We don’t have an official fall out here in the high desert. The mornings and evenings begin to cool then around Halloween it gets cold (very cold) and windy. We haven’t had any rain since March, but the last few days the skies were filled with clouds. I love blue skies, but until we moved to the desert I never really appreciated the joy of clouds overhead. The spectacular sunsets drew our whole family onto the patio to witness the sky in all its glory.
We’ve done a lot of celebrating recently. Two weeks ago, we found out Pete was selected for promotion to Lt. Colonel. Just telling you makes me feel old! We were married when he was a 2nd Lieutenant and I remember thinking the Lt. Colonels’ wives were so old. Now I’m one of them! He’s worked crazy hard to get to this point, and I’m very proud of him.
After many, many months of work with the editors, designer, and publisher, my cookbook finally went to print! I’m not sure, but I may have had an out-of-body experience when the magic words came through the phone: “OK, that’s it, it’s done.” We popped open a bottle of champagne and thanked God for bringing us through the whole process.
This week also included Pete and my youngest daughter’s birthday. Around here, the birthday person gets to specify the family menu for the entire day – food is important to us! They share a birthday, so they get the unique opportunity of planning the special meals together. I intended to take pictures and blog about the food, but all the dishes they requested come from my cookbook. What a huge compliment!