Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Fall Fever


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.

11 comments:

Chris & Esther Hilling said...

Sherilyn,
Thanks for the view of the toilet ... I really wanted to see that!
Your loving brother in law, Chris

Anita D said...

I loved seeing pictures of your Autumn decorations. It has inspired me to pull out my Autumn candles. I'm going to NC next week and will bring back more Autumn decorations. I love your engagement photo. You make a good looking couple.

floridabozonebunch said...

Dear Chris, I am so glad you enjoyed the tour of our bathroom. The good news is that we have three bathrooms in the house. If you keep posted and I continue to fall clean, you will get to see all three. I know you will look forward to that experience.

Patty said...

So glad to see a new post from you. I feel like I could use a good sit down chat with you about now. I was thinking about you loving fall the other day. Our leaves to not look good at all this year because we have had such little rain.
Your house looks great~happy cleaning

Leah said...

Sherilyn, loved the pictures!!! Enjoyed seeing them and look forward to the rest of the house!!

maryellenhuff said...

Love the Fall decor - and your bathroom looks down right sparkly!

Misty said...

The fall decor is very nice. I really like your end tables :-) Karissa is in love with your scarecrow in the chair! When you are done deep cleaning your house and you still have the cleaning itch, come on over, I can put you to work! LOL I haven't found that itch or the energy yet :-)

H.O.P.E. said...

Sure enjoyed your fall decorations. Especially liked your engagement pic that is really nice. If you would like to see more fall come on over to my 360, Ruth loves fall also, so I sent her a video of pics that are fall. Enjoyed looking at your CLEAN BATHROOM it is good to know that people do care about cleanliness. Thanks for sharing.

Making Memories 1999 said...

GREAT engagement picture!! You know, you can always "scratch" that fall itch by coming to IL and seeing it first hand!! :-)

I really like your fall deco pictures!! Great job!! And your bath! Happy housecleaning!!

Thanks so much for your great note on my blog!! Don't you think our daughters ought to get together and enjoy some of that heavenly ham sometime?! Thanks for bringing a big smile to my face!! Memories . . . I love 'em!! Have a WONDER-filled day!!

kayla said...

Send some of that fall fever across the canal. Pictures of my house right now would only depress the masses who visit my blog.

Ronda said...

I enjoyed seeing your fall decorating...very nice! I absolutely love your beautiful bathroom...The garden tub and curtains are so pretty! You have inspired me to start my fall deep-cleaning!(smile)In answer to your comment...I do remember our brothers trying to get us to play ball...I remember after finally getting a base hit (I'm sure this was fairly rare!)...I took off only to fall flat on my face because I had a long,straight skirt on! So humbling! Hope you are having a great week!