Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Fall Thoughts and Other Nice Things

November is upon us and right now I'm travel-across-the-nation whirlwind busy. (And the travel across the nation bit is perfectly literal and am I ever loving it!)

Travel is the cream to my coffee (never mind that I don’t even drink coffee, but I do love the smell and seriously, who doesn’t love the persona of the elixir?)

But honestly, I am just trying to let “everything” go and saturate myself in these next two weeks.

Reading, studies in the car, re-connecting with long lost, relations (OK, not quite long-lost but still it feels like it has been too long since we have seen them), close time spent simply hanging out and laughing (there is always lots of laughing in the car!) with my parents and sisters, Heidi in an old friend’s wedding, windswept western prairies, mountain passes, good long heart to heart visits with Clarkson and Elise (believe me, I am so looking forward to being able to just sit down and have long writing times!), seeing new faces, new adventures on the horizon, the whizz of the asphalt beneath the wheels of the Suburban as we head West.

Simply the expectation of it all thrills every inch of me.

But I’m loving here and now, too. Moments soaking up the sunshine with my girl, cuddles with kittens old and new, last-minute sewing, my new header and all its “inner meaning” (more on that anon), another wedding this weekend, the joys and challenges of baby-sitting, early morning yoga + HILT, glasses of energizing Kombucha, watching movies, the beauteous notes of Fall. (And no, this isn’t my official “collective” post. :))

Terrific is a good way to describe it.

I’m thankful for the going and staying and the wind that sweeps it together.

But most of all I'm thankful to the Love who does that, the Word which gives us the freedom and heart to enjoy every bit of it.

Happy fall friends!


  1. Sounds like you are having a great fall! I too don't like coffee...except for the smell. I've considered getting a coffee candle before because I think the smell is so amazing! Hope you have a wonderful rest of the year!

    1. Lydia,
      Thank you! The smell of coffee is quite nearly heavenly. A coffee candle does sound nice.

      Oh, and I've really been enjoying your posts. :)

  2. Eowyn, this is so beautifully written. I LOVE this post. :-) Sounds like you're having a most enchanting autumn! Your traveling sounds very exciting. My favorite line of this post?

    "I’m thankful for the going and staying and the wind that sweeps it together."

    Those words tingle my very soul. :-)

    So nice to hear from you again!


    1. Emma,
      Thank you so much, friend! Your comment was such a blessing and two weeks (ten days? ;)) later it is still making me smile. I love that you said enchanting. That word is just so cozy yet thrilling at the same time.

      And those words tingle your soul? Hooray!

      I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!

  3. Beautiful photos, Eowyn!! And oh, sounds like you're having a lovely, filled-to-the-brim kind of fall. Or late fall, if you will. Your traveling sounds so wonderful, as does everything else you're up to.
    Oh! And just to let you know, I got your letter! :) Thank you ever so much! I really enjoyed reading it and I'm planning my reply soon-ish! :D

  4. Oh, and your new design is so warm and cheerful! What move is the girl in the header from?

    1. Natalie,
      Filled to the brim and overflowing, definitely. :)

      We are on our way home now, but the traveling was Utterly and Completely Perfect.

      Oh and I'm so glad you enjoyed the letter!
      And thanks about the blog design. I think it is my favorite yet!

  5. Happy fall! Sounds like your enjoying lots of busyness just now. Hope you have a wonderful fall - and Thanksgiving season! :)

    1. Rissi,
      Thanks and happy (late) fall to you too! And yes lots of jollity. :)


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