Monday, September 28, 2020

Home Again

Even though we love our little Grimmwood, I was glad to get home to Decatur and back to a routine. My biggest problem is waking up in the middle of the night and trying to figure out where I am! Now that is a First World problem for sure.

Sorry for the lack of photos with this post but I just took the week off in many ways. 

We visited with Ben and Katy on Saturday before we headed to Grimmwood. It was so good to visit in their pretty new home. Margaret and I shared a cup of hot tea. I had taken her an electric tea pot and some more tea to sample. Baylor is settling in at his new school. His new teacher is determined to see him make progress. She says he is capable of much and she is working with Ben and Katy to help him meet some mile stones. I know many of you pray for Baylor Man so if you could say a few extra ones right now I would appreciate it. Elliott is his usual funny self. He is into animals and he was telling me facts about some of the animals he has been studying. Hyenas seem to be his current interest 

We had a good week at Grimmwood. You can tell that fall is coming.  The temps were in the 70s and low humidity reigned. After a hot summer, Fall is such a delight to weary southerners. The trees are changing colors and our grass is not growing as quickly as it does in the summer months. Bad news on one of our bee hives. Again, they just up and left. The other hive is doing well so we just do not understand what is up! Marvin thinks he needs to be there full time and that could be it. Even bees need a bee man. Mother is doing fairly well. Her short term memory is gone but she can tell you stories of things that happened many years ago. 

We did visit Ellijay on Wednesday.  You can tell it is Apple Season in Georgia. Ellijay was very busy both at the orchards and down town. We did have a nice lunch at Cantaberrys then shopped at a few of the stores on the square. I visited Green Willow Soaps and picked up a few for me and Marvin. One was named Trick or Treat. It has a candy smell that is very nice.  I am waiting for their Christmas soaps to come out. Christmas Flannel is my favorite. 

I did not get as much stitching done as I had hoped but that is okay. I think I just needed a rest from my stitching as well.  

I will be back visiting your blogs. I look forward to catching up with all my blog friends.


Sandy said...

Those mean bees.
I will say some extra prayers for Baylor. I am glad he has a teacher that cares.
Mother seems to be forgetting more and more as well. I am having to watch a lot closer. I know that is headed my way.
It was cooler in Auburn; not as cool as I had hoped but much better than the usual so I was happy. I took a break from stitching as well. That is just fine. Sometimes we just need to slow it down on all fronts.

Robin in Virginia said...

Arlene, it was good to see you this morning when I turned on the computer. It sounded like you had a wonderfully relaxing time at Grimmwood. Glad to hear your Mother is doing fairly well. Sorry about the bees in one of the hives. It sounds like you had a lovely visit with Ben and Katy and the grands. I am thankful that Baylor has a teacher who feels he is capable of much and wants him to make progress. Will add an extra prayer for him. Enjoy your Monday and the remaining days of September.

Mrs.T said...

So happy that you had such a nice relaxing time at Grimmwood. I had been praying for Baylor's schooling, not sure what was happening there. It's good to get an update and get a better idea how to pray for him. Tuesday is my special day to pray for Baylor and all the Grimms.

How nice that you and Margaret could share a cup of hot tea! That is such a lovely shared interest to have.

It's warm and humid here today but our fall foliage has popped out and is quite beautiful. We need rain badly. It's in the forecast, but if it comes it will likely knock off most of the pretty leaves.

Dewilla Hooper said...

I am glad that you had a relaxing time at Grimmwood. It is always good to be home, too.

Terri D said...

I am glad to read that Baylor has a good teacher! Do keep us posted on his progress! I am also glad you had a good week away and even rested from the stitching! I wonder if you need to plant some bee-friendly flowers on the property? Maybe they have to travel too far for pollen? I know nothing about what I am saying but it did occur to me. Welcome home!!

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

Sounds like you had a good trip and relaxed a little. Will definiely be praying for Baylor and hope the new teacher works well with him. We missed you here in Blogland!

Carol said...

I'm glad you had a nice week, Arlene! I always take WAY too much stitching with me when I go away. I don't know what I think will be different than me just being at home. After all, I AM retired :) So sorry the bees are not cooperating--hopefully, the ones that stayed will stick around for good. Happy October to you ♥

sharon said...

Sending prayers for sweet Baylor!

Linda said...

Sorry about your bees! That's an expensive loss. Could be the queen was old or the hive goot too big and swarmed. The more I learn about beekeeping - the more I know I do not KNOW!!!