Saturday, October 08, 2011
Beautiful but hot October days
I'm hoping to accomplish a little photography today and capture the beauty that surrounds me. Hubby and I were "oooing and awwwwing" all the way home from town yesterday. The color this year is fabulous.
We've had unusually hot weather for October. After a cold, rainy spell what followed were sunshine and heat... July heat! We're still dipping into the 50s at night so one must take a sweater or jacket with them in the morning and then about noon-ish, suddenly realize they are baking.
Our local TV meteorologist has been scientifically explaining the odd weather on his blog but I don't care what Nina' or Notta' is causing it... I just hope we don't have another bad winter. I get hungry when it is cold and snowy. I bake when the weather turns bad. I have at least ten pounds to lose before the wedding...
Speaking of weddings and in-laws and such, a reader took offense at what I had written in yesterday's post and said she was no longer subscribing because I should not have shared the story about Christopher at his in-laws. I went back and read and then re-read the post and I could only find good things I'd written about his future in-laws.
The laughter by them (and later by me as he retold the story) was focused on my son and not M.'s mother or family. It was his reaction we all found so funny and as I wrote, he knew if the person who passed away was a famous author then he would be the one who had the blank face.
As I also wrote, his in-laws are very intelligent people (and nice, too). They live very far out in the country and do not have access to DSL (and their dial-up is iffy) so modern technology has not been a huge part of their lives. They do use compute programs in their homeschooling and M.'s dad uses one at work but they have not been on the Internet very much.
They appreciate each others skills and interests, he has helped them get better use of their computers and they have introduced him to dinner theaters. He and M. drove to the "Big City" recently to see a play at one of her favorite dinner theaters and he enjoyed it very much (although he would enjoy just about anywhere he went with her). ;)
I told both of my children... as they approached the age for serious relationships... to check out the family before getting serious as they come with the future spouse. Hubby and I are delighted with M. and her family and Christopher spends most Sundays with them. He makes the long drive to attend their church and then returns to their house for Sunday dinner and an afternoon of board games or cards.
They have also been instrumental in helping him develop a deeper commitment to Christ. M.'s mother once told me that she knew her daughter was an answer to another mother's prayer for their son. A definite yes on that one as he had gone through a couple years of questioning his faith... not doubting Christ as Savior but his own relationship with Him and the Church.
Hmmmm... the world's greatest son-in-law knew us before popping the question to our daughter... and he wanted to marry her, anyway. Now that is a very brave man.
Picture: Raking Leaves; allposter.com
Posted by Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks at 8:35 AM