Sunday, September 26, 2010

Scenes From an Autumn Day

Keith had the day off work on Friday.  We both love autumn and spent most of our courtship walking through the woods and taking long drives through Ohio and Pennsylvania.  This past Friday we loaded into my little red Mazda and headed off to our favorite Mom & Pop diner and treated ourselves to the breakfast special.  Afterwards, we headed south to Punderson State Park for our first glimpses of fall color. 

We weren't disappointed.  The colors were beautiful and it was peaceful in the woods.  We didn't walk far though - it was still 90 degrees and not quite conducive to an "autumn" stroll.  It was a great ride back home. I remember Coldplay on the radio and the way the sun cast long shadows across the horizon.  After dinner we went to the beach, comfy chairs and coffee in tow.  We enjoyed a good long hour before sunset, and the approaching cold front included a wonderful breeze.

"Oh, life is like that.  Sometimes, at the height of our revelries, when our joy is at it's zenith, when all is most right with the world, the most unthinkable disasters descend upon us." ~ Ralphie - "A Christmas Story"

That's right.  A wonderful, autumn day turned into a sprained knee, 5 hours at the ER, a knee immobilizer and a bottle of  Vicodin and a pissed off Angelia trying to find SOMEone who could help her dear hubby!  My poor guy is, for all intents and purposes, immobilized and in a LOT of pain.  Of course the family orthopedic surgeon doesn't have weekend hours!  You knew that without even asking though


But that's OK.  I made my hubby a big pot of chicken vegetable soup and he's getting lots of kisses and lots of TLC until we can get an appointment with the doctor - hopefully tomorrow.  Right now, I smell a roast that needs to come out of the oven and I hear a son that's here to check on his Dad.  So enjoy the rest of your Sunday, and "Happy Creating!" - even if it is just chicken soup!


  1. oh my. I'm so glad at least the start of your day was fabulous. My thoughts are with your hubby!

  2. What a beautiful, special day you two had, only to have a not-so-happy ending. I hope he can get some relief real soon. Thoughts of your soup and roast are making me hungry, ;). Wishing you two a peaceful, pain-free week ahead.


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