Off The Beaten Path

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Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some people move our souls to dance. They awaken us to new understanding with the passing whisper of their wisdom. Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon. They stay in our lives for awhile, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never ever the same.

Thursday, August 28

Looking Towards Fall


I always love this time of year when the trees begin to turn from green to gold and the air brings with it a smell of autumn. Our temperatures have dropped to the low 70's. Can fall be far off, I don't think so. Usually at this time of year, my thoughts turn towards the Red River and home. I like to be home in time to pick the pecans and clip back the wisteria. I have decided that if things continue as they have been for Nick in school, I can tear myself away and head home soon. He is in a good routine doing his homework and his progress reports reflect good grades. We have had plenty of rain so I can leave without worry that everything will dry up while I am gone. And the kids will feed and take care of the cat. So there is really no reason I can't go home for a month or so. I need the peace of mind that going home brings to me. It is good for my stress level, which greatly affects my physical well being. I never realized when I moved back here to be with the kids, how hard it was going to be on me emotionally. I gave up a lot, no one will ever know how much. Well, what is done, is done. Can't turn back the clock. I can return home, nothing will ever be the same but it is still nice to be home.

10 comments:

Burfica said...

I hope you do get to go home. It is good for the soul.

We aren't near fall yet. Still 100 plus degree's here. We did have a cool spell were it got to only 93 for a bout a week. hahahahaha

Nea said...

Oh, I am just doing my wishful thinking, expressing it in words is all part of my getting prepared. I have to move into things gradually nowdays, haha. No sudden moves Like I used to make. Man if you could have seen how I did a few years back. I actually sold my home and moved to Louisiana on very little actually concrete knowledge, and more out of impulse, but it didn't turn out to badly. Expect for some aspects.....I still have the home, and my life here. But I am now stuck in the middle.

Libby said...

nea-doesnt it SUCK not to be able to live life in a constant "sprint"??? [hugs], anyway, for making it home for a while...just relax while you're there...i know it's strange for some people to hear that people like us have to 'learn' to relax, but it's true...

quilldancer.com said...

Oh! Your new template is gorgeous!

Go home and rest. Take some time for you. You are long past due.

Queenie said...

Nea, we haven't even had any summer yet and the nights are moving in....
Whenever I go down Somerset to see my step- brother, I always cry when I have to come home.
I adore your new look, how do you do it???????? I would love a new look but I'm rubbish at that sort of thing. Have a safe journey and have a great time...

William ~ The Old Fart said...

Nea ~ Autumn is my second favorite time of the year. I love how the leaves begin to turn color and then fall to the ground, the temperatures are cooler and the sky takes on a whole different look. Spring will always be my favorite time of the year. Make that trip home Nea and relive some memories, it sounds as if you need to get away.

I like the new look you gave to the blog, I guess we are all looking for some change. My other blogs I am going to leave as is.

I read your last comment on my blog Nea, Don't be too concerned, I am not in trouble, this is just a meeting to see what happened and see if I need some re-training. I was just advised by my Performance Partner that it would be a good idea to have someone in my camp, this is all. Like Peter and Quilly commented after your comment was If I was going to be not driving buses anymore, I'd already be a passenger again.

Take care Nea, you have a wonderful Weekend.

Nea said...

HI Libby, yeh, I sure would turn back the clock a few years if I could, haha.

Nea said...

Hi Quilly, yes, I like it. I got tired of that light brown and tan. I am a color person, it was a bit drab for me. But I always lose my links when I do this.....

Nea said...

Hi queenie, Oh, I just use the ones that you cut and paste, I don't create them for myself. I have a hard time finding ones that I like. This one grabbed me right away.

Our heat socked in again today, our little reprieve from the heat lasted just a few days. It isn't autumn yet, I was jumping the gun.

Nea said...

Hi Bill, I am glad to hear the it will be okay. I thought wow, that would be the pitts if you couldn't have at least one little fender bender. I am sure it was very upsetting for you.

I need change, that is for sure, and more than just on my blog, haha. I am about to pack up and hop on the next plane to somewhere......the further away the better. haha

Ana is on her own now, and I seldom see her, but Nick is still very dependent. More so than any of my other kids were at the same age. Nick doesn't have learning disabilities, but he is socially behind. he is very very shy, and he doesn't handle change well at all. Every teacher that he has ever had, says to me, nick is a bit "different" isn't he. they never do explain, but I know what they mean. he isn't like the other boys here. he is gentle and kind, and thoughful, and always puts others first. he is quiet and shy, and very soft spoken. They just aren't used to a boy like him. And of course he is picked on by the other boys. he gets very upset, and it makes it worse. And the worst part is, he give everyone a million chances, he just wants to be friends with everyone. he give his pencils to kids if they don't have one, and then he doesn't have one.....he will give his money away if they ask. It is very aggravating. he reminds me of my Grandfather.....he was the sweetest, kindest man that ever walked the face of the earth. but in this day and age a person like that is totally taken advantage of.