Monday, October 24, 2011

Autumn is here in all its Glory!

Hi all.  Autumn is here with its crisp air, the smell of marshmallows roasting on fire, apple cider, caramel apples, cozying up to the fireplace and of course all the beautiful trees in their spectacular colors!  I feel so alive in the fall, I don't know what it is about it that wakes me up from my summer slumber.  I am hopeful again and happy.  My situation hasn't changed much.  There is one bright spot.....I got a part-time job working from home.  It's not too many hours but I am not complaining at all, it is income coming in and that is ALWAYS a good thing, especially these days with the economy the way it is.  I'm banking on God to find a solution to our woes since he is the only one who can provide my family with the miracle it needs.  I give him all my praise and thanks!

My new hobby, quilting, is sorta taking over and I've neglected my soaping.  Fact is though that I am out of a few supplies and just can't afford them right now but soon, hopefully, I'll get back into my soaping groove.  Until then I am a quilting loony.  I'm constantly thinking of who I can make one for, and what kind of design they might like, or colors and what fabrics, size, etc.  It is quite maddening sometimes.  I've got 3 projects going on at the same time right now.  I'm making a super cute lap quilt for my sister Maria which I will post here as soon as I finish it.  And also one for my hubby which I really like.  Thank goodness for my hobbies, they keep me grounded and sane. :-)

Gonna share a few pics with you.  The first one is my husband who turned the big 5 0 in August.  I can hardly believe it!!  I'm not there yet but will be soon.  The other pics are of a beautiful fall night where my husband, son and myself went into our backyard and burned bunches of personal docs and papers.  And took the opportunity to roast marshmallows too of course....YUM.  Hope to post again the meantime, happy autumn everyone!