It's been a busy week or two and good. It surprises me that we are now well into October. A beautiful season but too short!
But there are still plenty of sunny days!
So, a quick look at life in my neck of the woods, not in chronological order! It included...
A trip to Southern Exposure with my friend Kate to make an autumn door arrangement. As you may well know, this is one of my favorite places in all the world, and it was good to be back.
I'll have a full post on this soon!
And at home, I've been trying to get my garden in order. Back earlier this summer, I painted what was left of the ladder I ran over with the car a couple of yeas ago and it's home for some of my plants. When I saw Jann's arrangement with all her pumpkins and such, I though "I need to borrow that idea!" I expect another few pumps will be on this one before the end of the season!
I got my mask fitted for my radiation which started on October 9. So far, so good. The only disappointment is that the radiation goes till Nov 3 so I won't be able to jazz it up for Halloween. I had plans, too.
Rick and I attended a Great Gatsby gala that our Friends of Theatre group co-hosted at one of Lansing's oldest homes. It was the perfect setting. We didn't have to come in costume but I made an attempt! (I'll have a little more on this soon, too!)
The evening was loads of fun with a Charleston demo and mini-lesson, scenes from the upcoming play, live period jazz and food and wine.
We celebrated Kevin and Molly's birthdays a bit belatedly but with great joy. Of course, one of our most fun parts of the weekend was spending time with the Baby Grand.
So is Rick!
I've been doing a lot of research into my family history project and my book is coming. along slow but sure. Definitely not ready for Christmas! (My favorite discovery so far: Stephen Colbert, one of my favorites, is my cousin. Distant cousin -- but we share the same seventh great grandfather!) A little baking, a little reading (do check out "Broken for You" by Stephanie Kallos. A little miracle of a book).
And a lot of decorating! More to come!
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