Monday started out a little “iffy.” I was all excited about calling the local DMV to schedule my appointment to finally get my new drivers license. I had to wait on some missing documents to be certified/copied, then sent to me…but now I had all my check-off list of “papers” I needed.
So I called the nearest DMV and instead of a human voice an automated voice gives me an (803) number to call to set up an appointment? What? Why would I have to call Columbia, the state office, to get an appointment for Summerville? Oh no! I could see the handwriting on the wall before I even dialed the number.
Sure enough…after a minimum of 35 minutes waiting time …listening to elevator music…I finally got a human voice. I was so comatose by then I couldn’t think why I had called in the first place!
The employee was very nice, I admit, but the earliest appointment is not until Friday…the end of the week…but I quickly took it and thanked her. I then called my primary medical office to see if I could come in and get my pneumonia shot…but I didn’t get a call back until they were about to close for the day… so I ended up going yesterday.
So Monday was a “call, listen, and wait” day…a lesson in patience I assume…it felt more like a wasted day as I looked at my check-off list and shook my head.
Mother would always assure me when I was little and experienced a “bad” day…to just wait…”Tomorrow will be better” she promised and quite honestly…it did happen more times than not.
So yesterday…I got my shot early in the morning, and decided not to delay “pumpkin time” any more. I needed to concentrate on making my Happy Room brim with fall happiness, decorate however I choose, and finally feel like I am in control of at least this part of my life…my home and decor.
It worked…I found myself humming and singing…the local weather forecasters have predicted we will feel the first taste of fall later this week…and now I would be ready for it! I was more energized than the “Energizer Bunny!”
Throughout the day I was met with so many uplifting God Winks...I knew I was back on the right track again….starting with the waiting room where I took this picture of positive signs on the reception windows.
I left the doctor’s office and went to Publix to get some soups and other fall foods I was in the mood for….along with some cupcakes for my neighbors and our mail carrier. My sticker (supporting postal workers) had come the day before and I already had it on the mail post…now I added a fall-colored cupcake and one of my sticker ‘Thank You’s” on it. Our neighborhood carrier, Dee, is exhausted…having to pick up different shifts…yet she doesn’t complain…just praying she can keep her job she tells me.
And she is so appreciative…everybody needs to feel needed and supported by her “customers.”
And who did I run into for the second time at Publix...my old singing and storytelling co-hort Lorraine White…it is always a good day when our paths cross…so many fun memories! She is finally retired…except for running her own musical program for kids at her home. 🙂
After a quick lunch I was ready….Let’s try to get Fall to come a little earlier…with pumpkins galore! Initially I was just going to bring out a few…but then I got in the spirit of it…and just kept at’ it. Such fun!
But first, Jo…yours and Colby’s stepping stone was added to the row…putting yours in front of the entrance to the gate so visitors would ‘take time to stop and smell the flowers.’
I changed out the watering sprinkler planter and added some fall color to it too!
…And then came the pumpkins…how I have missed them! 🙂
…And you can’t have pumpkins without “Boo’s”!!!!
Beautiful flowers surrounded by little pumpkins work too!
…And the moon flowers make me smile each and every evening…instead of just one bloom…I am now watching three or four unfurl…Life is good and I feel God’s love supporting me when I get down about our fragile little ‘blue sphere” we call home!
So until tomorrow….Yesterday the world…”slowed down and it enjoyed the little things” with me. 🙂
“Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh