Monday, November 18, 2019

Home

After a busy and emotional October it's been great to be home. The first week of October we were in Virginia. I will share about our trip another time.  Then the rest of the month was spent with  Grandma.  It was hard, yet wonderful to see the love shown to her. 

I am drying some flowers from Grandma's funeral.  I have plans to use them in our bedroom.  I have been buying bits and pieces and plan to update the bedroom next year. 
Doubling down on school to do a little catching up. We had been taking it over to to Grandma's but there was so much going on it was hard to get it all done.  
Before the first snow fall Megan helped me with yard work.  Chuck and I were out with a flashlight finishing up the last of the work the night before it snowed.  Finished just in the nick of time!
We had dined out to the point we were sick of it.  It's been nice to have home cooked meals on a regular basis again.
The clean up crew.  We all pitch in each evening to get the job done. 
The cooler temperatures mean Mrs. Red is back in business.  Tonight she provided a chicken soup.  She was washed and left out so she is ready for chili tomorrow. 
The dark evenings and slower pace have left time for reading. 
For the first time in about 3 years I am excited to decorate for Christmas. I can't even explain how happy that makes me!  
 Christmas music has been playing and the decorating has begun.  I'm not happy with the lights on this tree so tomorrow I will take them off and place them again.  This is new for my home this year.  My in-laws no longer wanted this tree and I knew it would be perfect in this spot.  I hope to have it finished tomorrow afternoon.  
It's  been wonderful to be back home caring for my home and family.  Home is a beautiful word!



28 comments:

  1. That was funny that you were out with flashlight raking leaves before the snow the next morning. The tree is pretty. Do you always decorate before Thanksgiving?

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    1. No, this is the first time. I usually wait until the day after Thanksgiving.

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  2. I always wait until the day after Thanksgiving too, but one of my daughters is having her first baby, in Oregon (I'm in NY) so I'm leaving Thanksgiving day to go be with them for a few weeks. Good excuse to decorate early, I think! So sorry for your loss, Grandma was blessed to have you, and you her.
    Della

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  3. Hugs, my friend.
    So happy to hear you are decorating!
    We are too.
    That tree looks perfectly cozy!!
    And I love your red pot!
    What kind is it??

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  4. It is definitely a soup and cozy time of year! I've been busy getting projects done as well outside, and since we've had three snows since September (early even for us), I feel somewhat ahead of the game this year, as right now our snow is all melted. More will be back soon enough, lol! I'm sorry about your Grandma, and thankful to hear that you are back home, and enjoying getting ready for the holidays! Many blessings to you :)

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  5. I love your updates! I just started homeschooling one of my kiddos again! I LOVE being home more to nurture and nourish my family... I did not realize the disservice I was doing to them by not keeping my home... thankful to God for second chances! I'm so glad to see your post this morning!!!!!

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  6. The above comment was from Leanne :-)

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  7. I cannot believe how big that bay is getting, what happened to that little girl? So happy you are back.

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  8. Such a cozy post. Loved reading here, today!

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  9. Dear Wendi,

    I am so glad that you are back posting--I always enjoy your posts. Blessings to you and your family.

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  10. Welcome back. Have been checking in regularly for your posts. Sorry about Grandma. It's hard to lose a loved one. Glad you could spend time with her. That is what is important. I bet your are glad to be getting back to cooking and your home. I am just starting to get excited about Christmas. We don't do a lot but what we do has meaning to us. Take care.

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  11. I'm so sorry about Grandma. I'm glad you are back and feeling excited about decorating this year. Home & family is everything!

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  12. Hugs sweet friend and I am so glad your posting again.
    Cozy at home post and I can not get over how tall Megan is getting. Love the new little tree what a blessing that is for you. Take Care ~ Happy Thanksgiving.

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