Actually I’m crazy about this time of year.  At least I can breathe again for a week or two.  The air is crisp and fresh and mold spores haven’t yet taken hold.  Unlike Maxine, I enjoy a blanket of leaves on my lawn.  We have an old Black Walnut tree in the center of the yard, that rolls out a lovely carpet of gold and gives a whole new definition to beauty.

There are other things to do this week beside raking.  First and foremost is putting away bulbs which will bloom again next year if stored away.  Then there are all our lawn ornaments and the porcelain  wren houses and bird baths that must be stored inside.  I’ll be doing some trim painting and plan to do a little Tom Sawyer action on our little patio fence.  There are plenty of things to dispose of at this time of year.

On the inside, I’ll be adjusting my closet and moving summer clothes into crates for storage and winter flannels will replace them.  Deep cleaning on the inside – like cleaning the oven, refrigerator and getting into the corners of cabinets and neglected spaces – can all be done during our long winter expanse.  Although I  probably will procrastinate on some of those jobs this year.  It seems with age, most of those tasks seem less important. Now I’m a lot more concerned about my inner shell – the heart and soul of me.  I know that I have a new life ahead when this one ends.  It will be free from the dismal duties we place on ourselves.  It will be full of blessing, no tears, with peace and joy abundant.  I look forward to that, but I still have some time left to enjoy the beauty that God has created for the right now too.

So I’ll do what I can this week.  Next week begins a time filled with extra rehearsals and performance venues.  Then all will be quiet on the western front for a little while.  Enjoy the moments God has given you.  Be blessed by them and hold them tightly in your heart.  The little treasures are the greatest blessings.



As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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10 Responses to AUTUMN PURGE

  1. still humid down our way…and not too cool either—hanging on til you send it down this way!!!

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  2. hatrack4 says:

    The cartoon is not funny. I am the guy with no trees who has to rake leaves. UNFAIR!!!!!

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  3. oneta hayes says:

    Tell hatrack4 thanks from me. I appreciate such neighborliness. LOL

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  4. Autumn is slowly coming our way here. Kathy, you are so right about enjoying even the smallest treasures we experience. In God’s eyes, each is a masterpiece.

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