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Usually it kind of gets on my nerves when people say that. However, when you've worked more than 40 hours by Wednesday, it pretty much captures your feeling by Friday. Despite that, it was a good week. I'm not sick (knock on wood), I didn't die in the broken plane, I had an interesting chat with a girl in the airport who told me she had a learning disability but neglected to mention she has auditory hallucinations as well, I dug myself out of the hole I was in at/with work...

I got a piece of mail addressed to "the amazing (insert my real name here)." Let me just say that if you actually send fun mail to a person, you should always address it to "the amazing," "the fabulous," "the beautiful," etc. person. It is an even nicer way to get mail.

I got to see and feel Fall for a good 4 hours. Did you know there are fall foliage hotlines as well as regional fall color maps?

And last night we had a little girls' night dinner. It was a good time--good food, good sangria, good company, good conversation. I love all my girlfriends, near and far. I love that women can have conversations about anything. That you can pick up right where you left off with even the ones you rarely see. How you can talk about frivolous things or your deepest fears. How all this stays the same as you get older, as told by Bubba's Mom. And how even though I know men can have deep, satisfying relationships with other men, it just seems better between the girls.

So it seems I'm out of the funk I was in, which is nice. Have a good weekend, people. If you're in a place where the leaves actually change colors, please take advantage of it in honor of those of us who are patiently awaiting the arrival of cooler temperatures and crock-pot meals...

Comments

Anonymous said…
Awww-Fall. Did you know that when you exchange from B8 to 45 that at times you can see some change in the colors of the leaves of the trees to the South? I saw it once on my way out to your house. And for some reason I want to say that it was not even at the appropriate time of the year. But that is not shocking though!

PS-got good crock-pot recipes you could share?...maybe you should do a recipe of the week, month, or season. You are a fabulous cook and should spread the YUMMY goodness!!!! Especially to those who can't even boil water. :)
katielady said…
Yep, knew about the fall color maps, they showed one today on GMA, thanks to the wonderful Sam Champion (new weather-man extrordinaire). But, didn't know this until I moved up here to Yankee Land, where the trees actually change colors on a daily basis and if you're a week late, you miss it.

LOVE the picture, btw.
Bubba's Sis said…
Come on, cooler temps!!
nora said…
love the picture, I love you too.
Cheryl said…
Nice thoughts about fall. Even the tiniest bit of a cool breeze gets me excited (well, that is RARE here).

I, too, like the pic. And you. And Nora.
I'm TOTALLY going to address fun mail that way. Why not? Extra points for me :-)

Yeah for being out of the funk! I'm getting there myself and it feels wonderful. I also love fall and am glad I live someplace that has all four seasons. Makes such a difference. We're going to the punkin' patch next week!!!!
Bubba's Mom said…
If I ever have a great deal of money I'm going to spend fall someplace other than the place I am in. Someplace where the air gets crisp and nippy, the leaves turn all those gorgeous colors, and you can even wear sweaters. In fact, I might even stay there - wherever it turns out to be - until the first snowfall. Now that would be the best.
cph said…
I heart cjh too!
tigger said…
I have a client who's psychotic. It's a total trip!! You just never know what to say!

Glad you're out of your "funk."
cjh said…
Ok, I know I haven't posted anything and I will (probably tomorrow). I just had to say thanks for the love and admit that I didn't take the picture of that tree. I should have declared that in the post. My camera (knock on wood) is working but I still can't use my home computer. Thus, no moving pictures from camera to computer to internet. Sigh...

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