To Everything, There is a Season…

It’s been a strange month for me. After a very active and participatory summer, things have slowed down for us. Part of that is because the pandemic has worsened in our area, though it does finally seem to be leveling off. There’s also the fact that it’s getting colder and activities are moving inside. But mostly, it’s because I had so much going on, I needed a break. Lol. The timing is right, with Fall shedding her awesome colors.

Still, it’s weird to go from so much activity to almost none. It has, though, been good for my writing. Getting lots of words in. And digging out some recipes I haven’t tried for a while, like homemade chili and hamburger pie. I haven’t made hamburger pie in years and I LOVE the Bisquick crust to it. It’s a Betty Crocker recipe and you can find it here if you’d like to try it.

 We’re finally getting some rain in the Pacific Northwest and it is welcome. We were getting pretty parched. I wish we could share it with some of the areas that continue to be dry and arid. But we did get out for some fishing before our favorite lake closed to the sport for the year.

The rest of this month is quiet, with lots of writing tasks to get through, including an intensive workshop I signed up for on newsletters. That will keep me busy as I watch the leaves turn and dark comes earlier every day.

Since this is a sort of potpourri month for me, I’ll finish with my favorite quote:

“I rather believe that time is a companion who goes with us on the journey and reminds us to cherish every moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we’ve lived.” Jean Luc Picard

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10 responses to “To Everything, There is a Season…

  1. Love the post today. And the ending that reminds to savor the moment.

  2. Love the pictures of you and DH out on the lake fishing especially with the mountain in the background.

  3. Great photos! Glad you received your rain, and enjoy your potpourri month!

  4. Sounds like you’re balancing things well. Busy summer and a little more relaxed fall. Well done! And the recipe sounds good. I love a good pie crust. Way to go on the writing. I need you to box up some of your incentive and send it down this way. Enjoy the month! Jillian

  5. Love your post and love the Picard quote. Pie recipe sounds good, we don’t have Bisquick over here though, sadly. Am wondering what I could use in its place. Hope life is calmer and cooler for you now. Bet the trees around you are looking wonderful with all those colours. Lovely photos. And sorry am a little late in my response. Kit 🙂

  6. Bisquick is also what we use for pancakes and waffles, so I suspect any flour mix like that would work.

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