Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Everyday Musings








The countryside is continuing it change and we are heading into our winter season as fall continues to strut it's stuff... As I look out the large picture window this moment the skies are very grey and the tree branches are swaying from the winds as it appears rain may be nearing ....

I have noticed on a few blogs the time has come for the setting of shoppes for the Christmas magical season to begin... This season for me is a frame of mind... As I have stated in the past.. Tom and I do not allow ourselves to give in to the tromping the streets and shoppes for buying and gift giving... We love sharing our time and home and nourishment with other friends and family but find the gift giving not to be necessary and relay that to our families... A gift of ones self is so very important to us...

Yesterday and today was and will be spent working through the back bedroom where I had the items for the sale stored for over a year... As I am cleaning I have found some more objects that were meant to be placed on the sale and it means once again a couple storage boxes will be needed... I do have to make a much better effort of identify what is in these boxes however for further use... as I can bring them out and use them for a change instead of the old saying " out of sight .. out of mind"....

MY fireplace mantle has been changes for a month or so of viewing and I have used the base I will also be using for Christmas decorating... The addition of ice branches and the changing of the glass cloche and I have a altered art piece locked in my thoughts I would like to create for this area.... I am anxious to start this piece as time is needed for just some relaxing... to me creating is total relaxing...and inspirational...

The sweet little carved pumpkin supporting a vintage button and crinkle ribbon was found yesterday in a unmarked bag while in the back room cleaning... Now it has found a home on the dining area table for a couple weeks... till the winter season takes top billing... I have been thinking of the gentle moments of the magical season that will soon be upon us... I am looking forward to taking the minutes and hours for making this season special but very very simple this year...snowflakes... snow... sparkle... and bottle brush trees... will be the theme... Most everything will remain in the storage boxes this season...

About 10 days or so will be spent away from home the first part of this coming month of October as Tom and I will be traveling and meeting up with 3 other couples from Defiance as we all travel to Myrle Beach... We will all be staying in separate condos at a resort there... We found this to be the best sort of vacation as we can do many things together but also just nothing if desires... Course the guys will be filling their desires with golf ... For myself I am just in total happiness just using the swimming and hot tub areas with a good book or my Ipad in hand... We are also ocean front as many hours will be spent just watching the waves come banging in... Maybe walking the beach and collecting some shells that could be placed out in the landscaping just completed by the new pool would make some nice memories also... { ps... we have been fortunate enough to receive some nice rains that have encouraged the grass seeding to peep and start to set a nice green foundation...}

I wanted to mention also that I have been having trouble being able to leave some comment on some of my favorite blogs... I am still reading and enjoying every moment spent there I just can't relay those thought... KIM ... you and KRAMER are one of the blogs I have not been able to connect with... Hope I can find a cure soon....

I must make a exist now and head toward that back bedroom and strip the bed and wash all the bedding.... and think of what will be nourishment for supper as lunch will be covered with a kettle of home-made chili that simmered all afternoon yesterday....

Sending out best wishes and I am feeling much better from the fall as the OUCH is getting much milder as the days pass. What a blessing.....




4 comments:

Marilyn said...

I too have been having trouble leaving comments on some.....
We are rainy here today with very cold temps on their way. Love your post & have a great time at the beach!!
mMarilyn

Ira said...

It's nice to be on the look out for the new seasons to come, autumn, Halloween, Christmas (and we even have Sinterklaas at the beginning of December). We don't 'do' gifts either, but we cook a lovely meal, have some nice wine, play some games and talk and listen to some fine music. This is how we like to spend Christmas, by the open fire. It has nothing to do with presents but everything with genuine attention. Weather is still lovely in our part of the world, very sunny and very unusual for this time of the year, but then again, we didn't have much of a summer, so I guess this is it ;-) Have a great day Marietta, all the best, Ira

Shopgirl said...

Time...I often just look because I have said the same things so many times and I can't find new words. I hope you have a wonderful trip, I will be plugging away at making tags for Bazaar. I just got home from taking Finn to the vet, he loves the vet....Hugs, Mary

Cheryl said...

It has been the hottest week in history here! Looking so forward to winter. Christmas... uumm my favorite time! Have a wonderful holiday!