October 28, 2007

Open windows

We can officially say Fall has reached Middle Tennessee. Finally. Thank goodness! We have had our windows open for over a week and it has been delicious. I tell ya, there is just nothing compared to sleeping with the fresh, cool, crisp Fall air coming in the windows. Some might say that sleeping outside in the fresh, cool, crisp Fall air would be better....but I prefer a real mattress to an air mattress & sleeping bag. LOL! Now if I could take my real mattress camping...then maybe just maybe that would beat all. ;-)

The Fall soccer season has just ended for both kids. Alex got a trophy and Morgan a medal. We had an end-of-the-season party here at the house. Everyone had a good time but we still have cake left! I even took some to mom today.

Ooh, as our weather changed we had our first (my first) tornado threat. We were having horribly strong thunderstorms and the conditions were ripe for tornadoes and of course it was after midnight. I was so very uneasy about going to bed but went anyway. A lot of good it did me since I laid there & waited for the weather to get worse. I kept asking Corey how we would get the kids awake & downstairs to safety if a tornado was about to hit. We have a safe place under the stairs in the center of the house. But the kids are upstairs. Ugh! I almost went up to get them to have them sleep in our room for the night. I was *REALLY* freaked out about the whole thing. Finally it blew over and I was able to go to sleep. I told Corey that I just knew if I went to sleep during the storms that a tornado would hit then. I don't look forward to dealing with these very often.

Halloween is almost here. This is also Samhain for us. It is a day & night to remember & honor your loved ones that have died. This can be done in many ways. Most common is to look at pictures of them, talk about them, have some of their favorite foods during your meals, light candles in memory of them. It is said that the veil between the living and the dead is the thinnest on this night and many feel closer to their deceased loved ones during this time. We celebrate both holidays. Then we can start looking to Thanksgiving, then my birthday (woo!), then Yule and Christmas. I must add that Corey has managed to get pager duty for both Thanksgiving & Christmas. Yuck! Hopefully it will be q-u-i-e-t. ;-) He has vacation time off scheduled in between though so that's cool.


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