Saturday, September 24, 2011

Happy Fall!

Ah, Fall.  I remember it very well.  I grew up in a small community on Lake Michigan called St. Joseph.  I honestly loved every season on Lake Michigan, but my very favorite was rustic Fall, with its billowing trees of yellow-orange leaves, the air tinged with smoke from burning piles of leaves on fall lawns and going on hay rides (even though I broke my glasses at one when I was a teenager) at Love Creek, which was a charming park of walking trails for as long as the eye could see.  Oh, how I miss those days of Fall of my youth.  Arizona is a charming state with its majestic mountains, but Fall just doesn't get here like it did in Michigan.

Sorry I haven't been blogging too much.  I actually haven't been on the computer too much.  Just haven't been in the mood.  I've been pulling out old books in the ole' Kindle and reading to my heart's content.  When I have been on the computer, it is just to check my e-mail or to look at the online bariatric support group.  I joined one awhile ago after going through my period of "bariatric blues."  Ever since the surgery, I just haven't been interested in food.  Nothing tastes good, nothing even sounds good.  I have so many rules, it's not funny.  I'm supposed to eat this, I can't eat that, do this, do that.... on and on.  I'm supposed to eat so much protein, it comes out the top of my head!!  Figuratively, of course....anyway, I don't want to even think about it.  So I read instead!
My mom, in front of Lake Michigan, in the fall
   My mom loved to read.  In fact, I am reading some of her favorite books.  She loved Janet Evanovich and the adventures of "Stephanie Plum."  I used to balk at that and didn't read them when she wanted me to.  Now, I'm embarrassed to say that her books are dynomite!!  I've loved every one and am looking forward to her latest, number 18, that is coming out in October.  What a great fall read!!  How I wish Mom were here so I could discuss with her some of the funniest escapades that Miss Plum would engage on....
The beginning of Old Towne St. Joseph
I hope you all have a great Fall season.
May all your leaves turn a beautiful rustic shade of red, orange, brown and gold.  Enjoy every leaf...especially for those in areas where Fall is not greatly known...like Southern AZ!!!!

God Bless,
Thanx, Gina, for my new fall siggy!!  :)
                        

4 comments:

  1. yes, Fall has arrived in Michigan.  I will watch the leaves change for you.  I am on the opposite side of the state from where you grew up.  We are northeast of Detroit.  I love Fall too.  Just like usual, the typical temperature drop occurred in Michigan last week.  We went from near 90s to high 60s in one night.  I am sure you don't miss that in AZ!  Naturally, I have my first fall cold (along with about 6 of my students - all of us attended lessons though!).  I am thankful that my cold is mild for a change but they do last longer than the bad ones I think.  I don't mind because I can still teach with this!  I do hope you feel better this week.  I miss reading your blog and seeing you on face book.  Keep up the good work on the food.  I hope food is a bit more exciting for you soon!  I hope this coming week is a good one for you!

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  2. Hi Missy
    Sorry you're having the blues-hope things get better for you. I love the Stephanie Plum books too and love to read..do you get the free ebook offers that are posted several times per day on facebooks? I've found several good books on there since I've been checking the offers.  Miss seeing you on here as I always look forward to your blog....Hugs to you and your husband.
    Sharon

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  3. Missy
    I love the pics of Fall :) it is my favorite also, it tops right up there with Spring.  OK has beautiful fall colors, however we may not get color this year as we are still in drought.

    Thank you for sharing with us.  and love the new siggy  

    BlessingsRainbow n dad

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  4. I love Fall too!! I live near Chicago and the Fall is my favorite time of year, I just can't get enough of it, but it always flies by way too fast! Anyway, hang in there friend! 

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