October is getting away. Almost every day I come here to see my mother.
Almost every night I spend some time in this spot.
Faithful owl came back.
This year he's resting in the hallway hutch.
Walmart had reduced their large pumpkins to $2.50. I chose a nice fat one for the front doorstep. Right now I have no idea what I want to carve into it...0r if there will be time to do a jack-o'-lantern. So much depends on my mother. These are stressful days, but October is as beautiful as ever.
I have spent several evenings rereading journal entries from the past. I am amazed by the many days and experiences that come back alive through the wonder of pen and paper. So much I would have forgotten if not for my journals.
I've also been looking through past magazine issues to get some decorating ideas for the holidays. My Pinterest board Holiday and Seasonal Decorating is chocked full of ideas. But will I even get motivated enough to do any of them? With a loved one in hospice care, sadness and depression spoil autumn days. I find myself thinking about death, burial, and afterlife...waiting for news I don't want to hear.
It helps to go treasure hunting in order to relieve stress and lessen sadness. Recent finds were Christmas ornaments, wooden spool with yards of decorative ribbon, a set of holiday stamps, unique earrings, and a coffee mug with lovely art.
I visited my own booth today to do some rearranging and decided to bring back home a sweet cream planter. It's been sitting there for months...unloved and unwanted. But I have plans for it come Christmas due to something I saw on Pinterest.
October is a big football month around here. Whether it's at the high school in Munford or on several television channels, my husband makes sure we are exposed to a lot of football. Over the years I have grown to like this sport, too.
Our den is a favorite room for putting feet up and relaxing.
There's one soap opera that has me hooked.
(The Bold and the Beautiful)
A Pinterest journaling page idea had me searching for snippets that I glued to a small canvas.