I spent my first five nights with my sister and brother-in-law. They spoiled me and I loved it. I’m now at my parents place for the next few days before heading back to Colorado. The weather is colder than normal for this time of year but I think I can suffer through it. I love my family!
It seems that in a world of complaining it is nice for us to sit down and reflect on that we can be thankful for. Traveling, the health to travel, visiting family, good food, are some things I’m grateful for. The real task is to carry this gratitude into the full year. I hope everyone had a wonderful day of Thanksgiving.
As you can tell from this image I am in a very different place than my last post which included rain and snow and cold. I arrived Sunday afternoon in Phoenix to much warmer temperatures and the warm embrace of family. My brother-in-law, John, cooked up a chicken on the new grill for dinner. We sat on the patio in shorts sleeves to eat. I snapped a photo of these Palm trees just after the sun set from their patio. They live in Sun City Grand, Arizona. I think I’m going to enjoy my time down here and be present to family and the food.
“You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.” ― Thomas Merton
I am heading south to Phoenix for a visit with family and some warmer weather. I’ll spend some tie with my sister and brother-in-law and some time with my parents. I was hoping for some nice weather so I could go barefoot and get away from the cold here but they are expecting temperatures on Thanksgiving day to be right around freezing. Be back in two weeks unless the family gets tired of me.
The wind has blown hard both Tuesday and Wednesday, gusts up to 40 mph. Tree limbs are strewn all over, sections of fence are down, trees are bare naked, my hair’s a mess and most of our leaves are now somewhere in Kansas. We are suppose to have a reprieve from the wind today, but it is cold, then rain/snow mix on Friday. I am heading to Phoenix this Sunday for two weeks with my family. I just may go barefoot down there.