Friday, September 7, 2018

Change is coming

Katie is asleep in the corner here is her room, on her other favorite blankie, the red one that her Auntie Karen knitted for her as a welcome to the family gift back when she was gotchad. She is snoring to beat the band!  At night when she heads into bed, she parks next to my head and slips her face into my ear.  All is well despite tickling from the whiskers; until the snoring starts.  Hers.

Anyway, I posted in Face Book that I went to the park this morning as there was a vestigial coolness to the lightest breeze up there as long as I was under the shadows of the trees.

You can see the shadows on the other side of the park as well.  I love Fall, and it is well on its way.  My Dogwood is losing a few yellowed leaves now and its berries are out in clusters.

I sweated as though I had swam (swum??)  the entire walk!  I haven't been up there hardly at all since the heat and humidity that stayed without a break (until today) was so horrible.  I joined a gym so as to use their treadmill instead.  At least, though you work up a sweat, you're not in the same shape as though you were outside under the sun.

Thought to take a chance this morning and got up there just about 9.  Plenty of shade so I started trotting.

Did I tell you that as a gift, I am being taken to Biltmore House for my birthday this month?  And over night as well.  The entire family are going as well.  This is a first.  The boys are renting a Van so we can all travel together.  They are paying my Hotel fee,  admissions to functions, meals, the trip-- and I have the pleasure of their company as well.  Riches to me, having them all together including grandchild and my daughter-in-law, whom I love.  We are also headed to Blue Ridge Parkway too for photography opportunities.  I can hardly wait!

You guys doing anything good today?  xx


  1. Wow, that sounds like a fantastic time! Post photos afterward, please. It's grey and cool out now; the week began with high heat, high humidity, and burning sunshine. Actually fell asleep wearing a sweater last night...HA!

  2. Thanks for the share. We hope the fall weather comes really soon. We are so tired of this heat and humidity. Lovely photo of the park. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
    World of Animals

  3. Dearest Carole,
    What a glorious month of September for you - don't tell Katie Isabella yet!
    So happy for this very uniquely and posh 'first' for you, that is lovingly being offered to you as a genuine gift. It would be a first for me as well. Blue Ridge Parkway is another favorite I want to repeat one day. While on crutches this spring I could not go and we wait and see what is next.
    Sending you hugs,

    PS still very hot and humid here while biking... A shower feels so very good afterwards. Had lunch with a dear friend while Pieter was at Rotary.

  4. Clapping wildly for your Bday trip! What a thoughtful gift!
    Biltmore is amazing and the leaves must be showy too
    Hugs Cecilia

  5. Biltmore is very cool. The area and the drive around is very nice too. This sounds like a very nice vacation. You will be pampered. Fall is a wonderful time to travel in a party van.

    I hope you have a nice week-end It is soggy here. It is humid, and dark. I think we will have left over hurricane rain moving east and grazing us on the north.

    Make your own sunshine and put on some perky music

  6. Oh how nice you are going to Biltmore with your family! And Blue Ridge Parkway. You are gonna have a wonderful time for sure!

  7. That sounds like a sweet and thoughtful gift. XO

  8. How exciting about your Biltmore birthday celebration! What a special and fun time that will be with family. :)

    Big hugs to you and sweet Katie!

  9. Oh, how sweet of your boys! You definitely raised them right. Have a wonderful birthday celebration!

    Fall is definitely in the air here too. Enjoy the cooler weather, especially the lower humidity.


  10. Birthday event sounds really nice!! As for "cool," I don't think it hit 70 here today and I'm wearing a sweatshirt. Love sweatshirt weather!!

  11. Katie snores that would be annoying, I have to put up with Tim's snoring which is so annoying

    1. Katie's are softer even though they are next to my eardrum.

  12. Biltmore? The Vanderbilt mansion? Wow, what an experience that will be.

    1. I am very much looking forward to it and I'll take pictures.

  13. I used to have to travel for business. But unlike most peoole, I never enjoyed it much. I liked my waterbed, the cats, and my refrigerator more abd rthe airflight wasn;t worth the hotel.

    BUT! At conferences, the food was great. And one of the few times I ever have a fancy dessert.

    As a former waiter, I ofeten talk to the staff in the hallways. They told me they plan for 150% of desserts for the number of diners because they (we) move around the tables to get extras, LOL!