A few things I learned in October:
.... I learned about blood moons and
I learned newspapers can pile up and be tossed unread in the trash
when the headlines get dark for too long.
I heard about enterovirus for the first time.
I learned more than I wanted to know
I realized this soul grows more and stronger in the valleys
I learned now is the time
I learned a new blessing in loving my neighbor
even though she moved away.
I learned the Christmas cactus will bloom happy
I learned a turkey named Hezekiah can charge you hard
when you're not lookin.
I learned a couple of our hens are
I learned new courage by
speaking out and uP.
I learned yet another soul
gave me the gift of
I learned to not look in the mirror for awhile,
and a few days after that I learned to look good and hard and
look at the real me.. beneath the skin
and outward appearance.
I learned again that Myguy loves me
for better or worse...
with all his heart.
I learned our sons
are learning to love like that too.
I learned I want to be salty and sweet.
I learned sometimes you gotta intentionally
turn over the new leaf.
I learned I have cravings for taco bell.
I learned just because someone claims to be
a millionaire doesn't mean they will pay their shop bill.
I learned Francoise will hike his leg on our dust ruffle!!!
And I learned Addie will go to great lengths to
roll in a dead frog.
I learned Gardenerwoman's
crysanthemum cotton would only see
two days of blooms before the first freeze.
I learned the bass are getting pretty
big in our pond.
I learned when trust is broken
it takes a long time to rebuild.
I learned once again why God says to
guard your heart.
I learned I love neon pink
and green paint.
I learned I love to make and send happy mail.
I learned to be free with art,
and to write my intention before I start;
even on my hand.
I learned nothing is wasted.
I learned two colors I like best for watercolor washes.
a tan and sky blue.
I learned about a glaze that makes cheap paint
And I learned I do not know how to spell transclucent
I learned somewhere there is a wharehouse with the wrong
uhu glue in boxes and they mailed them to me wrong
I learned Tony can build beautiful fences
I learned Gracie can run and buck for the longest time
even big n pregnant.
I learned mice will run right into a pond to escape
the tractor and brush hog.
I learned love will grow stronger
if you will just receive it.
I learned after just 2.5 weeks my hair needs
I learned mashed potatoes with real butter
salt and pepper sticks to my ribs
and makes me happy inside.
I learned I get cabin fever pretty easily but
art, a greenhouse or fishing
I learned chiggers are still out all October and
walking through just a small patch of weeds
can leave a gal itching for days
I learned wearing cowgirl boots everyday
all day for years
can kinda screw up your arches.
and last but not least...
I learned it's true that
what don't kill ya...
will make you stronger.
...That sums some of October up for now...