Monday, September 21, 2009

Happy Fall to All

Wish I had some pictures to share but I didn't take a camera with me this past weekend.  My dear friend Teresa emailed me about a week ago and invited me to her river house this past weekend. Teresa was having her Mom and the Red Hat Ladies down for a mini retreat and she invited her sister Gwen and I to come and help out. When I got there Friday they had already eaten but I did make it in time to help clean up. Then afterwards we sat outside by the fire.  There were 8 Red Hat Ladies and then Teresa and I there for the night. The weather was gorgeous! We slept with doors and windows opened as the breeze off the river knocked us all out. Most of the ladies were up very early to watch the sun rise over the river. I chose to skip this part. :) They had a quick bite of breakfast and they were off to Smithfield for lunch. The Red Hat Ladies were so sweet and such a delight to meet. It was an honor to have met each and everyone of them.

Saturday after the ladies left Teresa and I sat around and just relaxed awhile. It was so nice and once again the weather was to die for! You could just smell Fall in the air. Then later in the day we finally pulled out the scrapbook stuff. We didn't get a lot done because we were just enjoying the peaceful relaxing environment. It's definitely a great place to just get away if even for a day! We are supposed to get together again in 2 weeks. I have my finger and toes crossed I love it there and ALWAYS enjoy the company of Teresa and Gwen! There is nothing better than spending time with good friends!

My weekend was so relaxing. I think it was something I not only wanted to do but needed to do! I have been very stressed and tensed lately by the time Saturday came around I felt like my old self again. Teresa will never know how much that invitation meant to me!

Just a little update which really isn't one. Still no word on Ray's disability. I told him even if he doesn't get it I still would rather he not work. I know we need the money but I also know a full time job takes a lot out of him and I'd like to keep him around for awhile. I'm still hanging in there with my job. I don't like it but it's a job and sometimes you just have to do things you don't like to do. I have put the word out there that I am looking and have friends looking out for me. I'm just going to stay focused on the light at the end of the tunnel. I am so hoping we have our own place before the holidays. I guess that about sums it up for now. I hope you all are enjoying this beautiful Fall weather.

Donna

6 comments:

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Donna,

I'm so glad that you were able to enjoy a well deserved weekend away with friends! Just the sound of the breeze coming into the river house from the river sounds so soothing to me! I can just picture and smell fall as you wrote it! It has the feel of fall here too this evening (minus the breeze off of a river)! lol!

Hugs,
Tammy

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...

Ms. Donna,

Oooh. That sounds nice. I've never been to a river house before. It sounds really great! I'm glad you had a good time! You're in our prayers!

Love, Joy =D

Goat Creek Grandma said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful and much needed retreat. I think about you and how your doing a lot. Our stories are very similar. Wendell could go out and work but it would just exhaust and weaken him. My job isn't exactly what I wanted to be doing but it is income and hopefully I will be able to save some.

Prayers will continue for the disability to come through. Hopefully you won't get any surprises like we did last week. It was a week of bad news all around. I just continue to pray that God will get us all through it.

Take Care,
Debbie

Anonymous said...

My sil is a Dr. in your city. Small world.

Susan
NE Ohio

Carmen C. said...

That sounds like alot of fun Donna! glad you had a good time, this is the best time of year for outings like that:)

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