The girl that doesn’t cringe at cold is Miss E. She was jumping up and down in glee with the snow we got last week.
Miss A yesterday morning learned that coordinating fleece and cute factors do not make you warm. She just kept saying “buhbuh” (brrbrr). Thankfully the sun came out and our temperatures have warmed some but Fall is here to stay. And it is not going to be swimsuit weather for 7 1/2 months on the prairie…at a minimum.
Fall has brought us much joy though despite a drastic weather change. We have been cheering on a winning football team weekly. My brother Robbie, who now lives in our corner of the prairie, captured this photo at parent’s night at a recent home football game.
It could be our Christmas picture if we were smiling. But it was a serious moment as the senior boys were announced for their last home game. We stood alongside Hunter, our freshman son and my eyes welled up with tears. Thank goodness I had my massive sunglasses on to hold back the tears. I didn’t sob.
I drove the road, twice, to and from my destination. I will share many photos from it this week as I spotted wild life and had quiet time to reflect along the road.
The road was much like life at times.
It was changing with the seasons, bumpy, areas of mud from the melted snow where I could have gotten stuck. It had moments of danger while I watched a coyote very close to me. But I stayed the course and came out on the other side, wishing I could go back for a bit longer but with out regret of the road I had traveled.