Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Goodbye September, Hello October

Where has this year gone?
I'm not complaining because its been a really good year, but why does it have to pass so quickly.
Oh well, it is wonderful to be past those 100F days and into the early stages of Fall.  And with that, hop over to
and join Joyce and other bloggers for

1. Something on your October calendar that makes you smile?

Getting to be at Grandparents day for this adorable 3rd grade granddaughter on Oct. 16, one day before her 9th birthday.

2. Food for the soul or music for the soul...which camp are you in? Tell us why.
Although both are what the soul needs, I must go with music.  Our life has revolved around music for the soul for the past 50 + years.  I have found that so many times, music speaks to one's heart and soul when mere words cannot.

3. What are two or three things you've learned recently as the result of an online search?

That the download speed on our internet server is ridiculously too slow.

4. Share your favorite game day recipe. You can describe it, post the how-to, or add a link to the actual recipe. 

We really don't have a specific game day meal.  But, we did have chills and thrills as we watched our Big Boy Grandson play at left guard on the Offensive of Western Michigan against #1 Ohio State on national TV last Sat.  Here he is after the game tickling his little sisters.  By the way, he played an exceptional game even though they lost.  We are some proud grandparents.
5. What are your five essential steps for creating the perfect morning routine?

This is not my actual morning routine you understand.
1.  Waking up when my body says wake up and not the alarm
2.  Doing some sort of exercise
3.  Spending time outside reading and Bible Study
4.  Eating a big, southern breakfast
5.  All while looking forward to meeting friends or family at some point during the day

Oh if only #5 could be part of my every day routine.

6. What small thing have you taken note of today?

Its not really a small thing, but we enjoyed lunch with two sets of special friends yesterday and today.  I am so grateful for long-time friendships that don't depend on time or frequency.  On Monday, we visited with good friends we hadn't seen in 20 years.  The one thing that was so obvious, was that we picked up as if there had been no time lapse.  I love that.
7. Sum up your September in seven words or less.

Celebration; Anniversary; Friends; Family; Safety; Soccer; Football

8.  Insert your own random thought here. 

I realized while sitting on my patio one morning this week, that we have such a cacophony of colors and mixture of plants in flower beds. That realization called for a photo session.
Elizabeth "Libby" Day
Elizabeth "Libby" Day

Hello, My name is Libby. I enjoy reading good books, painting, blogging, spending time with friends and whatever my "Heart" leads me to do. Welcome to Beauty Without Within.


  1. Beautiful photos, thanks for sharing...your grandchildren are just adorable, including the 'big boy' football player, smiles. Blessings

  2. Good morning! Enjoyed this as always. How fun and exciting to see your grandson play at such a level. I bet the whole family is thoroughly enjoying that. We have a few friends like that where you just pick up where you left off as if you'd seen them the day before. Soo wonderful. Beautiful pics. Enjoy the rest of your week!

  3. You have some beautiful flowers in your garden, but that fountain photo is awesome! So glad you enjoyed watching your grandson play : ) I'm with you on time and distance with old friends.

  4. Darling granddaughter! Oh, I love friendships like that, where you can pick up where you left off, even if much time has lapsed between visits! Such a blessing, isn't it!

  5. That Ava is such a little doll as are all your Grans. Well, maybe Jackson would not prefer to be called a doll,he's a handsome Dude!:o)))
    And, your patio flowers, sooooo beautiful! I can't wait for us to get our yard in some sort of order. We have a landscape designer working on plans right now, so hopefully by Spring.

  6. Gorgeous pics of your flowers! What a beautiful granddaughter you have. Enjoy your week!

  7. Loved this post! The flowers are magnificent, second only to the grands! Friendships renewed are indescribable. What a blessing!

  8. Your photos are leaving me "oohing" and "aahing", Libby! Gorgeous! Your little granddaughter is such a beauty!

  9. That is so awesome about being at grandparents day and celebrating her 9th birthday! Love your sum up of September, sounds like it was a great month. Love the flowers.....


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