After I got back from the kids' house last Friday I decided to take it easy over the weekend and on Sunday I just watched Lifetime Movies all day while I knit. That was such a luxury and something I really should do more often! I haven't done anything like that for a long time.
This is where my little Fergie lays while I knit.
This is where I sit and knit. Ellie Mae is usually laying on my lap. You can see the purple baby sweater on the foot stool that I almost have finished for a friend's daughter's baby shower this Saturday.
Look at this beautiful view on this sunny day off my back deck. I don't have the skills or the camera to capture how pretty it really is. The sun is so bright that the lake water is just sparkling. Can you see the ducks out there swimming? There are a lot of geese out there in the early mornings. They look pretty, but they come up into the back yard and make a real poopy mess. The neighbor has staked up wire to try to keep them out.
So I think the rest and the sunshine is now encouraging me to get up off my butt, get a shower, and do something.
Two weeks ago was the Grand Opening of the new Wal-Mart Superstore in our small town, which was a really big deal for us. I was getting groceries there for the first time and came across this packaged soup. It looked good so I thought I'd try it.
It was delicious! and 0g. Trans Fat to beat. I didn't leave it at that, though. I wanted to doctor it up a bit so I added my own potatoes and then topped off the bowls with sour cream, shredded cheese and bacon bits.
It was really good! During this weekly Wal-Mart trip, I decided to get the Tortilla Soup. That's what I'm making for dinner. It's simmering on the stove right now and it smells like an Autumn Indian Summer day inside the house.
I got out a few Thanksgiving decorations. I do more Autumn than specific Thanksgiving decorating, but on my front foyer table I do set out these little ceramic Pilgrims and turkey that I believe my mother made years ago. I also have to have a couple little bowls of candy corn sitting around or it just doesn't feel like Autumn.
Probably next week I'll be starting some of my winter and early Christmas decorating. I do so much that if I don't start early it won't get done in time for me to sit back and enjoy it. My Spokane kids are coming home for Christmas and I want to have everything done before they get here.
They just sent me this updated picture of my little two month old Heath.
I haven't seen him since he was 1-1/2 weeks old so I can't wait to hold him again and his 18 month old sister, Riley.
I love this time of year, but I need to feel good and not be stressed, pressured or rushed so that I can enjoy the season and not just work at getting through it!