"Even when the rainbow seems to pass right by me....I'm still finding Gold in the clouds....."

30 October 2015

Mid- Autumn Faves


And time to list our FIVE FAVES from the past week.....the things we are most thankful for. 

We do this by linking up at Susaane's space.


  • QUOTE:  I saw this marriage quote on line or on Pinterest or somewhere and it really resonated with me.  It is just so true!!  I shared it on FB and then the Lord prompted me to pray for the people in my life whom I know are dealing with some marital conflicts.  Marriage is tough work!  Thanking God we have Him as the foundation.

  • ROSES!  What a surprise to discover my rose bush still has some blooms on it....I was poking around the front flower garden after a power walk this week and saw the roses......so thankful for this bit of summer still clinging...........

Front of Revolutionary War Cemetary
Salem, NY
24 October 2015

a bit of history

Courtney and Claire explore the very old...ancient tombstones

  • ANNUAL AUTUMN DAY AWAY!  Last Saturday, the 24th, was our annual day away. This is when my husband gets a whole day to him self at home and the rest of us go explore.  My sister Joy and I, along with my 2 daughters, decided to explore this county just to the north-east of us.  In fact, it is still considered to be a part of the Capital Region of NYS and is only about 45 minutes from our home....almost in Vermont.  (for the last 4 years, we have explored villages in VT and MA) so we decided to stay closer to home this year.  What fun we had!!  We did some Xmas shopping, browsing, ate a delicious lunch out, more browsing and then explored this National Historical Place in this village.  It was a lot of fun to see tombstones from the 1700s/1800s.  I'm thankful it didn't rain and just stayed cloudy although the sun did peek through the grey clouds every once in awhile. I'm thankful I finally got a chance to explore the 3 villages up there....I've lived in eastern NY for 29 years now and had never been to this section!
28 October 2015
  • STUNNING SUNRISE!  Wednesday morning there was a very stunning pink sunrise.  I could hear my mother's voice in my head chanting a little poem she used to say when we were growing up in central NY:  "pink sky at night, sailors' delight.  pink sky in the morning, sailors take warning" (and sure enough...by mid-morning, it was rainy and grey).  But that pink sunrise was just gorgeous.  This photo was taken by my iPad before I left for work. God's Handiwork on display for all to see!! I'm so thankful I got to see it!
image courtesy of barnes and noble website
  • AFTERNOON OFF!  Wednesday afternoon was a parent/teacher conference afternoon which means I could leave the classroom at noon.  That is one nice perk of being just a TA!  So I headed over to the local mall and the above bookstore to do some serious browsing.  I had a great time, sipping a caramel macchiato and looking at books.  I ended up Xmas shopping for Dave and my youngest.  I then browsed in a few more shops before heading home.  I love these kinds of days and am thankful for a school calendar schedule!

That wraps up my week!

How about you? What's one fave from your week? please share!!


Deb said...

I agree with you about how nice it is to work on a school calendar ~ we do get a lot of time off, which is great. An afternoon at the mall - especially in the bookstore sounds like so much fun. Exploring old cemeteries is something I would enjoy as well. I love all of the history close at hand in your part of the country. Great quote about marriage as well. Have a wonderful weekend.

nikkipolani said...

How lovely does all this extra time off sound, that you get to spend it with your sister and daughters to do fun things and enjoy terrific scenery.

What a sparkling sunrise! Glad you got to enjoy the beauty of God's handiwork.

Barbara H. said...

That is a nice quote. We still have a few roses, too, and even a few impatiens. Your day away sounds fun! And that sunrise is gorgeous. An afternoon off sounds lovely.

Susanne said...

I think the bookstore would be the first place I would head if I got earlier too! My kind of relaxing afternoon. Exploring little towns can be fun. We've got one that is known for all the antique stores they have that sounds like fun. We had pink sky this morning and are in for rain tomorrow. But the pink was definitely pretty!

Ann said...

A half-day off of school any time is ALWAYS a great treat!! And the sunrise is beautiful.

Willow said...

Time off from work is a treasure, isn't it?
I love the idea of the 'annual day away'. Maybe we should institute something similar.
I noted your comment about my loving the colors of autumn in Maryland and Ohio. Yes, it's spectacular and there is nothing like it! I got off the plane in LA and saw my rugged bare mountains and sage bushes and felt that 'home again' feeling-- but it was wonderful to experience a 'real' fall this year.

Simply Linda said...

Thank you for a beautiful post. I am always thankful for my husband and for a son who is not 'out and about'--hanging out on the street corner like a lot of young folks are. Blessings

Susan said...

My mom used to say that poem to me too and of course I now repeat it. Glad the stormy afternoon was preceded by a beautiful sky.

I agree with your quote and just HAD to share it on my fb wall too. And I like your idea about praying for some marriages. That s always a helpful thing to do.

Sounds like your Saturday was enjoyed by everyone. I like going to historical sites and haven't done that in too long. Thanks for the vicarious trip.
Have a great weekend.