Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Doyle and I had our engagement pictures taken in the fall of '94. I wanted to include this photo in my blog.
Some people get spring fever. I tend to get fall fever--this disease makes me do all sorts of strange things.
This is the time of year when I miss the north very much. All of the memories of my childhood come flooding back into my mind: the beautiful leaves, the hay rides, picking apples, going to the pumpkin patch, and wearing sweaters in fall colors. Well, I am very happy in Florida and I have decided to make the best of it when it comes to enjoying the autumn "southern style." I decorate, add fall colors to my wardrobe, cook up some pumpkin recipes and enjoy my life in the south. A couple of years ago, my aunt Erma pressed leaves that she had gathered on her walks. She sent them to me with a fall care package. It was such a thoughtful thing to do. I still use the leaves in my shadow box end tables every year. It helps bring a little of Kentucky to Florida.
I also take this time to go through my house and deep clean. My family gets a little scared when I do this annual activity because they know how goal oriented I can be. I do try to be flexible. I have decided to post some pictures of my master bath. This is the first room to be tackled by my fever. If I had taken before and after pictures, you might not have seen a difference, but I know that the drawers, closet, curtains and everything from top to bottom got a good wipe. Isn't that appropriate talk after cleaning the bathroom. I hesitated to post pictures like this, but my fellow bloggers seem to enjoy peeking into each others' houses. Posting these pictures will make me accountable to go to the next room and do the same.