It is officially fall and I am so sad!
It is beautiful outside; the leaves are out of this world. My walk today was breath taking and it seemed like it was raining leaves! But it means that I will be leaving the lake. I am already looking forward to coming back next year even before I leave. So many of my friends are already gone for the winter. Some leave their boats in the water and some take them out. But it is so sad to look out at the lake and you don’t see the wave runners who were rocking your boats during the summer and the skiers running too close to your dock. So you don’t have anything to grip about. Why is it we love to look on the negative side and not as often on the positive?. I guess it is always easy to grip! Well, it is even worse when you don’t see anybody! Just a few lone fishermen here and there. It was so neat to see all the people everywhere. But the worse part, they are not going to have frozen soft serve ice cream at Wayne’s Place anymore. They are closing their machine for winter. Bummer! He says they just won’t get enough calls for it during the winter. They still have scooped ice cream and my favorite is vanilla but the Hubby has to have Butter Pecan. Just to let you know the latest news, they are serving breakfast that includes pancakes, eggs, bacon and sausage with great biscuits. that is the place to keep up with what is going on in the lake area; in other words gossip. Man, I am going to miss that place.
After all the gripping about having to leave, I must remember it will be a lot cooler and when that old electric bill comes, it won’t be as high. And if I am not here then it will be even lower. Double Boo Hoo!
Well, I am so sad to tell you all this but I will be leaving this week. But I will not forget to take the Hubby with me. Now you see why I have such sadness in my column. I have truly loved sitting back in my favorite chair, looking out over the lake and talking with all of you out there in God’s country every week.
For those of you that are permanent residents, thanks for sharing your part of Kentucky with me and the Hubby, especially the Lake. It is the best kept secret in Kentucky. As we travel, people asked where we are from and when we mention Lake Malone, they say “where is that?” Of course we tell them it is in God’s Country and they just smile and go on their way.
Every spring we says we are going to do this and see that and we never do all that we want to do, so we put it on our “TO DO” list for next year. We already have it taped to our refrigerator door!
Good bye to all you loyal readers but there is one good thing that has come through this column. I hope you put a “fishing rod and reel” on your Santa Claus wish list” and put “learning how to fish” on your to do list for next year! I bet before I came into your life you never thought of fishing!
I have truly enjoyed these weeks together but never fear, I will be back again next year. I might even bring the Hubby with me. You know I will, I can’t go anywhere without him. I have just decided, everybody needs a Hubby. Sorry ladies, I won’t share him. I am sure there are a lot of unattached ones out there if you only look around. Oh my, I just brought up another subject that I can touch on next year.
Speaking of the Hubby, he has his fishing boat all put away but he is taking his fishing rod south with him. I guess you will have to call us two “snow birds” now! Just think of all the “tall tales” and adventures I will have to tell you next spring.
Till next year, hug your hubby’s neck every morning and ever night, love your neighbor, stay happy and live every minute like it is your last! God Bless You All
P.S. Just had to mention this, it’s Monday Night and you know what that means, Monday Night Footfall! I give you permission to watch footfall this winter. Try it, you’ll love it.