Sunday, October 22, 2006

I am alive. It’s the weekend. Don and I are both getting a much needed break. We just completed the most hectic and tiring 3 weeks of work ever. Our Lansing Hangar has been sold so my job should get to a new level of normal. Don’s work just went through a maintenance outage –now complete. So we’re both at home together.

Enough about work. Here is a photo from my covered porch about 10 days ago. Incredibly peaceful. To sit on a porch swing and look out is the best feeling.


We cleaned the house together today, got the errands ran, walked Ransom 2 miles, and even squeezed in an hour nap. I am fighting a cold. Ever since I was a little girl… put me under pressure and I’m going to catch something. Every semester during finals, a new job, a new challenge…I guess my defenses wear down and I get socked with kooties. I am just refusing to give in. I can be sick during the week…but never on a weekend.

Look at my witch Don helped me build to day. I saw one in Country Home magazine and decided the porch needed one. She’s a hip one--- complete with a spider tattoo.

I baked a pecan pie after supper. The 42 buggy barn hearts are complete I’m about to go square them up and start piecing them together.

It’s definitely a great weekend.

Gratitudes:
1. Spaghetti for lunch
2. Broken in tennis shoes
3. Day-quil to ease the pain of a cold.

18 comments:

Fiona said...

Nice to see you 'back' - I guessed your job had taken over. The pumpkin witch looks great against the background of the trees. Will you share some pics of the buggy barn hearts soon?

Anonymous said...

Great to hear from you...You live in such a nice spot..Love your witch...Hope your life settles down at work and you feel better soon...please show us your buggy barn hearts...Have a great week...Toni

Carol said...

What a wonderful view from your porch...I think I could sit there all day. Love the witch!

Libby said...

Yeah - I'm glad you're back. I hate those colds that come on just when you think you can relax. Love that witch and her tattoo, too. Go relax some more ....

Karen said...

Wow, you're getting so much done; I usually just give in and rest if I have a cold. Pumpkin Witch is wonderful!

anne bebbington said...

I really envy you the peaceful outlook from you porch swing and the witch is great :o)

Susan said...

I love your porch witch! She's so seasonally correct. =) I look forward to seeing your buggy barn hearts, too.

Joanne said...

Glad to see you surface! Your view from your porch looks like my view from my back porch! It is very peaceful! Bill just spent some time today mulching the leaves though.
Love your pumpkin witch -- very clever!

Nancy said...

What a wonderful view you have! It looks so peaceful. :-)

And I LOVE that witch. She would look great on my front step. But isn't likely to live there this year. But maybe next year....

Hope you get feeling better soon. I've had this cold crud for almost a week now and am just now starting to feel almost human. I HATE being sick!

ForestJane said...

Ohh, what a lovely view. Can I come live with you and share your covered porch?

Ama said...

That is a beautiful view. I love the pumpkin witch, I have never seen it before and may have to introduce it to my neck of the woods next year!

Bonnie said...

Your peaceful view is soooooo nice. And your pumpking witch is just the right touch for this time of year.

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Love Love Love your Pumpkin Witch!!! How do you make her stay together????

Judy said...

Sorry the cold is still hangin around, but not stopping you from shopping!! I could plop right out on the deck and sit for a nice long spell!!

Shelina said...

What a nice view from the porch. Looks like a great place to hang out with a cup of hot cider or hot chocolate! This pumpkin witch is adorable too. She could keep you company while you are drinking your hot cider or hot chocolate.

Hedgehog said...

Love your Halloween decorations!

Dawn said...

I LOVE your pumpkin snowman! Way too cute!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Great pumpkin witch! My Little Boy would definately approve of your Halloween decorations! And my Mom - her favorite would be the bunnies, hands down! How fun! Love your heart blocks too...

Cheers!

Evelyn