Before I ramble on, please pop over to Notes from the Frugal Trenches and think about whether or not you could help with leggings and sweaters for babies this Christmas. Make, buy - whatever. And a toy too. How simple is that. And what a difference we could all make. Little steps, people, but together, giant strides.
So, what have you all been up to this weekend? It was lovely weather yesterday morning, so my stick and I poddled off along the road to the next village with my camera, to take more photos of the trees in their Autumnal Glory. Beautiful. And a great deal colder than I thought when I set off. By the time I got home, I was all red and blotchy in a highly attractive fashion from the cold. It took some time to thaw.
(The little cradle is finished. The stickers are the room decor type which you can remove and change. But they looked cute. I hope Missy likes playing with it when she comes to visit her Moregranny.)
Back to yesterday.....
And then I went to look at the garden, and 3 hours later crawled back inside. Hacking, heaving, filling bags of leaves, emptying growbags, yanking. Did I overdo it? What do you think? So I washed my hands, surveyed the wrecked nail varnish ( I didn't pause to look for the gardening gloves) and retired to the couch where I fell asleep for the rest of the afternoon and evening. Waking now and then to crochet a stitch or two.
The curtains. In place. And you know what - I am really happy they are up. Until a few weeks ago, our garden has been completely private, and I have never bothered with curtains, because I love light, and don't like closed curtains. Actually - I love the illusion of space, I think. I never draw the curtains in my bedroom either. Yes, I know about losing heat, but I LIKE open spaces and light etc etc etc! The yellow dangly things are for summer - to keep the flies out. I just pull it over the open door and wildlife thinks twice before attempting entry. I have to say that the kitchen is warmer with the curtains up and closed in the evenings. So it is all good.
I forgot to mention that a parcel arrived at the crack of dawn yesterday. Well, I was still in bed, and we will not discuss the fact that it was 9am at this point. Anyway, I managed to get to the front door. My friend, Cheryl had been to the States to visit her sister, and she brought home some bits for me. Just look at it all!! I am eating peanut butter M&Ms as I speak. Divine. And I had never seen the Southern Living magazine so many of you talk about, so that was lovely too. Sigh. Such a surprise, and such fun!
That is all for now, my friends. Enjoy your Sunday, wherever you may be!