Tuesday, October 14, 2008

What makes you happy?

Halloween is almost here, which means Thanksgiving is rushing towards us at warp speed. The decorating. The inviting. The baking. The cooking. The family time eagerly awaited. It all makes me so happy, especially the first one and the last one. Oh, the last one. Excuse me while I tear up!

So I've started on the first one. I'm blogging at my chair amid a torn up living room.
The family used to gather at our farm a couple of miles from the above peaceful scene at my friends' dairy, but we sold our place and moved to the city. It was the wise thing to do, but that doesn't mean all six of our hearts won't linger back there with our memories.

For the past ten years we get together at our home in town. The love is the same. Just the memories we make there are different. Not better. Not worse. Just different.

So, in preparation for this Thanksgiving, I'm changing a few things around, redoing, redecorating, revamping. The Zapotec Indian rug on the floor is being hung on the wall, because Thanksgiving also brings the children's dogs who always seem to target that rug for nervous bodily functions. They'll have to start aiming pretty high from now on!

I'll start emptying out the toys in The Toy Room. I doubt I'll get that room completed, but maybe it will be more adult.

The kitchen will be turned into The Cantina. It's almost finished. I just have to talk IT Guy into taking one of the.... Well, I show you soon.

What makes you so happy you could cry?


  1. Hi, Cher, thank you for stopping by my blog on the white pumpkin post. I'm just now getting caught up on those back posts & notice you had stopped by. so nice to meet you & I hope you'll come back often!

  2. Waking up in the morning w/o cotton stuffed up my-----! No, really it's my kids. When I look at my grown children with their children I get totally emotional.

  3. I love Thanksgiving! I'm happy when we LOTS of people gather at home for a holiday. It rarely happens anymore. We live far from family and many are busy around the holidays.
    I've a great new recipe for cooking a Turkey and I'm all ready this year, so anyone want to come for Thanksgiving?
    Ya, I'm not sure I'd trust my cooking either.

  4. Sweet words always get to me. David forwarded these words to me from creative fellow, Brian Andreas:

    "She learned to love him before he thought it was even possible, so he didn't have a chance to hide & mess it up & while it was a little scary at times, mainly he could not even imagine the world without her there."

    Awwww! ~Mindy


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