Monday, September 23, 2013

Don't You Just Love Fall

Good afternoon and come on in. We have some Door County Pumpkin Spice coffee and some apple cinnamon muffins if you'd like one. I love drinking coffee on a fall afternoon. Oh heck, I love drinking coffee any time. I am missing my Kona, decaf. Have got to go to Bed, Bath, and Beyond to get some. I look for it at Marshalls and Ross' and they haven't had any.I know you will laugh but I like drinking from my mustard or redware mugs in the fall. Isn't that just crazy?
When winter comes and I drink a lot of hot mulled cider or hot chocolate I like to drink from these.
Do you have favorite mugs to drink from? I bet you do. I am a pewter collector. I like the newer as opposed to the old, so I can actually use it. I do have some old pieces and I think I have shown you my very first piece.
I just like the warm glow of a table set with pewter. I don't even mind washing them, although I never liked dishwashing. My Mother said I had a way of disappearing after supper to keep from doing them. (Wonder why she didn't put a stop to that?lol) Any way I do like my
Don't you just love this weather. My heart aches for the people in Colorado, but here in East Tn, it has been gorgeous. It rained Saturday and I think that was so Dodd and Michael would be forced to take a day of rest. They both work all the time. The leaves are beginning to turn. I am so happy when fall comes. There are a few trips in the forecast, but that is not why. I just love the weather. I love wiener roasts and have one to go to soon.(I love burnt marshmallows) I have to admit I had never  set around a fire all day, well 2 days actually, until late last summer at DayBreak Place.
These are the men. We had sausage cooked on the fire and it was the best I have ever had. I grew up going to the lake every weekend, but we had a cabin. BTW I hated it. Sometimes I would get to stay with my grandparents, but for the most part I was made to go. Any way I had never been around an out door fire that long and I loved it. It was not only a lot of fun, but it was so peaceful and content.
That is just one of the reasons I love fall. I love the mums, pumpkins and everything else that go with it. It is almost a time of peacefulness, sort of a prelude to Christmas.
I told you I was attending a Bible Study at church. I was so wishy washy about it, because I was going to be gone most of Oct, but that trip to Niagra Falls has been postponed to spring. My birthday will be celebrated up there! Yeah!!! Well I was on again, off again, but decided to go. I still have a couple of trips in Oct, but won't be gone the whole month. So Sara said come on it doesn't matter and I did. I am so glad that I followed through. The group is mostly young women and I can learn so much from them. It thrills my soul to see so much hope for our future in ladies like these. Some are my daughters age and some my granddaughters. There are 3 of us "more mature" ladies in there. How do you like that  description Fran?lol  It is Facing Your Giants, by Max Lucado. I certainly have met a lot of giants in recent years. I am thankful they have been slain.
I am trying to do better. Life has changed for me considerably. I have more time as I don't have(get to ) go to the nursing home. It was so hard and each time I went for 6&1/2 years, I wanted to throw up when I pulled in the driveway. Now I miss going. Dodd said he did too. I think it was hard because the husband and father we loved wasn't there, but only the shell of the man he was.We often said, he might not know who we are, but we know who he was. However, we could see and hug him. Now we can't. I have lots to do keep me busy, and have a lot of wonderful friends and with out my family,I would be lost. I am thankful for each and everyone of them. Just found out this week there is a trip to St. Louis in my Life is good and I just love fall. It puts me in the best mood and then there is Christmas. WOW!
I am so glad you came Through My Back Door where life is good.
PS: I had my camera out and Dasko just sat down and looked at me! And waited. So I took his picture
PSS: I have told you how Mollie loves Shirley Trample.(Temple, but she calls her Trample) well I kept her Friday and she was combing my hair. She looks down at me and says, "Mamaw Betty, you have Shirley Trample hair". I took that as a compliment. lol
PSSS: Please keep prayers coming for Erin and Tamra. Erin's friend Monica is so grateful for the prayers for her friend. ALso my friend Pam is traveling to Fla for a proedure this week, Will you pray for safe travels and a successful treatment? I know you will, so thanks in advance.

I have to share, what I think is a beautiful picture. Amelia loves her Daddy.


  1. Aww so sweet ❤️❤️
    I truly love fall so much
    Happy fall hugs x

  2. Those baby and daddy smiles are priceless. Weather is changing here, hope it doesn't go back to hot, very pleasant outside today.

  3. A beautiful post, as always. I love fall also. I hope I get up your way this year to see all the beautiful leaves. My husband laughs at me because I have a different cup for the time of the day. Its a big mug in the morning and a dainty cup in the afternoon. Bless you!

  4. Fall is my favorite time of year! Believe it or not, I have a lot of teacher mugs! LOL Prayers continue for Erin and Tamra.

  5. Just love your posts ! Beautiful photo of baby and daddy -priceless !

  6. Fall is my favorite time of the year. The picture of Amelia and her Daddy is darling.

  7. Everytime I visit I feel like I am really enjoying a hot cuppa with you.
    Ya know I love fall.
    My bible study starts tomorrow. Funny I am feeling wish washy nervous about it.
    But I know I will be so happy I went.
    Happy fall Mamaw Temple
    Hugs too

  8. Hey Betty
    Not only do I love Fall but it also means it wont be long until......I can't wait. Are you ready?

  9. I always love to visit you, you help me to keep things in perspective. I know how you feel about being the "more mature" lady at one of your meetings. My daughters asked me to be a mentor mom for their MOPS group. There are two of us "mature moms" and if does feel a little "different" to be among all of the younger ones. Your lesson sounds like a great one.
    As for the coffee mugs, I have always used "special" ones for different seasons.

  10. I love the fall too. Daydream about it all That picture of Amelia and daddy just the sweetest. Warm Blessings!Amy

  11. I love fall's spring here but I am waiting for fall
    Hugs x

  12. Hi Betty - what a lovely post.
    You certainly do get around don't you. there a season any better. It is such a nesting feeling and preparing us for a long cold Winter. I love it and yes I have special mugs for certain things I drink...and for the seasons. Funny how we have our little quirks. I notice that even our grandchildren pick out a special drinking glass or mug when they come. I like that.
    Sending prayers to Erin and Tamra.

  13. Oh Betty, I so agree with you. I have certain mugs I drink from during certain seasons. I just love it.
    You have Dasko trained well! What a ham ;)
    That picture of Daddy and Amelia is just precious!
    Yeah Fall!!! So happy!!

  14. I too have my favorite glasses for drinking my ice tea... Oh Mr.Dasko is quiet the ham!
    So glad you are getting away, adjusting is so hard, hugs! OLM


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