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Saturday, October 24, 2015

HO HUM, IT'S RAINING

Somehow yesterday slipped by and I didn't write my Friday post. I thought about it. I planned on it. But somehow the day just got away from me. It was the last of our very warm, sunny fall days and I wanted to relish it. If I could have wrapped my arms around it and given it a big hug I would have.

changing leaves fall autumn

Today the rain moved in, and just as the weather and the seasons change, so does life. I remember how my father would say "life is tedious" and yes, it can be very tedious at times. It can be so tiresome that you wonder where to go to say I give. There are times in our lives that we wonder how we will put one foot in front of the other in order to get us past what is happening. 

fall apples old wood bowl

Somehow we do manage to put one foot in front of the other. We plan how to get through the tough times. We move forward and we make changes. One of those changes is that Jen at The Light Laughed and I decided to end our Facebook group. We loved meeting everyone, but it was time to move on. 

Jen has a wonderful new endeavor going. She has launched a new online magazine called Rural, and has just published her first issue. It is nothing short of delicious and you can see it here. I am so happy for her.


I am going to take a more active roll in contributing to At The Women's Room.  It is a place for women. A place where we can hang out and talk about things that affect all of us. Good things and bad things. My heart has always been filled with the love of women's issues and so this is the perfect spot for me. We have some wonderful contributors so I hope you will come over and join us. 


I would love to say that the issues that have been affecting my family are resolved, but unfortunately they aren't. However, I know that each moment that we live is written down in the book of our lives and so it is important to give as much as we can to each day. I am trying to remain flexible with my plans so that I can be where it is best for me and for my family. I know that someday when the last chapter of that book is written, what will have mattered most is the time spent with those that I love and knowing that I have had a life well lived.

So ho hum, yes it is raining today, but I am sitting here with pen and paper taking notes and making plans. 

I hope the rest of your weekend is wonderful.

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20 comments:

  1. Aw Laura, I am glad to hear that you are making plans but staying flexible! It really is the best way to live our lives I think. Take care and sending you hugs.
    Linda

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  2. I have found that the older I get the more flexible I must be due to all the unforeseen changes in life...death, divorce, medical issues- they all raise their ugly head and must be dealt with one way or another--none of the choices easy ones. God bless you as you work through your family issues.

    Sounds like the women's room might be just perfect for you. I will also check out Jen's new magazine. Hope you have a great weekend (what's left of it). xo Diana

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    1. There are so many unforeseen changes, Diana.Tank you for your sweet words.

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  3. Wishing you all the best...your plans sound great but waiting is hard.

    Hang in there,

    Jane x

    Jane x

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  4. Best of luck, Laura -,I'll see you At The Women's Room!

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  5. Laura.. I hope that your family issues resolve soon. Excited for you and The Womens Room. I haven't heard of it but I am on my way over there now. Enjoy your Sunday.

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  6. Laura, Praying for you to be strong. Let love guide you when you can. Never give up your faith. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  7. Thanks for the mention of the other blog, Laura. And you have so much to share with us there! I love the rain. It could rain every day and I'd be happy. My happiest memories of childhood was when it was raining. Love the photo of the apples! I was about to publish my comment over where I get your post emailed, but at the last second saw that it said (once again for some reason) no-reply blogger. Wonder why this won't stay fixed?
    Brenda

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  8. Forgot to say, maybe you haven't been getting my replies to your posts then...
    Brenda

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  9. Yes, it's a rainy day here too but nice to be inside where it's (sort of) cozy. (I'm shivering!!) I love your beautiful photos today. Isn't Jen's new 'magazine' amazing? I hope things with your family sort out soon. It can be so stressful and discouraging but, as you said, part of our life lesson. Have a blessed week.
    Pam

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  10. My sister brought back from America the expression - same old same old.
    There's a lot to be said for same old same old!!

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  11. I find that being flexible is always the best!

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  12. Laura I just loved your photos in this post :) I hope that it works out for you in the end in what you are hoping for, family wise :) I checked out your link to Jen's Rural...I think that I prefer a blog post / the magazine layout is hard to read : )

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  13. Hi Laura, i love this post and your heart behind it. Your photos are beautiful. Enjoy the rain....beats the snow.

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  14. Flexible is good. And I do wish you all the best with your family issues, Laura. Take care and enjoy the rain. We had a little bit, but need more. It's so dry.

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  15. When life's clouds hide the sunshine... learn to dance in the rain. This thought has helped me in tough times.
    Wish you a blessed week Laura, Pam in Norway xx

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  16. I'm sorry to hear that you're battling some stressful issues right now. Hopefully things will improve soon for you. It is raining here in GA too. It definitely feels and looks like a real Fall day with the wind blowing the leaves off the trees and the leaves are changing colors now too.

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