Sunday Sayings . . .

Thou don't have a soul.  You are a soul.  You have a body.:

Something I remind myself of every day.:

My daughter has a fever today so it's been pretty low key around here.  Just stuck a roast beef in the oven so I thought I'd pop on the computer to post a belated "Sunday Saying" and ended up posting two again.  I hope you're having a beautiful Sunday!!  : )

~ Wendy

P.S.  Tonight is the BIG night for all of us Walking Dead fans!!!!!  I bought the fixin's for our favorite chips and dip and we'll be turning off the phone at 8:59.  : )  I'm feeling excited and sick to my stomach all at once.  If you're a fan then you know why!!!!  : (


An Afternoon at Jones' Farm . . .

Last week we had a couple of days off from school so we called two of our favorite people, Ophie and Cybele from the "old" neighborhood and invited them up for our annual autumnal visit to Jones' Farm.  It was a beautiful day.  The chickens and roosters and other assorted farm animals were out basking in the sun.  Even Miss Fern, the GINORMOUS pig waddled out of the barn to enjoy the day.  This was only the second time she's been out when we've been there.  She wagged her tail when we spoke to her.  I had no idea pigs did that!!  Lol!!!  We had lunch in their new cafe and then climbed the stairs to the gift shop.  I honestly could go crazy in there but I left with only a small fall wreath for the dining room.  Oh, and apple cider donuts and homemade cookies!!!  My sons would not have been too happy with me if they knew I had been to Jones' Farm and not brought back some baked goodies.  : )

I have a busy weekend ahead.  Tomorrow night my honey and I are attending my cousin's wedding and Saturday I'll be donating my time to Hi Tor, our local animal shelter, to take photos of dogs in their Halloween costumes as part of a fundraiser for them.  I can't tell you how much I love to photograph these events!!!  : )

I know it's a day early but happy and safe weekend everyone!!  ~ Wendy 

P.S.  I forgot to mention that The Walking Dead returns on Sunday night!!!!!!!  I'm excited and scared all at the same time.  If you're a fan of the show you'll understand why!!!  Am I right Mrs. Sage and Spirit???
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Inside . . .

I had more to share but for some reason my computer suddenly won't download my latest photos off of my camera.  I've mixed some old decorations with some new ones.  The ceramic pumpkins above were made by my mother in law who was my first husband's mother.  She unfortunately passed away a couple of years after John.  I know she would've made one for Megan if she was still alive.  She passed a few months before Megan was born but lived long enough for us to tell her we were having a girl.  She always wanted a granddaughter and, even though Megan wouldn't have been her blood granddaughter, I know she would've embraced her the same way my father in law has ever since the day she was born.  Amazing grace.  : )

~ Wendy


Sunday Sayings . . .

#Kindness raises the vibration of the entire universe!:

I've been noticing more and more little random acts of kindness here in my town.  I think people are just so tired of hearing about all of the bad in this world that they're making a conscious effort to create more good.  If we could all commit to one random act of kindness a day and telling them to pay it forward just think how quickly the vibration of this Universe will raise up.  Think globally, act locally.  It's not too late to change the world.

Many blessings to you ~ Wendy


{These Moments} of Outside Decorating . . .

It's been a strange week to me.  I've felt very low key and low energy these last couple of mornings.  I've even napped on the couch before noon a couple of times.  Not like me.  Thankfully I'm a little more energized in the afternoon.  Yesterday I added some decorations to the outside of our house.  I'm the type of decorator that usually takes a couple of weeks before I'm done.  I change things around.  I add things that I find along the way.  When the holiday is here, I'm usually finished.  Then it's time to take it all down and start decorating for the next holiday.

This is the front porch so far . . . 


The squash is from our garden.  The blue pumpkin is a tradition that I started with myself years ago.  I have to have a blue pumpkin every year.  I think they're absolutely beautiful!!

I found this giant plastic pumpkin in Target last week.  It was only $6.00!!!

This little guy was chattering away while I was taking these photos.  I actually think he was cursing me out for interrupting his nut gathering.  : )

Mr. Bigglesworth looking out the front door and waiting for me to let him out.

Another Target find.  I have it sitting on a wicker chair on the front porch.
This year I've used mostly things that I already had and just filled in with other little purchases.  I like to keep things simple.  Next I'll show you the inside of the house.  I have to say, it's so much fun having a mantle to decorate now!!

I also have to mention something that's been bringing me down a bit.  The death toll in Haiti is now up over 800 and expected to climb higher.  Many of those people are still living in make-shift homes from when they were devastated by the earthquake several years ago.  I do not know how much one country can endure.  My heart is broken for them.  My thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Haiti and the people here in the U.S. that are being pummeled by Hurricane Matthew as I type this.  It's another day in paradise here for us in New York.  I thank God every day for my blessings.  I know first hand how things can change on a dime.  It's nice to be able to decorate and make things look pretty for your home but it's your family, friends and health that matter the most. 

Have a happy and healthy weekend everybody ~ Wendy