Saturday, November 10, 2007

Suddenly Autumn

Thank you all for your kind words, prayers and concern as I have grieved over my sister Anne. Your support has been a huge comfort.

While my husband and I were in Detroit for my sister's funeral, Autumn arrived in Misssouri. For real. We came home to find that the large maple in our backyard had shed itself all over the grass. Leaves had blown and collected against the chain link fence.
Today was the first day of Deer Season (rifle) so Hubby and Son woke early to go shoot Bambi while the girls and I hung out at home. Rebecca gladly posed for a photo (above) while Victoria did everything in her power to avoid my lens and succeeded. Our guys came home empty handed while a friend they were hunting with got an 8 point buck. Tomorrow is another early day as the men head out to try again. Today I did laundry and supervised kids playing outside, but tomorrow I hope to do some art-ing or mix up cookie dough. Maybe both. I had hoped to take part in a holiday open house next weekend, but have nothing to show for it. I have some Thanksgiving rubber stamps and vintage place cards I need to post on ebay too before it's too late. *sigh* What keeps me going these days is drinking pots of tea. Celestial Seasonings "India Spiced Chai" with milk and sweetener. The essence of Autumn and a comforting drink!

7 comments:

Donna said...

What a beautiful baby!!! Hoping the days and weeks ahead brings you happiness sweetie....

red tin heart said...

i agree, beautiful baby. and i love spiced chai too. i hope the days will bring peace to you. xoxo nita

Linda said...

Sounds like a glorious day! I'm back and will write more later. It was fantabulous!

Useful Books (for putting things in) said...

Hey, Nathalie. Thanks for the input on the coffee pages. I think they're my favorite of any backgrounds I've done so far. I started with instant coffee made regular strength and ended up with TRIPLE strength stuff before I was happy with the results. I was trying to duplicate the treatment in the most recent Somerset Workshop. Not at all subtle! I really am happy with the results.

Thanks also for tagging me on your blog! I've been crazy busy lately (the downhill slide to Christmas has started!) but am going to make a point to post my seven odd things this week. I'm so very ordinary, though. It'll be a challenge!

Cindy

Musing of a Patched Heart said...

Oh Nathalie...I can't imagine what you are going through but I do know that you serve a God who sees and knows your circumstances intimately! I pray for your family and what may lie ahead for you that God's strength would be your comfort, and His love a healing balm during this tragedy. My heart aches for you sister in Christ.
Heather W.
www.thepatchworkheart.com

Linda said...

Thinking about you today!

Laura said...

Just wanted you to know I am thinking about you........sending wishes for calm and peace for you and your family.