Sunday, August 16, 2015

Fall Is Just Around the Corner

Good morning and come on up. Have a cup of coffee and a few chocolate chip cookies. They won't hurt you. I have a book that says calories don't count if you eat standing up. So stand up and eat your cookies then sit down and lets have coffee and chat.It is always good to see you and I love having you visit, you know. I always enjoyed my front porch, but am afraid it is neglected now that we can sit here. I can't wait to decorate this for fall.
However, there is nothing like the view from the front porch when the leaves start to turn, so we may have to have coffee there then. We by the way are having fresh ground Kona. I hope you are enjoying it as much as I am. Have I said I love that grind and brew pot?lol
This is the view we will have in a few weeks, except even better. I love the fall colors. I am nestled in a beautiful valley among about 4 ridges. I have never taken pictures, but I will this fall.
I know you all expected a field trip to Debs and Renda's but life has gotten in the way. When Dodd and Renda wanted me to come I couldn't go. But as soon as I do I will take some pictures. I have been to Debs and forgot my camera and my phone doesn't take good pictures. Besides she has had a lot going on, but I promise we will get there and it will be worth the wait.Deb and I did take Friday and go shopping and out for supper at Olive Garden. Curt and Lindsey had given me a gift card for my birthday, so we used it. What a good time.
I have my other light up and I like them. I also got my floor cloths and I love them, especially the large one, it makes a statement. Cathy Ratliff Richards has My Little House of Primitive Floor Cloth's and she does a fabulous job

I had some help choosing this particular one and I am so glad. I just love it. They are so durable and I just mop the ones I have and go on. NO particular care.
There isn't a lot going on Through My Back door right now. We still have to finish the wall behind the fridge and that will get done. Again I use the term we loosely
This past Friday some friends and I went to Lulu's for lunch. There were 5 of us and we had a good time. They however were a bad influence on me(and I don't need that, heaven knows) but Sandy Merryman, Janet Penn, Dottie Luchsinger and Shirley Dowling talked me into getting Peanutbutter pie. Oh my goodness. Now their story will be different from mine, but it is my blog and I will tell it the way I want too. Well after lunch I met Deb and we went on our way. If you are going to be in Powell go to Lulu's for lunch. The food is superb and Dena and her staff are just wonderful.
Yesterday Debbie and Michael invited me to go to ESAU Antique Vendors to the show. I was so glad I went. I have to admit it was a bit nostalgic to walk up those stairs and go into the show. I had not been in the building since Curtis and I finished our last show so many years ago. I ran into so many people I knew and I enjoyed it so much. I will go back. Where have the years gone? I guess when I look in the mirror and see my gray hair, I know.
Oh fall is just around the corner and I love it. Mums, pumpkins, especially white ones with bittersweet. Pumpkin squares mulled cider in pewter mugs, crisp air and bon fires. I love it. Don't you?

Yes, I put these out already. Not my fault, sort of like the peanut butter pie.
I am so glad you came Through My Back Door where life is good.
PS: I hope you will continue to join me in prayer for our peace officers and everyone else in uniform
PSS: I appreciate everyone of you who comment and email me. If I can make one person's day just a bit better, or if I can make you smile, my mission is accomplished.
PSSS: Let's also remember our teachers. I have  family and friends who are teaching now and lots of retired friends.


  1. Hi Betty, as usual I look forward to your blogs, they make my day. I'm wondering if you can give eme the information of the person who made your rugs. I love them and DO NOT have the talent to make my own. Would appreciate it. Have a great day

  2. Hi Betty. Thanks for visiting my blog and especially for leaving comments. I think I have about 5 readers now!! Add me to your list of friends who are retired teachers. I finished in May after 38 years of 9th graders. I am finally free to come to that big primitive show up near you in September at the Museum of Appalachia. Marshel in Alabama

  3. Linda Holley, I tried to answer you but I can't. Said I am not in your circle. It is My Little House of F Primitive Floor Cloths. She has a FB page. Tell her I sent you.

  4. You do have a beautiful view inside and out! Maybe a Fall gathering is in order! I love hot spiced cider by the way. :)

  5. Your floor cloths are beautiful. Fall is my favorite time of year. It is hard to resist starting to putting things out . I will do my best to hold off until September. Love your blog Betty. It is so full of things I love. Looking forward to seeing Debs great treasure's.

  6. Your floor cloths are beautiful. Fall is my favorite time of year. It is hard to resist starting to putting things out . I will do my best to hold off until September. Love your blog Betty. It is so full of things I love. Looking forward to seeing Debs great treasure's.

  7. Betty I'm sorry about that. I got your reply. Thank you for the info. And you are always welcome to my circle, whatever that is. Lol

  8. Hello Betty :0) Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year! Your new floor cloths are lovely. I'm so looking forward to fall this year.. We have made some changes to our deck area.. So I'm excited about decorating this fall . Have a lovely day :0) ~ Marge ~

  9. Love your floor cloths ! Fall is my favorite time of year also, I am looking forward to it and hope to get up your way and see the beautiful folliage this year.

  10. Hi Betty - oh you knew I'd be here sooner or later before you got another post going LOL
    Ladies - I've seen Betty's home up close and personal and it is so warm and lovely.

    Your new porch is so beautiful Betty - who wouldn't love sitting there sipping on hot coffee in the early morning looking at that view...seen's gorgeous.

    I would so love to see Deb's home and would love to have gone there this time we were down there...maybe next time.
    Can't wait for photos!

    Your new floor cloths are so beautiful and blend in like they have always been there.

    I can just imagine what goes on when you get together with your friends - not sure who eggs who on but I've seen a bit of a spark in you! lol

    How great to go to the antique show and reflect - I am sure it was a bittersweet feeling.


  11. Betty so happy I found your blog. You are such a creative writer. I found you looking for a source for floorcloths. The ones you have are beautiful.
    I love fall. My favorite time of the year. If you find bittersweet I may have to come visit you!!!!


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