Sunday, October 5, 2014

My October












The sun is sitting lower in the sky in my October,  but it is still beautifully warming and energizing. Strangely, we are still wearing shorts, T-shirts and flip-flops around here... Who would have expected that?

My man is cleaning the garden in a few hours, something that would take me a week. He harvests the carrots, red beets, green beans and more. He mows the lawn, cuts back bloomed out flowers and rips out the weeds. And he talks to Charlie the cat. He always talks to Charlie the cat. They are like two peas in a pod. I wonder what their conversations are all about?

The trees are full of fruit and I am looking forward to many apple cakes and compotes. The late blooming flowers are bringing colorful joy to my soon to be a winter resting garden. October makes me aware of their beauty even when being old and starting to crumble... Maybe there is something to learn from that?

I wash and hang laundry, one load after another - may it be whites or brights, sheets or towels. I am not looking forward to the day when I can't hang our clothes to dry outside... As much as I can dread doing laundry at times - I think it is the house chore I love the most.

In a whim someone (who???!!!) decided us to have another kitten and now there is no going back... The girls are spending hours on the Petite Annonce online trying to find the perfect Give Away Farm Cat to add to our family. And I am worrying about Charlie the cat and his reaction if a baby cat enters this house. I remember it all so clearly how hard he found it when we added Frankie Boy to our family... A wild tiger kitten that after a while became Charlie's very good "baby brother". Frankie Boy disappeared just before his first birthday and never came back... This is something that worries me too. I fear the terrible heartbreak of loosing another pet...

But although I worry a lot about these things and others, October is a fabulous month to be in. I am loving and embracing every minute and it actually feels like I am starting to find a rhythm... A routine... A balance... Well, that is of course until life itself puts a stick in my wheel and makes me fall on my nose - again! This always happens. That is just how it is, isn't it?

Kärlek
Annette





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18 comments :

  1. Charlie the cats looks adorable, it's still really mild here in the UK too, just need to remember to get the washing in of the line earlier before it starts getting damp, have a lovely October
    Clare x

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  2. Que delicia de outubro annette. O meu também esta bem animado,temos festa com as crianças da igreja EBF (Escola Bliblica de Férias).Ensinamos elas a amar a Deus.Bom domingo,com lindas cenouras :)) Beijo.Valéria.(Brasil).

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  3. You also have a red cat. Me too. Our cat (her name is Floortje) is 3 years old. Now since a few weeks we took another cat in. This cat is 12 years and he was from my neighbors. They took a new cat and they couldn't get used to each other. Now he choose a new house, our house. We're trying to let Floortje and Borre (the other cat, strange names haha) get used to each other, but in small steps. That's my advise, let them get used to each other in their own time ^.^ Have a nice evening.

    Lovely greetings,
    Emily
    (casacreaemilia.blogspot.nl)

    ps. Our new cat is also Red. What a coincidence hahahaha

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  4. Que lindas fotos, sitio maravilhoso onde vive, quem dera eu viver num sitio desses... amo o campo.
    Beijinho

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  5. We had a nice stretch of weather but now it has gotten cold again. As I just felt like getting back into a routine again I hope for just a few more sunny days.
    I wanted to tell you I just completed my first Nordic Shawl. Congrats to you: that is such a wonderful pattern and I enjoyed every stitch. Now I really look forward to stitching the cushion cover!
    Take care,
    Jenn

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  6. Vilka fantastiska bilder!! Ser så fint ut att jag nästan dånar lite! :)

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  7. It's really COLD here in Michigan! We went to the apple farms today and got some delicious donuts and peach salsa (we already have plenty of apples for now!)
    My one year old kitten just hopped up on my chest as I am typing this (we have 6 kitties!) I can't wait to see the new kitty baby you bring home!

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  8. Hi Annette, While your crochet posts are super, I love your Everyday posts as you have a way of making an ordinary day feel special. I am in a happier mood after reading about your day. Sadly I am living in a concrete jungle and don't have a pretty countryside to admire and relax I am happy to see your pictures and feel content. Makes me want to give up the city life and move to some small interior village and maybe setup a small farmhouse, and have my own veggie patch! :) Have a wonderful week.

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  9. What a peaceful, beautiful post. My favorite month is October, and you have captured the sleepy golden beauty of it.

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  10. Lots to love in your October, and in mine! Some of the same things happening here (Southern US) Picking the last from the garden, herbs too. A pair of kittys added to our family recently, after having the same to happen to the one before. Maybe we'll both have better luck this time (without the tears). I will miss the laundry hanging too! (My girls think I'm a little nutty on that account.)lol Happy October and here's to fewer "sticks in the wheels!"

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  11. I worried about what my old Scruffy would think too when I brought Buttons and Boo home....but other than a warning hiss at them, he settled down eventually and now even sleeps with them :)

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  12. Your last summer looks lovely. I wish we were enjoying the same but things have turned here, there is a chill to the air now and we had a very wet weekend. Good luck with a new kitten - that will be fun!

    S x

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  13. My husband can clear the garden/mow the grass etc before I could even think of what needs done! It's great to have such husbands, isn't it?

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  14. October is a Lovely month. I really hope your rythm is here to stay! / emelie

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  15. beautiful pictures, it's so lovely there. Is that a new cowl?..gorgeous colours X

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  16. We too have had an Indian summer, the rains came this week so I think it's safe to call it autumn now. Your crochet project looks sweet - lovely colours, can't wait to see what it is :)
    Jillxo

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  17. well our spring is slow in coming even the garden dosent seem to want to grow too well hopefully soon i will see my seeds sticking their heads up cant wait to see some sun though we seem to have one day then it si gone love your post so bright and cheerful colors and love the colors on the clothes line with the children grown and gone and both in work our line is often very dreary looking I have to wear black and white and hubby kahaki not nice clothes line so normally only one item of color my weekend clothes elizabeth s

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Kärlek
Annette

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