The last of my family flew out this morning and so out came the Christmas decor.
(We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with everyone of our children and their families.)
It will take several days of staring at all the containers to get the creative juices flowing though.
It's a pretty big mess around here,
but I like to take my time.
Here's a few shots of things as I get them out.
Thought I would make some little vignettes of some of the things as I decide what to do.
a few new handmade ornaments
I don't know if this is happening to everyone who has the comment moderation
option on your blogs, but many of your comments aren't coming to
my e-mail which is where I usually publish and read them from
and I wouldn't have known about it had I not read it on another blog.
Sure enough, I went to my settings and to the comments and found that
several of them were sitting in my 'awaiting moderation' section. I had missed
so many wonderful comments from some of you.
Most of the comments are coming through, but a few are not.
So then I started wondering if that's why I keep getting a 'failure' notice
on some of the comments that I'm leaving you who have comment moderation option?
Almost everyone who has it, my message comes back as failed,
but I think they may be sitting in your 'awaiting moderation' as well.
Everyone probably has already figured this out and I'm the 'late comer' to the
party as usual, but just in case you didn't know, I thought I would post it.
I know it still looks like summer in my house, but that's only because
I haven't had any time to change things up this season.
There are no truer words in my world than,
'I'm so far behind I think I'm first'
So my goal this week is to get some new sofa pillows sewn up and
while I think I'm going to skip the whole Autumn decor this year,
I am going to put away the pastel colors and go for some richer
florals and warmer throws than the summer throw on the sofa
in the photo below.
I will be putting the dried peonies away and fill the urn with
It certainly is Fall-ish outside in the garden.
A pretty stark contrast to what is indoors.
I love, love, love how beautifully everything colored up this fall.
rose hips everywhere
under the birch tree
The Snowdift crab apple is covered in apples and the birds are going
to be very happy this winter.
This time of year is so fleeting and I have been enjoying every day
of this beautiful fall weather we have had here in Idaho.
My internet service was down for over a week and it was so strange
not being able to connect. Right after it was restored,
I went to spend a week with my mom, daughter and sister in Boise
and when I visit family I don't connect, so I really have been
out of the loop for a long, long time.
Being a blogger has become a big part of my life, because
when I go about my days I not only think about my non-blogging friends
and how they are doing, but I also
think and worry about all of my blogging friends.
It really does make the world very small indeed and widens our view
and opens our hearts to each other, and that is what friendship is.
I am a 60 year old mother of 6 who all but one are on their own. Our youngest is a beautiful 29 year old son who happens to have Angelman Syndrome, thus the name of my blog! One of the hallmarks of the syndrome is their happy nature and frequent laughter and constant smiling. He makes everyday a joy!