I am so sorry I have been delayed, AWOL so to speak, in posting and visiting this week. I ran off with Brian Dennehy to Acapulco and we are....huh? Okay, so I didn't run off with Brian Dennehy. Bill would probably not approve and who would finish my Fall decorating if I did? Besides, with my bad knees, I don't run at all. More like I amble. Slowly. Of course we won't think about how Mr. D has NO interest in running anywhere with moi but let's not belabor that point shall we? Ahem...
I have been trying to finish decorating and cleaning and fluffing and we have had out of state relatives visiting! It was a sweet surprise and we are enjoying it immensely!
Oh, and our Miss Grace had a tumble on the school playground that required a trip to the ER. She is doing FINE so no worries but the poor girl was scrapped and battered something awful!
Dan took a trip to Pittsburgh and had a lovely time and we are planning to spend a weekend there in November. Meggie?? How would you like to meet!? *Susie Q is clapping her hands in glee at the prospect!*
Bill stained the front porch and it looks *mahvelous* if he does say so himself. We added the burgundy Mums, pumpkins and all manner of Fall delights to the re-done porch. Yippe! Autumn is here! (Have I said that enough of late?)
We actually got rain this week after a 6 week dry spell. The temperatures are soooo perfect and
my beloved cool, cloudy, drizzly days are finally a reality once again. Heck, the cloudier it is outside, the harder to see every speck of dust *IN*side right?
Kipper is counting down the days until Ritter's Dog Nite next Monday...the cats remain non-plussed about it all.
My brother and sis in law are hosting a cook out for all the family tonight at their house as this the last night our relatives are here. *sniff* Hamburgers and potato salad and chocolate cake! Whoo Hoo!
And one last note....Penny and Brad B., one of the couples who were in China with us 4 years ago, received their 2nd daughter's referral this morning! We adore Penny and Brad and are so happy for them! This wait was a long one and, I know, frustrating. Their sweet Olivia will be the best big sister and this new angel will be coming into a most loving and truly remarkable family!
Blessings to them all!
I hope your week is going along smoothly and that your have had many opportunities to smile and giggle. I send my love to you all.