Monday, October 24, 2016
Autumn Colors & Family...
When you live in the forest there aren't many naturally occurring Fall colors. Mr. C and I planted these Crimson King Maple trees sixteen years ago. They are a riot of colors and today Mr. C captured them in full splendor. We had a little rain overnight so everything is fresh and happy.
I took time off my house chores on Saturday and drove "down the hill" to visit with my sister Marie and her daughter Meg. My niece lives in Michigan so we don't get to see her very often. We three ladies enjoyed a good visit while having lunch. Marie is vegetarian and Meg is vegan. I am happy with eating just as they do so we all ordered butternut squash Panini and white chocolate chai to drink. I did add avocado to my Panini and it was quite yummy.
It was such a nice day for a family visit. Meg is on the train back to Michigan now.
Upon leaving the ladies I did a little shopping. It is always wise to make the trip down the hill account for more than just one reason. All the stores are fully into Christmas with displays and merchandise. It is almost Halloween so I suppose Christmas is right around the corner. Yikes!
Still preparing the homestead for listing...or not. It seems our rural community has not recovered from the Real Estate Bubble Burst and being rural has not allowed progress. Our beautiful home and property are in the exact price level that is dead. We are down at least $300,000 and that was not our plan. In our Sunset years we want to enjoy our lives and not have to stress over money. All of this just makes Mr. C want out of California even more. I am merely trying to remain calm.
Autumn is turning chilly and leaves are falling fast.
I am happy to take time each week and visit each of you. I am enjoying seeing your lovely decorating and your wonderful creative projects. Autumn Bliss to all...