Pumpkins

Fall has arrived. It doesn’t seem like it with our rather warm weather, but trust me, it’s definitely on its way. I’m so excited because Fall is my absolute FAVORITE season. I love the cooler weather (when it in fact does finally arrive) and love putting out my fall decor.

The Fall season for me is all about the PUMPKINS! I love the rich and varied colors of orange, green, tan, brown and ivory. I love the phrases of “Happy Harvest,” “Friends Gather,” “Count Your Blessings.” I’m quite certain I have a plaque, picture or pumpkin of some kind with each of these phrases. In addition, I get to place all my ivory pumpkins out from the last few years where my family has written their blessings for that particular year.

I’ve been extremely busy the past few weeks and have not had time to write anything for my blog. Back to Houston for medical issues, but this time it was me.

I noticed while in Lake Charles a week ago that my vision was getting extremely bad and just thought it was time to see an eye doctor about cataract surgery. When I went to a great group of eye doctors here, I was immediately set up for an eye appointment in Houston with a group of retina specialists. I was told my right retina was split pretty bad and needed to see a retina specialist very quickly in Houston. An appointment was made for a day and a half later.

After several sets of tests, I was told my vision was so weak because the right retina was split so bad. In addition, the left retina had a small tear as well. I just assumed they could fix it and I could go home. Not the case for the time being. I go back in late October to check this again. I asked if stronger glasses will help and was told no.

My peripheral vision on the left is completely gone and was told this has been the case for quite some time. Now I understand why I refused to drive at night because my vision was so poor. Scary stuff when it comes to your vision. Danny keeps calling me “Ole one eye” because I have no peripheral vision on the left. It’s great that we can laugh about these things.

I’m thankful for the wonderful rain we’ve received the past few days. My lawn is beginning to green up a bit. We need the rain badly so I’m hoping we get some more. Most everyone I know understands my passion for a pretty yard with lots of color and texture. Right now, it looks pretty sad because I’ve refused to work out in the heat. 

This is how and why I love retirement. This morning I lay in bed and listened to the thunder and pouring down rain. It was absolutely wonderful to stay in bed and take in the beauty of all that was created for us. No appointments, no need to rush, no need to jump out of bed, grab my coffee, put on makeup, get dressed and drive to work. I am so grateful and happy for the thousands of blessings I have in my life and give all the credit where credit is due.

I give it to the rightful owner.

Remember to offer a compliment to a stranger, do something nice to a person who looks like they need it, and give praise to someone you work with who’s doing a good job. Until next time,

I’ll be “Slowin Down” and you should try to slow down a bit too.

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