It’s been more than a month since I’ve been up to the mountains, and as soon as I turned off the highway, onto Pumpkin Run (Yes, that is a real road!) it was like removing a tight shoe. Ahhhhh. Something magical happens when you leave the world behind and drive up a steep mountain road rising higher above the valley with every winding turn.
The stress and the worries of the world are left behind. Or at least I try to not bring them up here with me as I want this to be a place of rest, restore, and creativity.
That all started with a 3 hour nap!
It was warm and windy yesterday afternoon. leaves were blowing every which way, and you could tell there was a change coming on the gusty breezes.
I got my autumn decor out, and began preparing for 7 1/2 folks for dinner! 5 from Mona’s crowd, plus baby Carmen, and 2 from mine. I love it when the dining room table has every chair completely occupied!
It was a burgers with all the fixins’ kind of night, with loads of chatter and catching up as it has been MONTHS since we have been together.