Got in one final hike for the season. The day couldn’t have been nicer, warm, sunny and still lots of color in the canyon we went to. It’s fall break and my granddaughter and I are spending it together. We have a chocolate cookie halloween house to make sometime in the next two days. That should be interesting.

The office is painted and back together, but I’m still sorting. I have a pile of books to give away and quite a bit has gone to recycle or the trash. It looks slightly less like a disaster now, but I refuse to put stuff away without sorting out the unnecessary. I like the arrangement. It seems warmer, and the view out the window is much improved from the new angle, trees instead of air conditioners. Yes.

Yesterday was a good day. No wonder I was tired last night. I went to the surgeon’s office for the visit before the surgery. After errands, we came home and built the haunted house out of cookies. That takes time. Then we did laundry, raked and bagged the neighbor’s leaves out of my backyard ( I don’t have any deciduous trees in my back yard so I know they aren’t mine), sanded down three wood plagues for an upcoming project, rode bikes around the neighborhood, and finished off by fixing a good supper. I love it when the grandkids are tired and go to bed without protest when I’m ready. I was ready!

The wind was howling during the night. I suppose winter decided to do its usual thing instead of skipping us this year. I thought perhaps after all the destructive weather, hurricanes, and fires this year, mother nature might just decide to take the next few months off and rest. Not having to shovel sidewalks was a good thought, but the mountains always need snow or we have water restrictions and more fires. There’s a pattern here, probably why I’m not in charge.IMG_2965

About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature as well as mainstream fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's. Her second novel, Rhyaden, a middle grade fantasy released Nov. 2018. Gardening, exploring National Parks, Kayaking, hiking, and snow-shoeing top her list of favorite hobbies.
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