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Simple Splendor

Hello to you! How are things in your neck of the woods? Are you enjoying autumn or has it already passed you by?
Fall is such a pretty season, full of such simple splendor, that it’s too bad that it doesn’t last longer, don’t you think? Sometimes, I can hardly believe how awe-inspiring nature can be. There are moments when I look around and I’ll notice something that seems especially beautiful. Often it has to do with the way the light is falling…glimmers of a setting sun shining though the clouds…or the sun’s rays softly illuminating the trees, sending sparkly bits of light through the leaves as they flutter in the breeze. I know it sounds kind of weird, but sometimes I have moments where I’m so overcome by God’s creation that it almost makes me cry 🙂

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Hi everyone! Since I’m feeling rather unfocused lately, today’s post is going to be one of complete randomness…cats, flowers, snow, a dream about my hair…let’s see, what else is there?
Let’s start with these photos. You know how I basically only show you two rooms in my house, the living room and the dining room? Surprise, the first topic is a continuation on that theme. I bought some pretty purple flowers, left them in the sink for about a day while I wondered what to do with them and eventually decided to stuff them in a woven bag that’s in the living room. See, right up there? Before too long this plan went all awry when the cats took notice of this new outdoorsy change and things ended up on this order…
Miss Maisy is very mischievous. Did I ever tell you that one day she managed to get up on top of my kitchen cabinets? You know, like eight feet high. Yeah, that was a surprise.
So anyway, it snowed yesterday. I’m not talking about a little bit either, so much that we had to get out the snow blower. As if that all that snow wasn’t bad enough, I was looking at some photos from last year and saw this…
I took this picture one year ago on April 4th! When I look at all the shots from that day, I can see that my daylillies are about a foot tall. There’s practically a tear coming out of my eye as I think about it. Can you all band together and pray that some warmer weather comes my way…and that I don’t go crazy before it gets here?Speaking of crazy, I have to tell you about a dream that I had recently. Oh my goodness, it was awful. Last week, after I went and got my hair colored and cut, I had a dream that my hair-do lady, Sarah, gave me a look reminiscent the 1980’s! Think mall bangs, perms and lots of layers. I remember looking in the mirror, holding up the hair on the top of my head and seeing that it was only a few inches long. I was horrified and she was smiling. It would’ve been funny to have a photo of me from the 80’s right here, wouldn’t it? No. It wouldn’t. FYI, I love Sarah…I have no idea why I dreamt this.

Anyway, my subconscious more than made up for that nightmare when a few days later, after I stayed up late and watched Criminal Minds, I had a dream that Shemar Moore was my boyfriend 🙂



Well okay, on that note, I think that’s all I’ve got.
Hope you have a super weekend!



Pink Posies


Hello people! What’s new with you? I’ve been busy with this, that and the other…no big happenings, but always on the go. You know what I mean?
When I was out and about last week, I picked up a few more pink tulips. I’m not sure of the variety, but I loved that they were petite and ruffled…a little different than the ones I usually see. I applied a texture to these photos since I didn’t really love the way they turned out. I’m not sure if it helped, but sometimes you just have to work with what you got, ya know?!


Speaking of working with what you’ve got, I’ve been cleaning and purging and arranging my kitchen.I figured I’d paint it and maybe brighten it up a little. I’m also hoping that the Mister will finally see the light and paint the cabinets for me. He likes that look too, but knows that if we paint all the woodwork in that room it would be a big domino effect and we’d have to continue on with everything else…on that level of our house anyway.
All in all, it would be lots of work. I’m thinking it might just be easier to move…to someplace warm would be even better 😉


Well, I have to run to the store before my kids get home…just thought I’d say hello. Hope you’re having a wonderful week!
Chat later…