I went out on my deck, got in a lounge chair and just listened. Do you ever do that? Just concentrate on listening to the sounds around you. I heard the wind blowing through the trees, still holding onto their leaves. Then I'd hear dozens of acorns hit the ground with a thump. Birds, squirrels, an occasional barking dog and even the train in Stockbridge. Heavenly I tell you.
It was also a great day because guess what hit my mailbox?
Yep. You guessed it. My November Southern Living magazine. I love you too! I didn't even open it when it came. I saved it for bedtime. I looked forward all evening to bedtime when I could read it from cover to cover.
I always look at my magazines from the back to the front. How weird is that? I read through this one twice. It was chocked full of good recipes, good articles and gardening tips. I marked several recipes I want to try and a couple of places I'd like to visit over the holidays.
One of the bloggers I have on my sidebar, The Pioneer Woman, was featured in November's issue. She is an amazing woman. She cooks, makes great pictures, gardens and, most impressively, homeschools her kids. Oh, and blogs about it all.
There was also an article about this.
My auntie Barbo gave me this potted plant. It's called a pythos. There was a whole article in the magazine about what an easy plant they are to keep. So ironic because when she gave it to me, I told her I was no good with houseplants. I try. Or should I say tried. This is the only one I have now. And I'm so proud to say that it's thriving!
When MaMa and PaPa Kimball died in 2003, we were all given a houseplant from the flowers sent. I felt so obligated to those plants and it really did upset me when I let them die. I felt like it was something personal against MaMa and PaPa. Crazy I know. So I just don't mess with them anymore.
Speaking of my aunt Barbo. Look at this beautiful bowl she gave me a while back. It's a certain kind of glass, but for the life of me I can't remember what it is called. Do any of you know?
Isn't it beautiful though? And it photographed so pretty. MaMa Kimball used to have drinking glasses that were made out of the same glass. I got one before she died. Brings back memories of sitting at the kitchen table with her enjoying her angel biscuits and roast. Next Wednesday will be six years since she died. Guess that's why she's on my mind this morning.
Do any of you use flavored creamer? I couldn't resist buying this at the store yesterday.
The bottle was so pretty and it just sounded so good. I tried it this morning in my coffee and I don't love it. It totally overpowers the coffee. I think it might be good with some Bailey's, but not coffee. At least not mine.
I had a winner in my Guess-My-Costume contest. I don't want to tell you who it was yet because I'm going to post some pictures of us tomorrow night and then you'll know. I found the perfect prize for the winner and I'm gonna mail it on Monday. I think she'll like it!
Not much to do today. Mostly caught up with work. I'm giving Bandit a bath and then myself one. After that I think I'm going to go to Barnes and Noble and read magazines. Maybe I'll get some inspiration for holiday decorating. Now, here's an idea. Maybe I'll read some fitness magazines and get some inspiration for exercising. Aw, who am I kidding? I did buy the Wii Fit Plus last night though. Have any of you tried it? Did you like it? I haven't opened it yet, so give me your reviews.
Till tomorrow, I hope you live, love and laugh and enjoy the heck out of your Friday!