Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Hello, September!

What a treat to kick off my favorite month with a three day weekend! I think Mother Nature was celebrating, too, because the temperatures dipped into the 70s, even though they will get warm again at the end of the week.

We had a mostly stay-at-home weekend, which was just lovely. Dan got the doors built on his workshop, and I did laundry, some cleaning and lots of organizing, and put away my summer decorations and took out fall decor. We have a busy month ahead, so it feels really good to be caught up and have everything in order.

I don't decorate for the seasons nearly as much as I used to. In fact, I had really cut back for a while, but I'm finding that I enjoy it again. That table back there is waiting for a dried flower arrangement;)

I had planned to work out in the garden this weekend, but just didn't get there. Truthfully, I'm a little, well a lot disappointed in how the gardens turned out this year. My roses are suffering from some sort of mite infestation, which explains why I lost two at the beginning of the summer. I'm going to have to pull several more out this fall. And the veggie garden just didn't produce like it usually does, except for the cucumbers. I think it's time to amend the soil out there, so that's another project for fall.

Looking ahead, we are going to a wedding later this month, which I'm so excited for! And the other big news is that my aunt is moving from her upstairs condo to one down below in the same complex. Even though it's a short distance, it still requires the same effort as moving a long distance. I'm so excited for her and it will be fun helping her settle into her new place.

In between, I have scheduled a couple of medical appointments for me -- nothing serious, just upkeep! -- and I need to get Lilly in for her shots. And the car for an oil change. And I've signed up for a online writer's workshop which promises to be a good one, and will help me get some projects organized. If you're interested, the link is here

And, I guess I still have to work, which is where I'm heading off to in a few minutes.  

Happy Tuesday!


Dianna said...

Karen, your autumn decorations are so pretty and done in such good taste. I have been too busy canning to get my things out and put away the summer things. But the canning season is winding down so hopefully, I'll get to some of the decorating done. It took me two days to give the house a good clean this week because it gets neglected when I am canning...just not enough energy anymore.

I'm glad you will be there to help your aunt move and get her settled in her new apartment. That will be fun for her...and you. :)

Hope your weekend is wonderful!

Leslie said...

I'm jealous Karen, the weather here is sweltering. I love your decorations and I have that same Farmers Market truck pillow. in fact, it sits right next to me with Miss Charlotte's little head resting on it. ( the dogs owe everything in this house!!). Sorry about your roses, I lost a few bushes last year and I pretty much gave up.
Hope that you have a great weekend.
Happy September.

Mereknits said...

Happy September! Your house looks so warm and welcoming my friend. Good luck with your Aunts move.

Melinda said...

Everything looks so festive.
Hopefully I will get in the decorating
spirit soon.
Love the truck pillow.
Do you think the heat played a factor in
less production?

M : )

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Melanie said...

Your house looks so pretty decorated for fall, but I'm just not ready yet! I hang on to every last bit of summer that I can. I've been following an online writer's class from Jen Louden, if you're familiar with her. She just had a free 5-day course with videos and a private FB page for discussion. Admittedly, I'm way behind on following along!

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