Hi Folks ~ I hope you all are having an enjoyable day wherever you are. It is hard to believe the holidays are coming so quickly. Have fun making plans and decorating, etc.
This past week or so has been busy for me. My sis-in-law Sue, took me to a beauty store to check out Bare Essentials make up as I have been having a problem with adult acne. Sue has used the BE make up for years. (I never had a problem with acne until after menopause, and it’s been worse since losing my Dear Husband. Stress and heat being big triggers.) Anyway, I had a nice young lady try some things on me and I ended up leaving there looking so much better and happier than when I went in. Also bought some items too. It has made a difference in how I feel when I go out. I watched some you tube videos too after I bought the Bye, Bye Redness by IT. That cream is really amazing I can tell you first hand. (I may do a post about this, before and after, but that remains to be seen). I never had to wear make up, only had a blemish once a month, so wearing make up is new to me. Sue and I had a good time, then we went out to lunch to Macaroni Grill, an Italian restaurant that has delicious food.
Next, I had the ladies group that I am part of and on the staff, ‘Bon Amis’ which means good friends in French, luncheon/meeting on Tues. In November we are having a Thanksgiving potluck/meeting. Christmas we will be having a Christmas Tea. Our group of ladies supports Grandma’s Place by donating supplies and or $. We are going to be supporting a group that takes dogs from animal shelters, gives them to prisoners to be trained as helper dogs, which are then given to military Vets. I’ll tell you more about this organization as I find out about it. This past luncheon we had a 6 year breast cancer survivor speak to us, as it is breast cancer awareness month. We eat, of course, have a devotional, some uplifting readings, a game or two, pray and just have a good time together.
BSF Bible study was this past Wed. morning. Wed. evening I had a young man from church come fix my vents that let the a.c. air blow on you. He bi-passed a connection that was stuck so that just the defrost blower was working. Now I no longer have the defrost air, but I can carry a roll of paper towels with me for wiping windshield when needed, which hasn’t been very often down here. I now have a.c. blowing on me again while I drive and that’s more important.
Thurs and Fri I puttered around here, started and finished a heart for this young man and his wife, who just celebrated their first anniversary this month. I’m all for love and romance, so created this for them. It has seed beads, bugle beads and three fresh water pearls, plus the little silver hearts and silk ribbon roses.
We had a very nice, heavy rain yesterday that lasted a good while so everything got a good watering. It isn’t any cooler this morning though, it is still very warm and humid out. A.C. feels great.
Here are some flower pictures for you. I know a LOT of you are putting your gardens to sleep, mine never sleep.
The first is ‘Cat’s Whiskers’.
This is ‘Dotted Horsemint’, a newbie I bought in the spring.
And this is one I just love, a new addition to my cottage gardens. It is ‘Ruby Hibiscus’ or ‘October Rose’ (Hibiscus Radiatus). The flowers are lovely and last just a day. This plant must be 10 ft. tall. I need to cut it back for more blooms.
Next are a couple or roses.
‘Louis Philippe’ or the ‘Florida Cracker’ rose.
Climbing ‘Maman Cochet’. This rose has a lovely scent that fills the air.
Here are the latest photos of Miss Rosie. I’m pretty sure she’s a she.
These first photos were taken yesterday morning. She was rolling all around my feet and ankles so that I couldn’t get a decent clear picture of her. I noticed that she has chocolate whiskers, never had a cat with those before. You can see a bit of the white hairs that she has. They are under her front arms and there’s a bit on her tummy as well. Oh yea, the best part is she let me pick her up and I kissed her on top of her sweet little head.
This was taken this morning from inside. I don’t think she could see me, but she might have sensed me looking at her. I zoomed in on her. She’s sitting on the bench in the secret garden.
Well, I need to get up and do some more ‘home-caring’ chores. I looked up FlyLady again this morning for inspiration. Since losing my dear husband, I just don’t have much motivation to keep up with things. It is very discouraging to say the least.
I took some photos of my craft space and will show before and after’s in a later post.
I hope to be participating in an indoor flea market during the next few months. It is close to home. I will go through things here and see what I really can part with and make some $ while I’m at it. Hopefully.
That’s it for now.
Be thankful each and every day for all that God has blessed you with.
~ Happy Fall ~
I had to come back because I forgot to post this link to a cute video.