Monday, September 7, 2009
A Drive in the Country
Hello my friends, I hope you all enjoyed your Labor Day holiday. I want to thank all of you for your encouragement and advice from my post last night. What was surprising to me was I received almost as many e-mails on my subject as I did comments, all had the same theme, everyone agreed it was time that I moved away from this person....felt so much better about my decision to move on after hearing from all of you.
My day, though unplanned, was wonderful. When I woke up this morning it was cool and raining....I was slow moving due to the dampness and that was okay as I was in no hurry to do anything anyway. So I wrote and answered e-mails, as I drank my coffee before reading my daily newspaper. Then I had a friend call me and suggest we go for a drive this afternoon.....I absolutely love going for a drive when I can just sit back, relax and be a passenger. So I busied myself getting ready for an afternoon of bliss and it was.
We didn't drive on any highways, we took old country roads and even though it was cloudy it had stopped raining and the scenery was beautiful. Fall was in the air, and the trees are just beginning to change color.....not a lot, just enough to remind us of the impending season. I saw beautiful old farms making ready for winter, gardens which had recently held fresh vegetables were now empty and made huge brown patches on a carpet of green. The animals were grouped together under trees, large bales of hay were being placed in barns for winter feed, tarps were placed over large pieces of machinery and I soaked in all the sights and sounds like a sponge. We drove for a couple of hours before we stopped and had a wonderful meal of fish and chips. I enjoyed a cup of tea with apple pie and ice cream for dessert. It was delicious.
Relaxing as a passenger with a full tummy made me sleepy and it was all I could do to keep from falling asleep on our drive home. I felt wonderful. I wish I could of taken that calm beautiful feeling and bottled it.....to share with all those I love.
We have had so many intense thunder/lightening storms these past few days. Strange how we went from record breaking hot days to this......it all changed so quickly.
I am feeling so much better after weeks of antibiotics, and much arthritic pain perhaps that is why I appreciated my wonderful day today. Let's pray Tuesday will be just as wonderful.......
Am off to read my favorite blogs and comments, Good Night and God Bless and as always
.......many, many hugs.........:-)