Well, at 11:30 last night I pulled back in to Home Sweet Home with my two Iowa travellers. I know that they enjoyed their time with their dad, just hanging out and eating and watching football, and getting a taste of Iowa City people. They both said it was great. Outstanding Man time...
Their stuff is laying around, and it's all good.
Made some Orange Cranberry Muffins right before I took off for the airport just to have the house smelling good and a homey treat for when they walked in.
They were more interested in the leftover enchiladas and rice in the frig...lol.
I've been reading about everybody in blogland "getting their Thanksgiving or Christmas on"...getting their house all ready for the season pretties and holidays.
I don't usually do much for Fall/Thanksgiving, except for pumpkins, and Outdoor Autumn wreath on the house and a Pilgrim Garden flag out front. But at Thanksgiving I try to start the Christmas...
I did shop the closets while the house was quiet, and put this together for a Christmas start.
These beautiful pearlescent balls were a recent find at GW. Love the way they match the sparkley colander. I have had that for YEARS (another find at GW long ago) and just now am using it for specific Christmas decor. I like the look. You know...what they say....(my kids) ...it's the magpie in me...my eyes are drawn to sparkleys!
Saw this at Salvation Army when I was there on a trip I talked about previously. Thought it would make a sparkling pretty pedestal for Christmas to lift up this little cloche I showed you in an earlier post. I didn't want to leave it there for only .99!!!!
I am going to my mama's the rest of this day. My dad got very little sleep last night and he absolutely needs relief. I hope he will nap...I pray....
Thank you for continuing to pray for that situation, those of you who do when we cross your mind. The transitional stages taking place as my mom gets worse are hard and do take a toll on my dad...of course it ripples out to the rest of us.
God bless you ALL! Have a wonderful Tuesday. Give away a smile today to someone who looks like they don't have one to give away. It might be just the encouragement they needed to make it through the day.