Here it is, 10:45 at night and I'm writing a post! I think I should be in bed, but here I am, unable to sleep for some reason. I wanted to take a picture of our beautiful tree in the front yard, but I procrastinated a day or so too long to take a picture and about 1/2 of the leaves are gone already. We've had some beautifully warm days this week though and I've been enjoying them by taking lots of walks with Chloe around the neighborhood. I've had doctor and physical therapy appointments every day so it didn't work out to spend the week at the lake like I had hoped. I did, however, do a bit of fall decorating. Lori gave me several mini pumpkins that she grew in the big garden at the lake. Since we've had such warm weather, I didn't want them to spoil, so I looked up directions on preserving them as long as possible. So far, so good. You soak them for 10 minutes in 2 tablespoons of bleach to a gallon of water. Then, with a soft brush you clean any dirt or spores of any kind off. After drying them for several hours you spray them with with polyurethane clear coating.
It makes them very shiny. I kind of like them.
I love my vintage cabinet and the display area it provides me.
A bigger pumkin by the front door.
Hiding in the orchid is a tiny 2 inch pumpkin. and my little Thankgiving ornaments. Yes, I know it's early for Thanksgiving, but if I don't put them out now, I'll forget them. :-)
It seems like I've already posted these pictures but I can't find them on my blog. Forgive me if I have. Maybe it's a deja vue moment! I really like my little white ceramic pumpkin.
The leaf banner on the kitchen island.
A closer picture of the island decorations. I had fun making the leaf garland.
This week I've also been having fun making Maybelle circles for the first time and then I found the pattern to make the circles into square! So pretty!
Then I decided to make some scarves with those squares!
Please forgive the shadows. I just took all of these pictures in my dark house at 10:15 tonight. I am such a horrible photographer, but you get the idea.
My back is doing a bit better. The physical therapist has been adding new exercises for me to do at home each time I go see him. I love, love, love the heat therapy they do every time I go. Not so much the manipulaton of my spine he does though. But I am seeing...and feeling improvement. I also had a bone density scan done yesterday as part of my physical. I guess they do them every 5 years once you reach 50. They called today with the results of all the blood work and the bone scan. Everything is great!!! Finally. Some good news.
Dennis also had his annual physical and is good too, except for the last five years his blood work comes back as pre-diabetes. He's not a bit overweight and eats pretty well so I'm not sure what else we can do. I think a lot of it is genetic as his Mom and sister are both insulin dependent diabetics.
Tomorrow I have NO appointments so I'm heading to the lake for one last weekend. I think next weekend we'll be closing up for the season. At least that's the plan for now. ***Big Sigh***
As always, thank you for all of your kind wishes and comments on my blog. I appreciate each and every one of you. What a wonderful group of friends this blog has brought into my life.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend and enjoy every minute of every day.
"For the Lord is good and His love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations." Psalm 100:5