Saturday, November 28, 2009

Out With The Pumpkins and In With The Snowmen!

At least I waited two days to start decorating! It's crazy that Christmas decorations in stores were out the day after Halloween! Our local jeweler had their snowflake lights up at the same time! Give us a break!

I don't know about you, but I have a system. I decorate one room at a time (that's how I store the decorations - is that anal enough for you?) - and as I empty the contents of one box, I put all the stuff that was already in the room...into the box. I have to do it this way because I will forget where I put anything and everything!

We would always use decorations in excess for the kids as they were growing up. Well, the youngest is almost 17, so I guess I can hold back on the school made decorations from grades 1-6. (I still put up at least one ornament from each that they made in school!) I'm also a saver...I just can't let the homemade decs go!

If I had my act together I would take some pictures and include them for you to see. Oh well, another post. The planets must be aligned for me to get my act together.

Well, the living room is done! Now it's time for an eight hour break. If I'm lucky, and I get started at the crack of dawn, I just might get a room or two done by sundown tomorrow!

Happy decorating! If you are not decorating, just dust and's a great feeling to know that the bugs are all in one place - the Orek bag!

Check back soon and I'll let you know what I'm doing with all the leftover pumpkins!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Six Word Saturday


Today is Six Word Saturday! Click on the logo if you want to play. While you are at Show My Face, stay a while. It's a great read! Happy Saturday!


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Happy 50th Birthday!

Please come on over to bizzy, my other blog, to join in wishing my good friend a Happy 50th Birthday!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sundays in My City #7

Unknown Mami

Have you heard of Unknown Mami? She has a delightful blog where she shares photos of her city on Sundays. She invites the rest of us to link up with her and share some of our own city's photos. Click on the logo to visit Sundays in My City!

I live in St. Louis, Missouri. Welcome to my city!

The above picture is of the Meremac River - sometime between fall and winter.

We have a wonderful state park near us called Castlewood. We go there for hikes, walking the dog, taking pictures, birthday parties, and just enjoying nature. I'd like to share a few photos with you taken by Ed, the 18 year old in the family!

You can almost see Ed's beau between the trunks of the tree!

A fallen tree branch near the banks of the river.

Our pine trees hold their own and provide green during the winter. Here is one growing next to a tree that has lost its leaves.

Lucky for Ed; she has an eye for a good picture! I shoot, and hope for the best!

Hope you enjoyed our park! Have a wonderful week!