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Hello, dear readers!  It’s finally Autumn.  I say that every year because it seems to take so long to reach my location that each year I wonder if it might just pass me by altogether.  Blink and you’ll miss it!

Yesterday I stepped out into the world after a day behind my desk and blinked.  There was color everywhere.  This morning, after last night’s storm shook them from the trees, the leaves created a lush (and slippery!) carpet of burgundy and gold to line my path from vehicle to work entrance.  I walked slowly to prevent slipping and was grateful for the extra moments to breathe in the spicy scent of Autumn after a rain storm.

Fantastic Fall.

Sweaters.  Returning home from work to the smell of chili in the slow cooker.  Hot coffee on cold mornings.  Brilliantly blue-skied Saturdays with my family.  Christmas shopping.  Snuggling with my heater . . . er, husband.  Fall TV.

I could go on, you know.

Instead, I’ll ask you to enjoy Fall, as well and to stay tuned.  I have been busy, of course.  Exciting opportunities at work.  Cheering on the best club soccer team that keeps getting better.  Learning alongside my boys.  (Seriously, I must have slept through every history class I ever took!  How did I even get into college?  I don’t remember any of this stuff!)  And, I’m embarrassed to say that the statistics course I’m taking this Fall is probably going to obliterate my 4.0 GPA.  (Must have slept through my undergrad stats course, too.  Or maybe I just have a professor who assumes that all Master’s students are determined to pursue a doctorate and he just wants us to be prepared for the research.  Either way, this class is a monster.  But I’m a beast, so I’ll be okay.)

As I was saying . . . stay tuned.  I’ve got several projects in the works for Our Small Hours.  After the holidays I’ll be introducing weekly giveaways, free home schooling resources, new recipes and more posts about marriage.  Also, I’ll be self-publishing my first book next year.

Thank you to everyone who participated in my October giveaways.  I know it’s been quiet around here lately and the dry spell isn’t over yet.  But, I can never go too long without writing.  Like any art, no matter how busy I am, it always breaks through and demands creation.

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