Oy, such a month! Since it was such a fun and busy month, I thought it would be best to do just the highlights. You know – the People, Places, and Things!
Since I knew this month would be filled with great People, let’s start there.
It’s been six years since we traveled to Alaska with these good friends, and we just don’t get to work with them as often as we like. So this was a precious month indeed as we worked alongside these dear friends. We also did a fair bit of playing and laughing (and dare I say, ice cream eating)and even managed to pull together other area SOWERS for a little extra fellowship.
Then there are These Ladies –
For as many years as I can remember these two precious ladies and I have managed to get together to celebrate our birthdays. Since I’ve been on the road we’ve rarely managed to do it in November, but we do our very best to make it happen anytime we can. To be able to spend a day with these kindred spirits was nothing short of marvelous!
Another perk of our nomadic life is being able to connect with high school friends around the country. And although Facebook gets a lot of bad press (much of it justified,) for us wanderers, it’s been a great way for us to reconnect with some of those friends (and stay connected with new friends we’ve made along the way!). And although we certainly weren’t all that far from “hometown”, it still was a treat to connect with a high school friend for a lovely catch-up lunch! I hope we can do it again!
But let’s face it – the BEST group of people that we got to spend time with during this last month are THESE folks –
The kids and the grands (with a lovely Spanish exchange student to add to the fun!). Yes – these were the hugs and kisses I was most looking forward to!
Mini-golf, meals, (more)ice cream, fun and games galore. I had thought we might be able to help them out with some house projects, but the Lord arranged things so all we got to do was enjoy each other’s company. What a delightful time we had with them all!
This month had us in some great places! We checked out 3 Farmer’s Markets (Lancaster County has the BEST Farmer’s Markets).
(No pictures of the third one, but if you want to stop by I could share an amazing stuffed pork chop with you!) We dined at some great local restaurants, walked along quaint streets, did some Costco shopping (our favorite!), checked out some of my favorite (from days gone by) fabric shops and enjoyed the beautiful Lancaster countryside.
Yes, the places we saw were grand!
And that leaves the THINGS we did!
And Oh, the things we did! Truth be told, Rosie and I (after our extravagant gardening start) pretty much worked on painting door frames.
But we still managed to make it a little exciting. There were a couple of ‘hard to reach’ spots that were the offensive pinky-mauve color, and Rosie took on the challenge.
And when it really got dicey, she let me hold the paint can.
Honest, it was a big help! 🙂 The guys did all kinds of interesting stuff –
Pretty much our job assignments at Manheim Christian Day School were to help get the school ready for the new year. Holes were patched, shelves were built, furniture was moved (to facilitate the floor cleaning crew), things were fixed and pinky/mauve was painted white. Oh, and those weeds were pulled and and shrubbery was trimmed. We left some ‘things’ for the next batch of SOWERS, but we all had a grand time taking care of lots of “things” this month!
Yes, it was a great month. We took care of some of the mundane things in life (we installed a new toilet!), and we got to see the sweet love between two brothers.
Oy! What a blessed month! A blessed month indeed!