Monday, October 24, 2016


And on it goes.  I have decided not to be so hard on myself with my cleaning schedule.  Since I have been sick for such a long time, I have let the house go so now it is difficult to get everything done.  But I am getting a little done at a time and everything I do is that much less I have to do later.  I am doing my best to not let it get messed up again, although the table by the front door is hopeless since that is where the mail gets dumped every day.

Today I worked very hard on a big pile that I had dumped next to the sofa.  I cleaned and moved things around, threw things out and rearranged.  Now I think it looks very nice.  See for yourself.

It took me all day, but now I can move on to other things and I feel such a sense of accomplishment.  I think after Bible study tomorrow I will work on the yard.  I will be careful not to hurt my back, but I will get things done.  My goal is to have the entire first floor and yard done by Christmas. It's good to have a goal.

Here's the run down on another Fall Harvest movie:  "Love on a Limb" (2016).  When the mayor hires a handsome landscaper to cut down a small town’s beloved oak tree, Aimie takes it upon herself to try and save it – by chaining herself to it. As the landscaper attempts to wait her out, the two find that the tree brings them more than they could’ve imagined in life and love. Stars Ashley Williams, Trevor Donovan and Marilu Henner.  I am so enjoying these movies.  And this one wasn't about food!

Well, have to go make dinner.  Hamburgers tonight.  One of my neighbors is cooking and it smells so good that it's making me hungry.  Have a good evening everyone!

Sunrise:  7:21 a.m.
Sunset:  6:07 p.m.
10 hours and 46 minutes of daylight
Temperature:  64*/43* 

Saturday, October 22, 2016


I  looked at the calendar today and realized that there is just one more week of October.  Really?  Where did that time go?  Each day seems to just rush by.  I open my eyes to a lovely new day chock full of possibilities and close my eyes thinking, "Where did the day go?  I got nothing done."

It has gotten much colder here.  We have the heat on and I even got a fire going.  I think the warm temperatures are now gone until next year.

I have tried to get some more fall things out and I will have more to show you this coming week.  But here's what I have for you today.

I cleaned up the stove, put out some sunflowers, and lit my Hot Apple Pie candle.
 The pumpkin slate now has a jack-o-lantern face.

I had a pumpkin muffin for breakfast.  It was the first one I've had this year and it was so good.
 I got some more cleaning done.  Still a lot to do, but at least I am making progress.

Joe bought me some Halloween candy.  So sweet of him.  He got me all my favorites:  Reese's peanut butter cups, Peeps and candy corn.  The peanut butter cups are in the freezer.  It's best to eat them frozen.  At least I think so.

It was a beautiful sunset tonight after a morning of rain and a sunny afternoon.

My back was hurting so I took some pain medication the doctor prescribed and now I am falling asleep.  At least almost all of the pain went away.  So I will end for now.  Hope you all have a great night.  I will see you tomorrow with lots of great pictures of decorations for you.

Sunrise:  7:19 a.m.
Sunset:  6:10 p.m.
10 hours and 51 minutes of daylight
Temperatures:  53*/43*
(my how the temperatures have dropped!)

Friday, October 21, 2016


Don't these ghost pears look so cute?  It looks as if they are covered with white chocolate.  It must be easy to make.

Guess what I did today.  Nothing.  Absolutely nothing.  The most I did was go to Wawa and get lunch for me and Joe.  That was it.  The rest of the time I watched some TV and slept.  For some reason I was really tired.  As I said before every once in awhile I get a day that I just have to take off and I guess today was it.

I had planned a big dinner, but ended up making fried rice instead.  Joe loves my fried rice so he was happy about that.  It must have been good because there's not one grain of rice left.

So since I watched a couple of movies, let me tell you about one of them.  It's called "October Kiss" (2015).
Poppy Summerall (Ashley Williams) is hired near Halloween as a temporary nanny by Ryan Lawson (Sam Jaeger), a widowed, work-obsessed executive. Through a series of adventures, the eternally optimistic Poppy sets out to teach Ryan and his two young children what’s important in life – unconditional love, family and the joy of everyday occurrences.
Cute movie.  I liked it a lot even though it was kind of predictable.

In two weeks the Countdown to Christmas movies start.  I remember the fun I had watching them last year, so I think it will be even more fun this year when I'm not working.  I can have a matinee each day.

As many of you know, my Photo Friday is used to show people the everyday life I have here in Philadelphia.  Things that I take for granted are new scenes to others.  So here's my shot for today.  It's from 2012.  I was stopped at a red light a few blocks from home and saw all the pretty autumn trees.  Fortunately the light was long enough for me to take a shot.  I hope you like it.

It's not so pretty this year.  Such a hot summer and fall has left the trees still mostly green.

So on to bed.  I will talk to you all tomorrow.


Sunrise:  7:18 a.m.
Sunset:  6:11 p.m.
10 hours and 53 minutes of daylight
Temperature:  79*/57*