I meant to post earlier in the week and then the days just got away from me. We had a very quiet weekend at home...it rained both days. I sort of like those days in early fall, when you don't feel guilty that you're not outdoors doing something fun or productive. We slept a little later and I cooked every meal...no ordering out and while The Husband watched football, I blogged and caught up on my reading. Emily and her fiance went to the Notre Dame game and then spent the night at the lakehouse which is just a half hour away. She put away the front porch cushions and pillows for me and watered plants. Sigh...there's nothing left undone there. I know we will go up a few times over the winter but right now it is nice just to be rooted at home!
As you can see, the Hibiscus Sisters are blooming like crazy after bringing them in. I guess I'm not going to kill them after all! I like that we put the red one in the living room since it will look so perfect at Christmas!
The mums are doing fine, they really liked the rain they got over the weekend and I liked that I didn't have to water them! ;-D Emily was right about the color combination looking good. It's always nice to have a professional opinion!
As The Husband was getting ready for work Tuesday morning, he asked about my plans for the day. I was hoping for a little free time so I answered excitedly, "Making cupcakes!" He sort of gave me this look that said Is that all you have to do? It nagged at me all day. I went about what I had to do, straightened up the house, started laundry, went to the bank and the store, made lunch for son Jeff who popped in, folded and put away laundry, made the cupcakes and started dinner. All the while I heard his voice in my head, Is that all you have to do?!! Needless to say, he didn't get a cupcake. By the way, these are pumpkin spice with cream cheese frosting. If you want the recipe, just send me an email.
There are a lot of negatives that go along with blogging and they have been the topic of several blogger posts that I've read. You can get a fat tush sitting in front of your computer all day. Check. Every event becomes a photo op with people (family members usually) saying, "You better not put this on your blog!" Check. And then there is the dreaded: Don't Let Your Husband Know How Much Time You Spend Blogging! Check. Check!
For myself, I blog almost every morning while I have my coffee. An entire pot. I really love my morning coffee and I can easily spread it out over 2 hours or so. Then I might come back to it later in the day while dinner is cooking or I have some free time. Evenings are strictly saved for family and reading time. But The Husband does see me at my computer a lot on weekends if we have nothing to do, like this rainy one we just had. I don't "work" on weekends, I clean up the house a bit, wear sweat pants and just chill. I suppose this is how he envisions me day after day. Some men just don't notice the clean clothes in their drawers, a fresh stocked refrigerator and a hot meal on the table...well, they notice the meal but they think it happens magically!
Do I sound crabby? Last week I went off about the clutter on my counters, which I am happy to say have stayed neat and the offensive fruit flies are gone. I think the modern woman works just as heard as their spouse, just in a different capacity Now that the kids need me less, I have more free time. I'm not apologizing!
Anywhoo..I added a few things to the island and this completes my tweaking of fall decorating!
The Husband, who I am no longer aggravated with by the way, has been wanting to get away for a fall weekend. I am thinking along the lines of renting a little beach house along Lake Michigan in a small, quaint town. We really have fun doing those kind of things. It would be really nice and relaxing to do before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. I'll keep you posted! :) Have a wonderful weekend!