Friday, October 25, 2013

It's Fall You All

Good morning and welcome Through My Back Door. The mood is more subdued here than usual, but my boy is still hanging in. I am so appreciative of your e-mails and pm's about thinking of me and prayers being said. This is such a hard time, but I am trying very hard to "Smile because it happened and not cry because it is over." I think that is Dr. Seuss. Anyway he is hanging in and still won't eat. This morning he has kept his first round of meds down. That is good, because most times he doesn't. Anyway I decided we need a happy post, so I am sharing some of my fall and some fall reading. The seasons make me want to read certain books. I am a Gladys Taber fan and in the fall re-read her books. They are so homey and you feel you are sitting in her living room drinking coffee, tea, hot chocolate, etc. which reminds me, my manners are slipping. Help yourself to a cup of DD. Yes, please use the redware cups, they scream fall. Anyway this is the one I am reading now.
I had started Stillmeadow Road and Carol reminded me it was the one in which Jill died and I couldn't take it right now. I need Happy!!!!!! Speaking of my friend Carol. If I could have one wish I would wish for, and maybe you do, that everyone of you have a friend like her. She has spent 2 days with me this week. She lost her own 2 dogs this year, and knows my pain. We have been through a lot as friends over the last 25 years and I thank God for her.
Susan Branch books make you smile before you turn a page! Talk about happy. I love this one and it holds a special memory. I found this on Bar Harbor, Me. So it brings me lots of joy. I love her Christmas books too. I enjoy having books out for holidays and seasons. Do you?
I display Tasha Tudor books all seasons. I need to say no more, as we all love her books and her illustrations. I have a print above my sink, and Carol has the same one in her kitchen.
Last but not least is the Gooseberry Autumn cook book. I love the recipes in these cookbooks because they are relatively simple. The cover is so pretty too. Like most of you I have several of these cookbooks and enjoy them.
Here are just a few fall groupings around the house.

The weather is so fall today the heat is on as we speak. Warm and cozy it is and in spite of the sadness it is a happy home and we are always happy to have you come Through My Back Door where life is good.
PS: I will give an update about Dasko later. As I said he is deteriorating, but I haven't left him since I brought him home. He was so scared and would search for me when I went into another room. Some day, for my new followers, I will repost how I came to get him. You see God sent him to me.
PSS: I want to share some more vacation pix and will later, as I want you all to see my happy Amanda winning the hula hoop contest.
PSSS: Judy, in Nebraska, thank you so much for the e-mail yesterday. It touched me.
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  1. Good morning, Betty! Love your books and Fall pics. You and Dasko are always on my mind and in my heart. Cindy and I plan to come up on Nov. 2nd. Hope to see you then.

  2. Hi Betty,
    You and your little man are in my thoughts and prayers..Thank you for the wonderful comment on my post...Take care and God Bless..
    Prim hugs,

  3. I have been thinking of you Betty. You are such a strong woman and I admire you with all your positive energy in all that you have been thru. BIG HUGS to you!!

  4. Love your fall books/decorating.... your home always looks so inviting. Hugs to you and a big, gentle hug for Dasko..... keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. You have been in my thoughts and prayers the last few days. I was happy to see your post this morning!

  6. Silly girl...your manners could never be questioned...we all grabbed our cups of beverage as soon as we 'walked in'! You always have made us more than welcome..we know the drill! :) Just happy to be able to visit with you and Dasko again. We turned the heat on last night for the first time...I was kinda stubborn and was wearing sweaters, but finally realized my nose was a bit too chilly! Sending hugs and lots of good thoughts South for you and your buddy...enjoy your day!


  7. Once again I enjoyed my visit thru your back door, hugs to you and Dasko.

  8. Hi Betty, thoughts and prayers for you and those books, need some of them I think. your home looks amazing decorated for the Fall, comfy cozy, Blessings Francine.

  9. Aww I am so happy to see your post..
    Sending you big hugs xx

  10. God Bless You and Dasko, hugs and prayers, Trisha.

  11. Hugs to you and Dasko my friend! It's so hard the waiting... will things get better... when is it time.. Never easy, extra hug!
    Love the books I have gotten a older fall book last year... BUT I think I am off to ebay to look for pumpkin moonshine! OLM

  12. Love those last 3 cozy pictures!!!
    My Emma kitty followed me around too, and I held her as much as I could...very sad.

  13. Oh Betty, I'm so sorry about Dasko. It broke my heart when my Bugsy died. Please keep encouraged. God can still touch Dasko if its His will. He knows your pain too.

    I pray he comforts both of you.


  14. Oh friend what a inspiration you are.
    I love your home and ya know how I love books too.
    I think we are kindred sisters.
    Giant hugs love and prayers

  15. Love books of all kinds... I am one of those wierd people who will even sit down and read for hours through recipe books. Ilove the Gooseberry,,,the stories with the recipes are great...Praying and thinking of you! Blessings!

  16. Hugs to you and Dasko. It is so hard when a sweet pet is ill. I still miss our Heidi. I can't wait to see the pictures of your trip. Thanks for the good book tips. I love a good book.
    I will keep you and Dasko in my prayers. Hugs, Grammy Lura

  17. Betty -

    Praying for you as you go through this time with Dasko. I am still an avid blog reader of yours...I haven't commented as much because with my newborn I'm just reading blogs on my phone when I'm nursing...I can't figure out how to comment from my phone! I'm sure I'll learn eventually but for now I just have to read and scroll to the next blog post. But wanted to let you know I'm thinking about you and praying for you. I know how much you love Dasko and how much he loves you! Looking forward to seeing you guys sometime soon! Sending our Missouri love! Whitney


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