I can’t believe my last post was in August, and here it is October already. We didn’t travel this summer, or do much of anything, really. I lacked inspiration. Then we had some family matters to work through. My 93 year old mom suffered through a second round of Shingles and required our help in getting her to doctor’s appointments, and weekly visits to help keep up with her household chores.
On the positive side, we had a lovely visit with Bill’s sister Pat, husband Rick and son Matt. They brought us a grandfather clock , which had been a gift given to their mother from their father just months before she passed away. Before his untimely death this past March, he had expressed the wish that someone in the family would take the clock. We had a space for it, and everyone agreed that it looked like it had always been there. During their stay we browsed the bookstore, looked at new houses in the area, and sampled the fare of local eateries.
Our 40th anniversary was September 4th. We finally found a few free days last week to get away to the mountains to relax and de-stress, and celebrate 40 years together. I took some nice pictures of Echo Lake. The trees were just beginning to trade their overall green color for splashes of color like crimson, umber, sienna, red-orange and yellow.
So I’m back, I think. We are about to start my favorite season, and it is a busy one. I am preparing for our Moving Day Event – A walk for Parkinson’s disease . Pat’s Patrol (my team) will number at least 17 this year. And I am proud to announce that we have achieved our team goal of $720.00 raised for the National Parkinson Foundation. This will be followed by Halloween, Thanksgiving and, of course, Christmas, with buying gifts, wrapping, decorating, cooking, and visiting. with family and friends
So, I’ll try to keep up with posting (I wouldn’t mind a little snow this year. I love taking snow pictures!)
Here are some photos of Echo Lake: