Monday, October 7, 2019

Fall and Recent Happenings

Fall is in full swing around here.  It cracks me up when people who live in, like, Texas or some very warm climate talk about how much they love Fall and are so glad it's Fall and now they can curl up on the couch with a warm blanket and a good book.  I'm like, "Dude, it's still 100 degrees".

Anyway, we are having an actual Fall right now.  Temps in the 60s.  It rained today but the weekend was sunny and gorgeous.  Still cool and crisp, like Fall should be, but sunny.  I was busy with indoor projects but I made a point to join Paul and Kona on a walk to get outside and enjoy the crisp air and beautiful colors.  Our neighborhood is SO pretty in the fall, all shades of red, orange, yellow, gold and brown.  I took these photos last year, but it looks the same every year!







I always decorate the house the last weekend in September, so that's done.

Mantel

Mantel


Sideboard

Top of china cabinet

Oops, the jar was full.  I use this jar for several holidays and just change the ribbon at the top and the contents to match the holiday/season

Bathroom.  These flowers are new this year


Back on September 17th Paul and I went to the Elton John concert with a friend and her mom.  It was fantastic.  He had been on my bucket list for a long time.







Then on the 21st my mom passed away from Alzheimer's.  It's been 6 1/2 years since she had a stroke that left her wheelchair-bound and non-verbal and has been in an Alzheimer's care facility ever since.  She had really declined in the last several months so we all knew the end was near and we're all just glad she's not suffering anymore.

Mom with Olivia, summer 2008

Mom with Kayley, Easter 2009

Mom and me on my wedding day, 2006



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