Isn't Autumn beautiful? It's warm but threatening rain today so I'm catching up on some indoor stuff and that includes a quick post. I sometimes wonder how I found time to post so often back when I began this little journal. I think we all have an appreciation for how long the photography, editing and posting can take. Sometimes I find it hard to fit in with all that is on my plate.
1. For the past two weeks I have been helping a friend set up and price an estate sale for her late mother in law. I strongly encourage anyone to do this because I guarantee it will give you the final push to clean out all those possessions hiding in closets, basements and drawers. Do it for yourself. Do it for your children. I mentioned we have been at it for two weeks right? Sometimes it has been 10-12 hour days. This weekend is the sale. Needless to say, I won't be back posting until after it's done.
2. Yesterday I took the day off to go to the dentist, (blerg, there is a root canal in my very near future). and since it was a warm sunny day, and possibly the last we will have for a while, Earl and I tackled washing the windows. In my head, before I start, I always think it won't take me long. I am so silly. But after washing the windows, and scrubbing the screens I am so happy to see the sparkling clean view I have to say it was well worth the effort. I used Rain-X on the outsides of the windows hoping they will stay cleaner longer. I saw it on Pinterest, I'll let you know how it works. Of course it was also the day the ladybugs decided it would be the last warm day for a while because they were trying desperately to get in while we tackled the job. How do they know?
3. I am working on some new designs for the etsy shop. Loving how they are turning out. I can't wait to show you. Soon!
4. The leaves are at their peak, the garden is mostly gone due to a couple nights below 32 degrees, but my little golden marigolds are hanging strong. I love you little golden flowers. Unfortunately, as soon as the rain is past, I need to go out and dispose of the last hanging baskets and do some garden clean up. But the marigolds stay until the last.
5. It was another good year for apples and we made some of the best cider from our apples, our neighbors apples and an old tree we found growing wild. I have heard that the more varieties you use in your cider the better, and I have to agree with that. Best cider ever! I have some frozen for when daughter and son-in-love come to visit from PA, made some for daughter and son-in-love who live nearby and I plan to make more in the next week. Also, today is wild crabapple jelly day. I'm thinking a jar of that with some brie and home made bread for Pastor appreciation this month. :)
What is keeping you busy?