Your life is not lying in wait in the future like a wild animal or some ominous destiny. Nor is it hidden in the heavens, like a paradise or promise. Nor is it shut up in the cave or the prison of your past. It is here and now; it is what you live and what you do. At the heart of being; at the heart of the present; at the heart of everything – in the great current of life, of reality.
Andre Comte-Sponville

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


I love, love, love the month of October!  I can't believe it's here already, but I welcome it!  There are five weekends in October and they are all jammed packed for us, but it's fun stuff, so I really can't complain.  Brennie is singing at the St. Charles Scarecrow Fest this Saturday, and then we're down to the cabin and meeting friends in a neighboring town for the Halloween Spider Hill Fest.  It's a big event with three different haunted houses - I'm not sure we'll be able to get all the kids to go inside the haunted houses, but we'll see!  Next Saturday Brenna is singing at a masquerade ball, and afterwards Dave and I are heading to Ottawa to meet up with some of my friends from high school.   The 16th is our 12th wedding anniversary, and we've decided to spend the day with the girls at a pumpkin farm, but the next day Dave is taking the day off work, and we're going to Chicago to spend the whole day there - just the two of us!  The fourth weekend Dave and I are going away for a weekend with our best friends - can't wait!  The last weekend of October we have a Candlelight Bowling event to attend!  So, yes, a BUSY month, for sure!

I was hoping things would settle down after our busy summer, but no luck.  There always seems to be something going on.  And Dave is still working late hours.  He doesn't get home from work until 7pm most nights - not until 9pm the nights he teaches.  We, barely, have time as a family anymore during the week, so spending time with friends has really taken a backseat.  Hopefully, Dave's work schedule will slow down soon.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to the fall season - busy schedule, and all!!!!