Hello Lovely Friends! ♥
As I type this post I am cozy warm in my home office. It's raining today so it's a bit gloomy and I have little pumpkin lights strung over the window. It's giving the room a warm orange glow that I am really enjoying. In case you hadn't figured it out already, I am a lighting person. I love twinkle lights and little lamps and mood lighting. Anything resembling candle light (or actual candle light) I'm here for. I detest bright lighting and I recently saw on YouTube that you can actually paint your lightbulbs to create a softer glow. Whose doing this? Have you ever heard of such a thing? I hadn't but you better believe I'm going to try it : )
This weekend I took an hour to myself and pulled out all of my warm sweaters and pajamas and socks. I fluffed them all up and brought them to the front of my drawers. I folded and put away anything resembling summer until next year. It's cozy time now. Sweater weather has arrived. I put an extra blanket on the bed and made a mental note that it's time for me to get new slippers. Holiday ones perhaps. I like to get mine at the Hallmark Store. They have so many cute ones. And I live in slippers. Cardigans and slippers.
Two of my favorite things ♥
These colors make me so happy : )
I just made myself a steaming cup of Earl Gray Tea. You all know how much of a coffee girl I am, but in the afternoons and evenings I do love a hot cup of tea. Especially this time of year. Lately I've been obsessed with it. I love all kinds of tea but my favorite is Earl Gray. I like it with milk and sugar or a little bit of honey. So good. There is one pumpkin muffin left and I'm saving it for Rob so I just grabbed two biscottis from the panty to dunk in my tea. I'm also a dunker. I live on the edge :)
Thank you so much to everyone that reached out to me about my mom. She's doing ok. She has a nurse, physical therapist, and occupational therapist. It was slow getting started, but now they come here to the house a few times a week (each!). She's being well looked after, that's for sure. It's definitely a slow process but she's improving. I'm just glad she's home and is able to recover and be comfortable in her own house with all of us around her. Yesterday I brought out the storage bin with all her Halloween decorations. She pointed to where she wanted the stuff to go and I put it there. It was fun and really make all of us feel good and festive. Things like that are really important.
I think so anyway. She does too.
Isn't this cute? She painted it a long time ago : )
And that's where I am today friends. I just finished working for the day and it's almost time to start dinner. I'm roasting chicken thighs and potatoes tonight which will make the kitchen smell like heaven. Last time I made this it was a big hit so hopefully this time it comes out just as good! : )
**update - this was last night and it came out YUMMY!**
I'm going to finish my tea first and see what's on QVC. I love QVC btw! I've been watching it for years. For some reason it's a comfort to me. My favorites are the cooking shows (I love David : ). I get the best gift ideas from watching the hosts and I find it just plain entertaining. I can remember my mother and I watching Joan Rivers Jewelry I was a teenager. In fact I still have some of the jewelry, which is quite pretty. I just came across it when I cleaned out my jewelry box last month. I'm keeping it all for sentimental reasons ♥
Have a wonderful Tuesday, friends! Wednesday I'm going with Rob to a doctors appointment and I'm hoping to get a breakfast (or at least a coffee : ) out of it. Haha! And then on Friday John is going with his friends to a Haunted House. That should be interesting! Me personally, I hate haunted houses! I get freaked out in the parking lot! Lol : )