Friday, October 14, 2011

Ramblings and Decorating

Good Friday morning and I can't begin to tell you how happy I am to see you. I made a whole pot of Pumpkin Spice coffee and need help drinking it. Don't you just love the coffee of the seasons? I have discovered one thing about blogland. For the most part we are coffee drinkers. So many lives have been changed, so many hearts broken, and put back together,  so many blessings shared, and so many problems solved over a simple cup of coffee.  Anyway here through my back door, coffee is a necessity. lol
I am glad you are here this morning and as the title implies I am rambling. Jumping from here to there. The leaves have turned so much since the rain. It is gorgeous outside my window. I took this picture earlier.
Now there are leaves everywhere and the tree outside is almost all yellow. I love the cozy feeling of fall weather, Cool mornings and evenings and warm days.The other evening I turned this on.
I just needed some ambiance and a little heat.
This was a gift from Deb and Michael and it does keep on giving. I can't wait to decorate it for Christmas. Speaking of! I love fall, but I can't wait to get out the Christmas decorations and put up these.
People think I am crazy for even thinking Christmas, but I can't help it. I have been helping my friend Sharon, at the Speckled Hen, get ready for her Christmas open house. Now do you get it?lol
Anyway it will be here soon enough so I best enjoy the now. Do you feel this way? Happy with fall but looking toward Christmas?
One of my favorite things to do is be with my family. I am blessed to have a wonderful,loving family, although we are small. I enjoy laughing together. Yes we cry together too. You know Debs house was in Country Samplers last issue. We were overjoyed with Nancy's article, but there were some tears shed when reading it. She told about how Michael's Dad helped to build it, etc. What the reader didn't know, was that he passed away on Saturday before the shoot on Monday. He was so excited about the shoot, that Michael's siblings along with the rest of the family, decided to go along with it. It was so brave of them to do it with broken hearts. Now, as Paul Harvey would say, you know the rest of the story. I appreciate so much all the wonderful comments you have made on FB, forums etc, about their home. They are very hospitable and you are always welcome there.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend and share it with someone you love. I think because life is short, you should enjoy it and only surround your self with people and things you love. I am so happy you came Through My Back Door where life is good.
PS: You know I told you no one uses my front door. Well I forgot to say this guy does.


  1. Betty ... I feel like I am there with you this morning but I brought along a tea bag or two so I could have tea while you have your coffee : ) I'm sure the coffee is delicious but I've just never been able to get into it. I'm like you ... I enjoy the fall but Christmas is where my heart is : ) I have not seen Deb's home as I do not purchase Country Sampler but I'll have to take a peek at it the next time I'm at the store. How sad that Michael's dad did not live to see the shoot or the magazine article but he knew it was coming & as you said, that made him very happy. Have a good weekend my friend! Blessings, Shirlee

  2. Great post, Betty! I love your curtains and your fireplace looks so warm and cozy....I guess I missed it about CS and you all have my sympathy for your loss....You have a great weekend, I enjoyed the visit!

    Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

  3. Pumpkin spice coffee sounds so good! I just finished decorating for Halloween yesterday. I had tons of fun doing it for the grandkids. I always start decorating for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving, sure am looking forward to it. Have a wonderful weekend!


  4. Hi Betty, You know I have never tried pumpkin spice coffee, I am a coffee drinker, its just so relaxing, I am having a cup right now. I loved Deb's house in country sampler. Speaking of christmas, I am trying to finish those last minute items for the girls open house on Nov. 5th, they have to be delivered by the end of next week so they can decorate. I have enjoyed my visit this morning, take care, Hugs Vicky

  5. Good evening Betty! Bring it on~ the coffee that is! LOL! I LOVE pumpkin spice, I will have some with you! Coffee is a necessity to my day!
    I LOVED seeing Debs' home in CS, it's beautiful, and I love Sandys' as well. I do like fall, and I like Christmas, I just don't like the cold!
    I will be finishing cutting perennials down and planting bulbs! I hope that you and Dasko have a good weekend!

  6. I bet your lovely home is all sorts of warm and cheery at Christmas - I love Christmas too, but will not dream of it yet - our "cold" season is too long and too cold, so I'm still embracing fall and still decorating for Halloween. Still haven't tracked down a copy of CS - guess I'll end up ordering it on line. So sad about Michael's father not being able to see the shoot - but I'm sure he was there in spirit. How wonderful that they chose to go on. Wishing you a blessing-filled weekend. Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  7. Hi Betty! I'm enjoying the Fall, too, but I'm not even thinking about Christmas yet! It will be here too soon! I love decorating for Christmas, too and when the time comes I'll be excited about it. I am not ready for the snow and cold at all! Enjoy your weekend, my friend!

  8. Betty, I love your blog, and I, like you am enjoying Fall and thinking about Christmas.


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