Life has been full of beauty this week for me. Look at the blooms right behind our trailer at the lake this week. Of course it was 26 degrees this morning, so I don't think they will be lasting very long. I need to enjoy them while I can.
Volunteers that we dug out from under Larry and Nita's trailer and transplanted them this past spring. My favorite color! Purple~
So dainty and small.
And the sunflowers against the blue, blue mountain skies. Happy, Happy!
Barry picked me another bouquet last night from the garden. He plans to plow it all under this week before he leaves October 11 for Arizona for the winter. Look at these perfect petals.
I am in awe of God's handiwork.
Yesterday there was the first annual Granite Point Park Dog Parade. Usually dogs aren't allowed in the main part of the park. Since this was the last weekend it is officially open for the season, they let the dogs in.
This is Mattie, Paul and Lori's sweet, sweet dog. They camp on the other side of us from Larry and Nita. We've been friends for over 23 years now.
And my fairy princess Chloe. We couldn't find a purple skirt to match her fairy wings like Mattie has. She's never been dressed up before and the wings didn't faze her a bit! Yes, I know. We are THOSE old people and their dogs. :-)
And Sophie with her little pink ribbon around her neck.
Chloe won first place!!!! Well of course she did!
Friday night sunset. I was just about 2 minutes too late to get the full effect of the beautiful colors but I think this is really pretty too. We took a last ride on Paul and Lori's boat and then put it on the trailer and pulled it out of the water. All boats have to be in by Sept. 30 and then the docks are pulled up to shore so the ice doesn't ruin them over the winter.
I finished the blanket in time for the bridal shower today. It ended up being about twin size instead of full size but I made it in 4 days so I think I did pretty well, don't you?
Dennis is mowing the grass here at home and then we're going back to the lake. Usually we stay there most of October, even though the park is officially closed, but we have a little getaway planned in the middle of the month. We don't want the water lines to freeze while we're gone so we'll probably close up and winterize two weeks from today. Sniff. Sniff. I always dread this time of year. So, since it's supposed to be in the 70's this week during the day, we plan to stay out there this week until Thursday. Of course, Dennis has to drive in for work and I have physical therapy on Tuesday and Thursday so we have to leave sometimes, but can always return by the afternoon.
Yes, I said physical therapy. Here I go again. It's just been one of those summers. When I had my physical last week I told the doctor that my back spasms from last fall were back and worse than ever. I didn't want to admit it. I haven't slept more than 3 hours at night for almost 6 weeks now. Off he sent me to physical therapy because he and the therapist both think I have not one, but three pinched nerves in my back. I have NO idea how that happened.
This has officially been the most painful and not fun summer of my life. But...I have hope that the physical therapy will fix me and I'll be fine by the end of it. Right? Right. I have to believe that or I would sit down and have a good cry. I know I have lots of cheerleaders out there in blog-land and I appreciate each and every one of you.
I have always been healthy and have no physical problems to speak of, so this summer has been a real trial for me. I don't like to ask for help. I like to help others and take care of my own house, etc. I'm ready to hire a cleaning lady to do a deep fall cleaning for me. I say that, but I won't. :-) Would you?
Anyway. I get to go to the lake in my little trailer and sit and knit this afternoon. Who could ask for more? Unfortunately with all of the inactivity this summer, I have also gained weight. Bleh. It will get better. I know it will. And we have that little getaway planned with my wonderful husband in a few weeks. It's only about 5 days, but it will be fun. He won't have to go to work and I get him all to myself. Now that will be a treat.
I hope you all have a lovely week and enjoy the fall, (or spring), wherever you may be.
"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." Psalm 139:13-14