Monday, September 22, 2008

Preparing for Winter

Springtime tends to speak to us of the warmth of summer being on it's way and nudges us to take that time to clean and prepare for the months to come. So here it is autumn and I can hear it whispering in my ear. Telling me that preparations need to be made for the cold months of winter that is just around the corner. There are windows to be washed, feather beds to be taken from storage and placed on the bed. Quilts and throw rugs to be washed. Winter clothes taken out of storage and washed, while placing summer clothes in the baskets to be stored away for winter. Flower gardens to be cared for and prepped for the winter months. I am thinking that I need a To Do List. While I am at it I think I should go ahead and make another To Do List for what I want to get accomplished over the winter months.

While I am tending to these lists and chores, I will be away for a week or two getting things accomplished. I will be posting when we know more about what is going on with Mindy. Until then, May God Hold You Safely In The Palm Of His Hand.


13 comments:

Nanna said...

One day...at time,Jo. May the Lord be with you and your loved ones... Nanna

Betty said...

What is wrong with Mindy, Jo? I am a little behind in visiting. I need to take time away from the computer, too, to get some things done.

Lib said...

HI Jo,
Hope you get alot accomplished!
I got a jump start this yr. and finished:o)
You will be missed ,look forward to your return!
Happy Autumn!
Blessins',Lib

Mary said...

Yes, it's time to get ready for the long winter months and get our houses and gardens in order. It's going to be quite the task.

Praying for Mindy.
Blessings,
Mary

Picket said...

wow you sure do have alot to do for winter...down here we just make sure we know where our long sleeves are and once in a while we might need a coat and the fireplace! lol But is is alot of cleanup in the yard to prepare it for winter...I am so sorry to hear about your friend's grandbaby...I could not imagine the pain of that loss..I will call their name...only God can see us thru such things..take care friend.

Diane@Diane's Place said...

Do what you have to do, Jo. We'll be here when you get back. Praying for Mindy...

Love and hugs,

Diane

farmlady said...

The seasons change and the preparations need to be done. Don't over due. There will be more prayers for Mindy and may God hold you close. We will be here when you come back.

Kate said...

OK Jo, Remember to take care of you and yours ... Love and Blessings, Kate xxx.

Mountain Mama said...

I've been having the very same thoughts. I got my curtains all washed and my decks nearly all painted, the gardens will be next as soon as the fall rain lets up.

Prixie said...

i love walking in the piles of autumn leaves

Artsy said...

Beautiful post Jo. We all have to take care of things from time to time. Blessings on you always.

Love ya.

The Holleys said...

I still feel weird that you have fours different seasons here. I don't even know what to do. I'm just glad my husband is understanding and helps me a lot. Hope you'll have fun doing all the preparations, Jo. :) Miss u.

Britt-Arnhild said...

I plan to take part of tomorrow off work to work out in the garden. I am really looking forward to enjoy the autumn beauty out there.