is quite nice. (We aren't even involved in extra-curricular sports or anything! I just don't know how some days can get so full!)
While home today, I have enjoyed listening to sermons online through youtube and sermonaudio.com. I have done some organizing, laundry, sweeping, scrubbing (just a little) and dishes...
...although everything has been able to be done at a nice pace. It's nice to have a slow-day but still get things accomplished.
I was so excited ~ when Chris came home from church today, he brought me a DVD on the life of Charles Spurgeon that I really wanted to see. Our church bought it and I am borrowing it! I have watched half of it and intend on watching the other half this evening.
So, as time ticks by (seemingly more quickly every year)...I think I am going to go and *finish* that DVD. :) My clock is ringing five times...telling me it's the 5 o'clock hour. Before I know it, it'll be bedtime...then morning and another day will be past (crazy how that happens, isn't it?).