Normally at this time of year, I would have roses blooming. Not this year. It has been such a hot, dry summer that everything is in a state of stress. No new roses. I think they would be in danger of frost soon anyway. It seems that autumn is arriving, which it often fails to do in Colorado. One day it is summer, and the next it is winter.
I am off to work. Happily. Imagine that! I am so glad I lived through the first half (or more) of this year. It was one of the hardest periods I have ever survived. I have lived through tragedies, which this wasn’t, and life threatening illness, which this wasn’t. I have lived through living with someone who was abusive and wanted me dead. But changing jobs nearly did me in!
My daughter is in the dining room singing to her dog. This house is seldom quiet these days. I am a bit too attached to quiet. It is nice to be letting go of that as well.
O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his mercy endures for ever. — Psalm 136:1