Friday, September 29, 2006

Evidence That Fall Is Around The Corner

When I got up at 5:15 this morning, it was 49 degrees outside. The weather man says the high today will be 73. The older I get, the less I like cold weather (to me, anything under 60 is cold weather!). Summer is my favorite time of year. Even in Alabama where it is so humid in the summer. My knees have been throbbing all week and that is a sure sign that summer is leaving. Old Arthur is knocking.

Tuesday, I swept a lot of dried leaves off the porch. As you can see from the photo up there, a few more had fallen by the time I got home yesterday, along with a few acorns or hickory nuts or ... whatever they are. I do love the color of fall. I'm a colorful person and I enjoy watching the leaves change. Seeing the pretty reds and yellows made me want to get my camera out.

Last Saturday, our Library had their Fall festival which includes pony rides and a used book sale.  Stephen goes for the horses, of course. I love the used books and arts and crafts. We've been doing this since he was about five or six. The owners of the horses saw us coming and shouted, "There's Stephen! We were hoping y'all would make it!" I couldn't believe they remembered us by name ... then again, it's hard to forget Stephen. ;-) We paid for three rides and he enjoyed every one of them. Come to find out, they own a ranch close by and the lady has worked with special needs children at the Special Equestrians Foundation,which I've been trying to get him into for the last few years. The reason he hasn't been yet is because they send you a stack of papers as thick as War And Peace to have signed by every doctor and physical therapist he's ever seen. I've gotten about half way through that paperwork. You all know what a procrastinator I am, plus, I suffer severely from adult ADD, so it may never happen. The nice lady who owns the ranch also gives riding lessons! Cool, right? We have her card, she says never mind the mile-high paperwork, just bring him. Upon hearing this, he clapped his hands, very happily. That means, YAY! in Stephen language. 

So it's time I sign off and get started on housework. =) Y'all take care!  
 
ps: Apparently, the code isn't working for the photo ... I'll have to go to my website and make sure it's working. Sorry guys :(

3 comments:

wfhbear said...

Wow!! Horse rides!! That really has to be "cool" for Stephen. I know what you are dealing with when it comes to government paperwork. You should see what we have to do to get Mom a lousey $29.00 a month in food stamps. It is pathetic, and she doesn't have any income except SS which is less that $260.00 per month. I miss the fall leaves and the beautiful colors and feel of fall. Here in the desert we just have a cooler daily temperature. No leaves to change color or fall off. Hello to Stephen, My Regards, Bill.

my78novata said...

love horse rides. yeah fall was hre now I see 80s coming back phooey

s0ngbird1962 said...

Hiya Mia.... glad to see another old friend blogging again.  I've blogged twice so far this October, for me, that's good.  Trying to come back, miss this place.  

The fair looked fun!  My little ones love horse rides like Stephen.  How great that the owner said just bring him.  Obviously riding horses gives him such joy.  : )  Fall is here now too, sad to say g'bye to summer.  I do like autumn, but I hate that it means winter will be knocking on my door soon.  Although I'm a New England gal, I'm finding I like winter/cold less and less....  The first few snowfalls are always magical, (espeically seeing it through my little one's eyes) but after the holidays, I wouldn't be sad to see it all go, lol.  

Take care, hugs to all....