Wonderful September Weekend

The weather forecast for the weekend was very favorable, with a chance of showers Saturday night.   So we filled most of it with activities!    We began by volunteering to take a van to the Luzerne County Fair on Friday night.   I ended up with one student from each of the following countries :    Chile, Italy, Mexico, The Netherlands, Afghanistan, Spain, and the US –  what an international experience, all looking forward to their first visit to a fair in the US.  The kids had a great time.  The highlight for me was observing  a 4 day old calf snuggling up to its owner and falling asleep with its head on her lap!   Friday was a long day.  We left the house at 7 am and did not get home till 11PM.

Saturday was a day for work around the house.   Imagethe goal was to finish the shingles on the front of the house,  and I made it..  Now we just need to finish it with bleaching oil,  and then I can move on to the rest of the house..   The hours flew by and soon it was time for dinner.    Macaronni and Cheese and home made split pea soup..  I then built a fire in the pit in the back yard and we treated my niece who was visiting to her very first SMORE.   I think that she liked them – she had three 🙂

This morning dawned a bit dreary,  but my step daughter, k , was motivated.  She made whole wheat banana waffles for all of us to enjoy for breakfast.   The sun came out early in the afternoon , and my wife and I headed to the Blakeslee Preserve for a hike.Image

the colors are a bit washed out in the photos, but it was a beautiful hike.  We will have to return later in the fall.   The trailhead is a little over 6 miles from our house.

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Perhaps the biggest treat was returning home to the  aroma of cabbage soup that  k had made.   Janet made smashed red potatoes  and hot cider, and we considered ourselves awfully lucky to be able to sit down at a table  in a kitchen filled with the fragrance of wholesome food.    The work week is just hours away, so we need to focus on a little school work before calling it a day.   Weekends such as this are truly a blessing!

 

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2 comments on “Wonderful September Weekend

  1. Rick says:

    Sounds like we had a similar weekend experience. The kind of weekend that truly outweighs the trials of life and makes one thankful to be here.

  2. lifeat6mph says:

    thanks for taking the time to read my entry, Rick – glad to know that there are others out there who are appreciating the wonders of nature and all of the gifts that we happen to enjoy!

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