“Today was a fairytale. …Time slows down whenever you’re around… can you feel the magic in the air…” ~Taylor Swift
This fall is like a fairytail. Warm temps and sunshine. It can’t possibly be November in Minnesota, you say?! Well, it is indeed! Usually the most overcast month of the year, this November has been sunshine with little rain. It is hard to believe that the magic of the holiday season is approaching with these unseasonable temps! Winter is right around the corner – er, maybe the corner after that, but still, you get the idea. It’s no tall tale. Old Man Winter is on his way! With it, we say good-bye to fall and hello to winter …and soon a new year.
This has been an autumn of firsts and celebrations and living life…even as the leaves fall and flowers die; there is so much living to be done.
We are thankful that the harvest season has drawn to a close for most – or almost finished for some. That means it must be hunting seasons for others. This is a time when they tell a tale of a tail or two. My husband and sons have discovered that they enjoy the hunting experience together. I secretly know it is because they enjoy napping in the wilderness (the fairy”tail” part of the story) and sporting blaze orange fashion. Actually some of it isn’t even that bad… 😉
Quarter one has wrapped up and quarter two is underway. Conferences have taken place, and new goals have been set. We are ready for more learning and discovery…hooray! With the start of this second term, a teacher candidate began her student teaching experience with me. It has been a joy to see her grow in the profession as I had the privilege of teaching her during her time on campus and mentor her now in the classroom while I am on sabbatical.
Discovery can be magical! My middle son discovered his fondness for goats as he played the biggest billy goat gruff in the school play of Rapunzel. What a fun experience!
It’s not always just fun and games, however! My youngest son earned five stitches from a serious game of lightning at recess. His knee is still quite tender, but he will be just fine – and now has another story to tell about the “good ol’ days” in the future.
After several successful football seasons thinking about the glory days, the Marshall Tiger Football team is advancing to the semi-finals at the state football tournament for the first time in school history. Go Tigers!
Sounds like a busy fall right? Absolutely! There is so much life out there to be living.
Oh – and how about those Cubs? … And the supermoon?! 😉
Great excuses all around us to live life…and wait until spring to wash the house windows.