September 28, 2007

Welcoming a New Season...

The Autumn season is upon us, and here at my home it certainly feels like it too! I woke to a gentle drizzle of rain this morning. What a lovely gift!

I am feeling better, but the fatigue and chronic pain remains and at times it is rather overwhelming. I try not to complain, but continue doing what I must do to take care of myself, family and home.

I have been working in my room this week and purging things and rearranging too. The new placement of things just give such a fresh feel.

I was watching my grandson yesterday and he is quite the helper with the vacuum! He loves it! I just turned it on and let him go...he was very pleased with himself being grandma's helper.

The new puppy is getting adjusted here too. She is adorable. Our other dog Star is having an issue with her, but this too shall pass in time. We are taking little steps in introducing them to each other.

I have taken some pictures of our home with its Fall colors displayed. As I have mentioned before, just adding a few things make such a huge difference. Candles, cozy throws, pillows, pine cones mixed with some cinnamon potpourri in bowls and trays. Time to make another visit to the "Apple Country" and get apples for the season. My mother lives 10 minutes down the mountain from the local orchards, and I recently made a trip up their with my brother and purchased some "Rome Beauty's"...they are delicious...and are going fast, so another trip is in the works!

The kids started cleaning out the spare room to make it into a study/entertainment room. It forced all of us to purge some things that needed to be purged. They are very happy with the look of it, and I'm just thrilled that they have a certain place just to study, instead of their rooms!

This afternoon my daughter and I will run to Target to get some household staples and perhaps enjoy a stop at Starbuck's! She wants to make a cake this weekend for my birthday...what a sweetie!! For dinner I'm making Chicken and Dumplings which is hearty and simple to make.

I am hoping to enjoy a quiet afternoon and evening with a good book and maybe playing a game with the family...we love "Scattergories"!! How will you be spending your evening? Whatever you decide to do...cherish the time with the ones you love. Wishing you a tranquil evening....filled with contentment and special moments.....Blessings to you and your home always!!


Dawn said...

love that photo!

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I love that photo, too.

Although autumn is my absolute favorite season, my body does complain at the changes in weather.

I pray you are feeling better.

melissa said...

I sure hope you have a restful and joyful weekend, birthday and all. Good for your girl to make a cake for you. Don't you love the sound of that!?? Happy Birthday to you! :)

Hugs to you. Praying your pain and fatigue will lessen. Being tired is one of the hardest things to deal with, I think.

Mrs.E said...

I agree, purging things and re-organizing is something I love to do. It does makes everything look fresh and new and takes the usual views away and adds that special sparkle if you will.

Happy Happy Birthday! Hope you have fun on your outing today. Enjoy the time with you family and enjoy some quiet time as well :)

Daughter of the King said...

Delightful blog ....first time visitor...I will be back

Maggie Ann said...

I'm just catching up on your blog tonight. Its Sunday evening and we had a blessed time celebrating Communion at church. the day went by so quickly but such a beautiful day with church fellowship and then the golden afternoon. I really can't believe its October so soon, can you?