Monday, October 19, 2009

fall weekend

It has been one of those perfect fall weekends. You know...the ones where the temperature is perfect, the leaves on the trees have all changed colors, the sky is perfectly blue. It almost seems like nothing could go wrong.

The kids and I took a walk late Friday afternoon. We strode down foothill and then turned north and along the way, three horses in a pasture found us interesting. We stopped to say hello and found some apples in the grass that were in good shape. We fed them the apples and could tell they were very happy we stopped. Fall is just such a perfect time of year.

This morning it rained but it is still fairly warm. It doesn't seem like it will disturb my attitude much today. Starting a new week is sometimes riddled with anxiety. But I'm trying to keep my to-do list today simple:
  • exercise (really, who am i kidding? but i still put it on my list...)
  • laundry and folding (maybe i can somehow run out of detergent and use that as an excuse)
  • clean the kitchen floor
  • new sheets on the beds
  • make sugar cookie dough so it can sit in fridge overnight
  • eat, sleep, read
  • enjoy my time with the kiddles

Adding the kids to the bottom of the list really doesn't seem fair. It wasn't a totally conscious decision to do that...I guess, in life, that is sometimes how it goes: feeling a stronger need to attack the daily demands rather than spend time with the kids and have fun. But I definitely do make it a point to totally enjoy my time with them and be in the moment.

Speaking of which, did you see Stephanie Nielson on Oprah?? Pictures of her right after the accident were shown and I had never seen those before. Her strength and courage was just overwhelming. I found myself very emotional during the whole interview. How great to have this giant vehicle we call the internet that can connect us with others we wouldn't have met...either because of distance or because we are so comfortable in our already crowded social circles. If you didn't catch the interview, here it is:

NOTE: the video has been removed from YouTube. Hopefully you can find it elsewhere because it really was great.


Gabriel and Amber Spencer said...

Hey, glad you posted this. I didn't get to see it because I had to teach. How do I watch the rest of it? Love your blog. You're just so funny.

Nells-Bells said...

hey girl! thanks for stopping in!!you can watch the rest of it on youtube. just type "stephanie nielson on oprah" and it should say video 2. let me know if you can't find it.

Rebekah said...

thanks for posting!! i don't ever watch Oprah so I hadn't heard about this. She is truly inspiring!!

Nan said...

I agree, I love Fall. It's one of my favorites. Thanks for posting the video. I enjoyed watching it again.

JoLynn said...

I watched the interview and have always been inspired by her. I've thought a lot about both her and Elizabeth Smart recently because of their media appearances. Their strength in adversity is an example to all of us.

Clari said...

i love her blog. thank you for posting