Well, I have hit the big milestone of the season. I put the flannel sheets on the bed tonight. After being cold last night, I made the decision that the day had arrived. I forgot how soft and wonderful they are. It is kind of like a hug when you are sleeping. The next milestone is when it gets cold enough where Liesl says, "Hike it over, Mom. I am here to share the covers." It is one of the rare seasons where I get to snuggle with her. She gets under the blankets and sleeps with her back against my hip with her nose towards the foot of the bed. I wonder how she breathes like that, but she always seems really content. Puppy warmth is the best warmth in the world.
I had a wonderful surprise earlier. My sweet neighbor came to my door with a huge bag of tomatoes. Her granddaughter was dropping them off and there were way too many for her so she brought me some, too. I heart my neighbors. I waved to her grand daughter and called out my thank you. She asked me if I wanted more. I was so grateful for the large ziploc bag stuffed full already and I did not want them to spoil before I could devour them all. Tonight for dinner I treated myself to a tomato sandwich. Soft bread, mayonnaise, tomato slices, & salt and pepper. Heaven!
This neighborhood is a pretty special place. We have what we refer to as a self enforced neighborhood watch. Everyone watches out for each other and knows who should be around whose home. It is nice to be in such a stable neighborhood, particularly since there are less and less of them these days. I sure miss my neighbor, Bill, and talking over the fence with him. I really appreciate everyone else who is still here. It was sort of funny because I few weeks ago, a U-Haul truck pulled up to one of the neighbors' home. I knew that in addition to me, there were several sets of eyes watching to make sure it was the neighbor himself involved. It gives me comfort to know that when I am not home.
Well, I am off to dream sweet dreams of cross stitch, puppies, and warm cocoa...