Friday, October 23, 2009

Fall in Georgia, I Love You

Yesterday was a gloriously beautiful fall day. It was warm, breezy and sunny. It was perfect. I like the cooler temps that come with fall, but it's nice to get a day now and then that feels more like early summer than fall. Yesterday was such a day.

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!


Theresa said...

It was a gorgeous fall day! These days are too warm for sweaters and a tad too cool for shorts! I got my Southern Living Magazine too and I look from back to front, there is a name for that:) can't think of what it is right now. Your door and porch are just beautiful. I so adore the plant and bowl from my sweet Sister. She loves to give to others, I swear that is why she has gotten so much given to her after the flood. Anywho, can't wait to see what my prize is:) hehe Love you and I am off to pick up Nanny to pick out her new floors. Almost ready to paint... yippppeeeee.

Tracychele @ The Week-Ender said...

So funny, I read back to front, too! I love the gifts from Nanny! She is ohh so sweet. I enjoy quiet time, too, when the rare occasion comes that I get some. I have tried creamer at holidays and have not found one yet that I like. I am simple...French Vanilla. It still lets me taste the coffee I am drinking. I am not sure about the glass, but I thought of SeaGlass? Pretty, whatever it is. Have a fabulous Friday!!

suzanne said...

Ummm, I thought I told u it was a pothos and easy to care for. But I guess u only believe southern living! Ha! Olive pioneer woman. I want her new cookbook. Yes that BLUE dish is very pretty from sweet barb!! Ha again! Well I've given you enough trouble. LYLAS TGIF!

wendy said...

I used to always get Country Living Magazine.
Vanilla Spiced Rum --are you kidding, that sounds amazing. I'll have to try it.
I love your front door, very glamorous.
I too have a hard time keeping plants alive. NO green thumb for me.
and the sounds of fall -------ahhhhh

Katie said...

Kelly ~ So glad you are enjoying the Fall. I love"quiet times" during my day (usually when Z is asleep!) just listening to everything around me. It's nice to be alone with my thoughts.

Z was big into ducks even before Reese was born, but now they have even more significance!

billypandnikkysmom said...

Kelly, that glass is called depression glass, it was cheaper to make it that way & just so happened that it was popular during the depression I have a few pieces too. i have a "bucket" that you would get at the movies filled with popcorn & a roosting hen, she’s pink color a cute little candy dish. It belonged to my nana; I have some really pretty milk glass too, that belonged to my hubbys' grandma.