Thankful thoughts…

“I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. The longer I live, the more my mind dwells upon the beauty and the wonder of the world.” ~John Burroughs

This is why I’m excited about a few days to kick back and enjoy free time at home with my girls. Seems we’ve been keeping a hectic pace lately, trying to cram as much into a day as possible, and missing the beautiful simplicity of life spent hanging out together here at home.

This morning we had Bible study with my parents, followed by an early lunch, and then school. After covering the basics, we got out all our card making supplies and spent a lovely hour crafting and writing notes and thank-you’s, which we then we walked down to the mailbox. We even let the six remaining puppies tag along…what a sight we would have been had anyone driven by. Six gangly, romping Border Collie babies, three red-cheeked girls and one mom cuddling a fluffy red-and-white pup named Bernard. Wish I’d taken my camera along. These temperate fall days will be but pleasant memories in another month. But my youngest has a hankering for snow…so I won’t complain.

Tonight we got supper dishes put away, gave a quick spelling test to finish up today’s schooling, and pulled out the Scrabble board…

Tomorrow Thanksgiving vacation starts, and we had our sneak peek today–enough baking and lazing to whet our appetite for more. In the morning, I’m going to revel in the brisk fall air as I crunch my way through leaves to our weathered red chicken barn. There’s something about setting the captives free that brings a summer smile to my face. When both the east and south doors of the coop are flung open, the sunlight filters in just so, and who can fail to be enthusiastic watching twenty-five chickens swoop out to conquer the world? Gets me every time. I think it’s my favorite time of day. Those chickens love me. *Grin*

Happy Thanksgiving vacation, one and all!

P.S. I’ll be posting at Writer…Interrupted on Thanksgiving Day, if you happen to be online with nothing better to do…

4 thoughts on “Thankful thoughts…”

  1. Sounds like you’ve had lots of fun family time – there’s nothing better! I love those times, I think that too many people allow the busy-ness of life to take over their lives.

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  2. There is nothing better, for sure…we’ve had plenty of time for games, reading, baking, playing…my oldest set up our tent all by herself so she could “play house” with her younger sisters yesterday (we had a gorgeous weather day) and then last night the girls came up with the adventurous idea to sleep out there (it got down to 27 degrees!!)…they lasted till 3:10 am! It’s been a good time for sure.

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  3. I am having a great December, thanks, MIn!!! I hope you get some R&R over the holidays! Give my best wishes to your beautiful family!

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