Share Four Somethings: September 2021

It is time for this month’s Share Four Somethings – definitely one of my favorite link-ups.  I’m late getting my thoughts together and even considered not participating this month.  I was having a hard time thinking of things love and treasured.  I know they are there…even in the midst of the most ordinary of weeks…so, let’s press on.

Something Loved.   My fall things are out of their bins.  My house is smiling with scarecrow friends, pumpkins, acorns and other reminders of autumn.  It sounds silly (does this really count as something loved?) but it just my heart happy.  My home feels snug and cozy…which makes us feel comfy and snug as well.  We might not be sipping pumpkin lattes (I mentioned that last month) but we do enjoy the PSL season!  It is also the season for windows wide open.  They are all that way this morning and I love it!  Some other things I love about this early autumn time of year:  sleeping a little longer while we wait for the sun to wake up, the smells of autumn – both candles and in my diffuser, wearing my cardigans again, all the crockpot recipes, and family celebrations.  We have several in September and it just makes the month even “sweeter” – thank you, birthday desserts!!

Something Read…..or, as I said last this month, Something Listened To…or Joined.  I mentioned I joined a Bible study through zoom last month.  I am still very much enjoying those Wednesday morning lessons.  So much I suppose, I did not balk when another friend suggested we join a Percepts study together.  Through zoom.  What has happened to me??  She and I (in our separate homes) join 15 or 16 other ladies each Thursday night and study the book of Mark.  I could really be onto something here.  Oh, and I am not even hiding behind the veil during this one.  I know.  This study does come with some homework and I am enjoying that as well.  Of all the gospels, I think Mark is my favorite (if there really is a favorite!?) and I recently read and studied it on my own.  This study promises to build upon that and I have already been instructed, encouraged….and challenged.  Great idea, Pam.  Thanks for always give me that extra little push!

Something Treasured.   Remembering God’s faithfulness as well as His goodness.  We celebrated our anniversary.  Like all married couples, we had no idea all that thirty-six years could hold.  Lots of mountaintops, more than our share of deep valleys (whatever our share might be) and plenty of everyday, ordinary days.  But God has grown us individually and certainly as a couple.  He has been so faithful and so very good to us.  Perhaps I’m just getting old – because I have never been overly sentimental – but anniversaries, birthdays and other milestones really seem to give us pause lately.  A chance to really reflect and to appreciate how very blessed we are!

Something Ahead.   Let the fall continue!  I’m embracing Anne Shirley’s sentiment…so glad to live in a world of Octobers:)  More pumpkin recipes (making some pumpkin bread today and I have an entire Pinterest board of recipes to try…ha!)  Hoping to make it to the apple orchard and I really want to make some interesting jars of butter in the next few weeks.  Pumpkin butter.  Apple butter.  Pear…well, you get the idea.  Apparently, my mind turns to the kitchen when the weather cools off!!  Any good recipes on your radar?  Do share –

Here’s to another beautiful month ahead.

October is a hallelujah!  reverberating in my body year-round.  – John Nichols

20 thoughts on “Share Four Somethings: September 2021

  1. Well happy anniversary to you and the mister! I am only a few months behind you. Gary and I will celebrate #36 in February. Let’s hear it for 80’s brides! I love that “October” quote. I love October so much. It’s my favorite month of the year, and I can hardly wait for its arrival. And unless she arrives next week, my new granddaughter (first grandchild) will be an October baby. (She’s due October 1st, so she could well be a September girl.)

    Blessings and hugs,

    P.S. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving me a comment

    1. The first grandbaby….what could be grander!?! I am excited for you!:) Thanks for the anniversary wishes…ah, yes, the 80’s brides (so young…and such a lifetime ago)!!:)

  2. Finding those special moments is even more important in “ordinary” months. I’m glad you shared!
    I miss Bible study – your zoom meeting sounds wonderful! I’m glad you’re able to be present and really show up for the class

    1. Finding a way for Bible study has been such a treat…and a blessing! I can understand why you miss it!! Hopefully, something will come your way as well!

  3. Happy Anniversary! I no longer decorate for the seasons, except Thanksgiving or Christmas, it got to the point where everything was too much work. Your fall decorations are very pretty. Have a great month!

    1. Thanks much, Cindy…for the anniversary wishes and your nice compliments! Hope your month ahead is a great one, as well!! Glad you stopped by today!

  4. Happy Anniversary!! I just love fall so much – the open windows, the changing leaves, fall flavors (although I’m not a huge fan of PSLs, I do love other pumpkin flavored things)- but then again, I say every season is my favorite!

    Visiting from Share Four Somethings

  5. Happy anniversary! My mind tend to turn to baking and being in the kitchen when fall weather hits too. I just have to make sure to balance it out with lots of extra hiking.

  6. I loved the glimpse of your home dressed up for fall! I love to have the windows open as well, but we open them when the weather dips below 70. I am not a huge pumpkin fan, but there is one recipe that I like with pumpkin that I love to make…but I’m open to more! I make little pumpkin spice muffins with mini chocolate chips and cream cheese icing. I just buy a box of spice cake and switch out the egg for some heaping tablespoons of pumpkin puree. They’re DELICIOUS.

    Happy anniversary to you and your husband! What a milestone. I feel like every year is a reason to thank God, especially the older we get. Have a great day, my friend!

    1. PS – I am going to try that spice cake “hack” – ha!! Sounds perfect…especially when I just need a little something extra with dinner:)

  7. Happy Anniversary, Jennifer, such a great milestone, and each year is truly a blessing! Your autumn decorations look fabulous and so welcoming! Autumn is my favorite time of the year and I enjoy seeing how others celebrate too!

  8. I just pinned a recipe for Pumpkin Streusel Coffeecake that I can’t wait to try. Have it laying on my counter as I type. My fall decorations, cooler weather, and all things pumpkin bring me joy too! Our Bible Study is going through the Parables of Jesus. Not sure where we’ll go next. Maybe I’ll suggest Mark!

  9. Despite the hesitant start to this post, you did very well responding to the prompts!! Happy anniversary, you kids!! I like what you said about growing individually and as a couple. I can say that in my marriage to Paul (PC), we have both grown individually and together. And my relationship with God has grown because of my good husband.

    1. Isn’t it true (and so very special) how the Lord uses our husbands to shape us, sharpen us, and to make us more like Him…and to deepen our own faith?? I love it! Thank the Lord for our good men!!

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