It's almost fall, my favorite time of year. Others get spring-fever, I get fall-fever. When the school busses start to roll I get energized (and no, this has nothing to do with my kids going to school because they're too young to for that just yet). I start cleaning, organizing, redecorating, and making things. Maybe this is in preparation for the long hard winter we get down here in south Louisiana. Yeah, right! Fall marks the beginning of the year for me, not January. I guess it has some correlation with the school year, I dunno. I think it has more to do with preparing to spend more time at home indoors with the shorter days and the upcoming holidays. This is such an exciting time!
A few things that I'd like to make this fall:
* Mantle scarf for Halloween/Fall
* Halloween decorations for table top and front door
* A lap quilt
A few things I'd like to do this fall:
* Have friends over (we always talk about it, but never do it)
* Have a football party for an away game (Go Tigers!)
* Go to the pumpkin patch to pick our own pumpkins
* Cook lots of yummy meals
Despite the extreme heat we've been experiencing lately, I've already started burning my pumpkin spice candles. I am soooo ready for fall!
Saturday wasn't so great. I woke with sinus pain, so I took some stupid sinus medicine. Big mistake. Not only did it knock me out (even the non-drowsy does it to me), but it made me feel like crap. On top of that I was a total grump. I did manage to finish my and Lily's aprons, so that was an accomplishment. I wanted to use a fancy stitch to applique the flowers on to the aprons, so I pulled out a book my grandma gave me, The Encyclopedia of Stitchery . There was some cool stuff in there, but I ended up using a regular old stitch. I think the fabrics were too busy for anything fancy. I promise I'll get pictures up soon. For some reason I ended up staying up until 1 am. Soon after I went to bed Lily woke up. She was in a total tizzy because the sponge curlers we put in her hair before bed were falling out. I tried to tell her that it was no big deal, but she then had a total meltdown. I have never seen her like that. It was NUTS!! I eventually got all the curlers out of her hair, which she didn't want me to do. After finally getting her to bed around 2:30 am she woke up again around 4 am because a big thunder storm rolled through. Needless to say, none of us got much sleep that night.
Sunday morning we all slept in. I didn't even get dressed until lunch time and I never fixed my hair. It's nice to do that every once in a while. It was rainy and gloomy all day, so it was the perfect day to do that. Lily woke up in a good mood and was disappointed that we weren't going to church. She must be possessed. The big accomplishment of the day is that I got the table out of my bedroom. I thought that the table would be too big in my living room, but it isn't so bad. There's no hurry to make it smaller. In fact, I may never make it smaller, just use it like it is. Yeah, I still need to do some accessorizing, but it's fine for now. Matt also finished painting the bathroom. Now he needs to put down the shoe molding, then it will all be done (for the most part - there's always something else that needs doing).
The weekend is over, the work week ahead is near. I need to get to bed. Good night.
Today I got a glimpse of how my life would be if I were to stay home. I must admit that it went much better than I expected. I got more accomplished house-wise than I thought, but hardly anything cafty done. When I decided to stay home this morning my first thought was that I'd get to finish my Tie one On aprons, but that didn't happen. Instead I got to spend some quality time with my kids and take a much needed afternoon nap. Yeah, I think I could get used to this.
No major changes have taken place. I think things are better because I'm making them better. I know that I need to have a creative outlet. When I don't I get very unhappy. I think that was a big part of my unhappiness. Since I started this blog I have made it a point to get crafty. I like when I have a new project to talk about. It gives me that sense of accomplishment I so long for and rarely get through my day job. So for now the day job stays, routines with the kids are established, and my craft time starts after the kids go to bed. Yeah, this will work...for now.