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Monday Musings, August 28

Well, I hesitate to say my typical ‘Happy Monday’ with so many of my friends struggling in the Houston area.  Let’s all keep them in our prayers and thoughts as they persevere through all the rain and flooding.

Our summer officially ended today with my youngest back for his last year of high school.  We are knee-deep in college applications and looking forward to being on the other side of the process.

In light of…well, everything…I like this quote by Kathy Kinney

“One day she finally grasped that unexpected things were always going to happen in life. And with that she realized the only control she had was how she chose to handle them. So, she made the decision to survive using courage, humor, and grace. She was the Queen of her own life and the choice was hers.”

Onto other wonderful findings from the World Wide Web:

Do you struggle with finding the right color of paint when painting a room in your home? (my hand is raised)  My friend Karianne has some great tips…I’ve pinned this post so that I have it handy when I go to the paint store the next time.

While not a true coffee lover, I do love a coffee shop. First off, there’s the aroma. And they usually have great music and soothing ambiance…and I can always get a lovely cuppa tea.  Is your favorite coffee shop on this list?

This is a great interactive map that lets you know when the peak fall foliage viewing in all areas of the US.

I don’t know about you, but I typically associate fragrant flowers with spring and summer.  I was pleasantly surprised to find this list of fragrant fall flowers. Woot!

I’m pretty sure that when I make this for breakfast, the leaves will instantly begin to change colors in my yard.

Well, my good friends, I’m off to spend some time with my littlest (my 6′ tall littlest!) before he heads off to school this morning.

Always keep in mind you are the Queen of your own life!

Many hugs,

Thanks for making my day by SHARING!!

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  1. Enjoy spending time with your littlest son in his and yours last school year. My “littlest” 6′ 3″ is a senior in college this year. He was married this past June to a Wonderful girl. It just keeps getting better.

    1. Oh Tammie, how lovely! And congratulations…you certainly should be proud.

      Thanks for the encouragement…this is a big year for him and I hope that he finds a wonderful girl too…down the road of course.

      Many hugs for a great week.


  2. My sister-in-law and her family are in League City, TX; so far so good.

    August has not shaped up to be so good for my husband & me. We were suddenly evacuated the night of August 16 & lost our house (+ 4 outbuildings) the following night in the Lolo Peak Fire, Montana, due to a back burn which went horribly wrong. One of our neighbors lost their house as well and other neighbors lost outbuildings.

    What was once a forest of mature Ponderosa & Douglas Fir trees, now looks like black pick-up sticks waiting to fall. Very surreal landscape.

    My husband, 2 dogs, 4 cats & I got out safely. Unfortunately, won’t be doing much of anything for a long time…no knitting, no crocheting. Now begins the process of rebuilding our lives…Houston…please send us some of your water!!!!!

    1. Oh Maureen, I am so sorry! I cannot imagine what you have endured and what a daunting task you have in front of you. I know that you take comfort in knowing that your family (two-legged and four-legged) is at least safe.

      Please know that I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers as you continue to rebuild your lives.

  3. Best wishes to your “littlest” on his last year of high school and with those college apps! And I adore your links in this post, especially the peak foliage map. For some reason I always seem to miscalculate peak foliage in western NC for a backpacking trip. ::sigh:: One of these years I’ll get it right!

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