Wednesday, October 8, 2014

FALL UNFOLDS & MANY THANKS!




Everything went well.  I came home, The Husband had the whole day off from work and Emily came over and helped straighten up the house.  She is so much like me, it's scary.  She can't stand for anything to be out of place and she is constantly fussing.  She decided at the last minute to invite us to dinner (no stove yet...more on that later).  She  was making a corned beef and that got me excited, we never have that except around St. Patrick's Day.  So I went with her to the grocery for some odds and ends, still feeling fine, took a little nap and then we went to her and Mike's about 5:30.  



Dinner was SO good...corned beef with cabbage, carrots and onions and rye bread.  I forgot to get a picture of the food and her table setting.  I'm bad.  She has so many beautiful things that she received at her wedding showers and then wedding gifts.  I'm envious of her pots and pans!  She had chalk board place mats with our names on them.  Really, really cute.  She made the corned beef like her in laws do...baked and basted with a mixture of mustard and brown sugar.  We were swooning!  Coconut macaroons for dessert.  :)





My daughter in law, Mary Clare was there as well.  She told me she and Kevin were pretty sure they are going to name the baby Elsie.  I think that's very cute.  I know Mary Clare has a soft sort of country side to her, her pup is named Tucker.  If the baby had been a boy, they wanted Ben.  She is feeling good and looks great!









We will be at the lake again this weekend, I'm going to set up camp outside and watch the leaves fall (as long as it's not rainy and miserable like last weekend).  It really has been a picture perfect summer and fall.  Our farmer's market will be ending soon so I want to go tomorrow just to walk around and breathe it in.  Never got around to those apple pies, nor did I get all those plants I wanted to when they were marked down, but there's always next year.  And right now is pretty darn good!

See you soon! :)

Jane xx

47 comments:

Stacey said...

Your hair is gorgeous! Girl you'd better find a stove for all that cooking you like to do. Hope your hands are better pronto.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You "sound" good, Jane! I'm like you, I would put off the pain pills for as long as possible when I had surgeries. I tried to just take them at night so I could sleep.

So glad to hear you got your priorities straight - haircut before new stove. Atta girl! : ) It's funny how this picture looks much like your profile pic. Last haircut I got layers put back in. I'm so stupid and will never learn. I always fall back to layers when I get bored with my hair. It took me a couple of weeks to get used to it and at least now I don't hate it.

Laurie M said...

I thought of you monday, wondering how you were, I'm so glad yu made out well, have a wonderful relaxing weekend,

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh Jane, I am so glad that everything went well with your surgery.
Your house looks good with your shinny pumpkins and your daughters also.
I have been busy putting my fall/halloween decorations together. After Halloween will pull that out and leave up the Fall until I do Christmas. Time is just moving to fast for me.
Have a wonderful weekend at the Lake - wish I was going with you, would love to see some Fall weather. Have picked up a sinus infection - so feel no so good right now.
Take care of yourself dear friend.
Mary

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh Jane, I am so glad that everything went well with your surgery.
Your house looks good with your shinny pumpkins and your daughters also.
I have been busy putting my fall/halloween decorations together. After Halloween will pull that out and leave up the Fall until I do Christmas. Time is just moving to fast for me.
Have a wonderful weekend at the Lake - wish I was going with you, would love to see some Fall weather. Have picked up a sinus infection - so feel no so good right now.
Take care of yourself dear friend.
Mary

Linda said...

Hi Jane...
Beautiful hair....
Glad you are on the mend....
We are back to the Lake as well...
Has to be better than last weekend...it sucked!
Take it easy...
Cheers!
Linda :o)

Julie Marie said...

So happy you are doing so well Jane!... and thanks for the email updates, I love our chats!... your hair looks stunning!... and I think your Fall decor is perfect... I am a firm believer in having the things I love out and around me... and you are right, Autumn means "a bountiful" decor!... that photo you did on your phone is so pretty!... I wonder if my phone will do that... enjoy your weekend at the lake... savoring all of the beauty of Autumn... xoxo... Julie Marie

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Thinking about you and your surgery. Glad to hear that you are managing. The corned beef sounds like the way I fix it! Enjoy your time at the lake.

Helen said...

Thank you, thank you for the update! My goodness, you and your daughter sound a LOT like my daughter and me! Grinning broadly now ... enjoy the lake this weekend, wishing you great weather.

Susie said...

Blondie, I am so glad you are doing well. Nice of your sweet daughter to help out. Good that your husband took the day to be with you also. Just relax this weekend and enjoy the simple things. Your hair look pretty to me. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Kathy Moreland said...

Glad your surgery went well. I can't believe you did a post so quick! You go girl! Take care!

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Your hair looks so healthy and pretty! Hope you find a stove soon. I can get totally confused reading all those online reviews. :) Glad your surgery is over and it went well. Enjoy the lake this weekend!

Beth said...

Love your hair, Jane! Very pretty. You have been very busy; sounds like you are doing reasonably well. Don't overdo it, though. I love the front of your home in Waterlogue. Gorgeous! Enjoy your wknd at the lake.
Hugs Beth

Beth said...

Love your hair, Jane! Very pretty. You have been very busy; sounds like you are doing reasonably well. Don't overdo it, though. I love the front of your home in Waterlogue. Gorgeous! Enjoy your wknd at the lake.
Hugs, Beth

Deb said...

Hi Jane, happy to hear all went well &you are on the mend xo
Sending love & hugs your way.

NanaDiana said...

I am glad you are doing so well and not in too much pain. Just think-soon it will all be behind you and you will be completely out of pain.

Love the basket your daughter made for you and I love the LOB...that is sort of what I have, too...only my hair is curly and I flat iron it straight.

Have fun at the cabin this weekend. That will be a treat. xo Diana

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Hi Jane! I'm happy your feeling better it does look sore though:(
I have that app but never think to use it, your house looks so neat, I guess I'm to busy with instagram.
I hope your weekend is nice and sunny and the leaves come tumbling down!

Low Tide High Style said...

Wow, I have been out of pocket for far too long! So glad your surgery went well and sorry I didn't know about it because of my blogging absence! Your house and your daughter's both look so festive! I haven't put out one single fall thing yet! Your hair looks great!

I hope you continue to improve and that the pain will diminish quickly!

xo Kat

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Oh Jane I feel for you with that bandage... The pain I'm sorry ... But all I could think about was how is Jane spraying pledge on her pumpkins with her hand bandaged!!!!
Love, love, love your haircut into the LOB. Glad your humor is as keen as ever and I love the shares in this post.
The lantern with the baby boos is so adorable... I am sure your daughters creativity sets her home apart from the others.
Enjoy the lake this weekend, we are entertaining on both days. Monday morning I'm planning a sleep in!
Take care sweet one sending air kisses your way!
xxox

Leslie Harris said...

Oh I'm so glad it's over Jane and every day it will better. I love the name Mary Clare, it's unique and sweet. And good luck with the stove, wish I could replace ours. Get well and rest!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

oh I am so glad that it all went well. I didn't think that you'd have a blog post up for weeks afterward so this is great! :)

Of course you are not scrubbing the bathtub...I think that you have to avoid that for a good YEAR, tell the Husband :)

A Quiet Corner said...

Glad things went well and you have minimal pain. It is so hard finding appliances that are like our old ones...they just don't make them like they used to!!!!...:)JP

KATHY said...

So glad your surgery went well.
Hope your feeling better soon!

Kathy

podso said...

IT sounds like your surgery went really well. I hope the pain disappears soon. Loved reading about your time at your daughter's and how much like you she is! Such pretty mums and of course I love your first water color "painting."

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, so glad all went well with you surgery Jane, sending get well wishes. Love the Fall decorating, sweet little white pumpkins in the glass lantern. Nice time at your daughters, Blessings Francine.

Traci said...

Glad the surgery went well! I was shocked to see a post this quick. Hopefully, the pain is gone soon. Love, love, love the mums. Have a great time at the lake!

Melanie said...

Glad to hear the surgery went well. I'm surprised that you can type! Take good care of yourself.

Balisha said...

Hi....I was surprised to see you back so soon. Glad it all went well and that you are now on the mend. Don't overdo now.Let them pamper you for a while.
Your house is one that I come to see when it's holiday time. I love all your decorations....you do it so well.
It's nice that you and your daughter are so close....and so alike.
Have a restful time this weekend. For the 2nd time...let them pamper you.....you just had surgery.
Balisha HUGS

Suzan Sweatman said...

I wore my hair like that for years and years - but since I can't do it myself and don't have time for the hairdressers every week like I used to - it basically looks like straw now lol !
How are you writing up posts with a cast on your arm? Superwoman?
I love the hydrangea's in the basket - and LOVE your daughter's mini pumpkins in the lantern - beautiful !
Have fun up at the lake - hugs,
xoxox

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Jane.
Lot's of advice above me...
Before my simple advice...

A shout out to Emily for a lovely pamper post op dinner!

Your hair looks marvelous! You have such pretty hair! The trim makes it look super healthy!

Your Autumn home looks wonderful and inviting! I am so far behind with Fall decor. I have been given a huge extra work load for 3 weeks, as I cover for another surgery scheduling coordinator. I am 1/2 way there!

I have the "Grands" Friday, Sat and Sun, as Chrislyn and Jason are going to a church retreat. This weekend is also Opening of Duck and Goose season...so I am on my own. It's the first time that C and J have been away from the babes overnight. LOL wish me luck! :)

I am so happy to hear that your surgery went well. My advice is simple. Don't
"over do"...keep hydrated...this helps with pain management...and rest.

As always, you and the rest of the beautiful "B's" are in my thoughts and prayers.
OH and LOVE the "B" basket!
...so cute is Elsie. Traditional girl names are back...our Grandma's and Great Auntie's names...
~withLove.

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cathy@my1929charmer said...

Glad you're doing good, hope the pain goes away soon. I don't like pain pills cause they make my stomach upset. Have a great weekend at the lake, falling leaves are so relaxing to watch!

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Glad you're doing good, hope the pain goes away soon. I don't like pain pills cause they make my stomach upset. Have a great weekend at the lake, falling leaves are so relaxing!

Bluebird49 said...

So, so good your hand is not excruciating, like I though it'd be! (Yes...wuss here!)
Your kids are some of the best! How great it is to have Em--so like you in many ways; plus, a grandbaby from Kevin and his wife on the way with such a cute, "country" name! A young couple who sits in front of us at church Sundays has named their little one, Ellie Marie. She is such a cutie-pie.
Write when you can, dear gir!

TexWisGirl said...

hope your pain will ease off. glad you made it through the surgery. i like your hair very much. :)

good luck w/ the stove!

Carla from The River said...

Hello Jane,
So glad to hear all is going well for you.
I love the lantern too. I found one at a garage sale a few years ago. I just love the idea of putting gourds in it. Giving me ideas for Christmas decorating with mine. I may add some pine cones and cranberries. :-)

Nancy Reinke said...

Great haircut, Jane. I'm glad you came through the surgery so well. It sounds like it hasn't held you back much. I'll continue to pray for complete healing. I love all the fall decorations you showed. Your daughter sounds like a sweetheart, and a good cook. Elsie sure is a cute name. I like Ben, too. Thanks for the very sweet comment you left on my blog today. xxx ~ Nancy

must love junk said...

Love your fall touches! I missed the post about your surgery...hope you're feeling better soon!
Susan

Gypsy Heart said...

I've had you in my prayers for a pain free recovery and a final resolve to your issues. So glad you're doing well!

I would not have the patience you do re: not having a stove. Maybe that's one reason I'm single! :)

Your daughter is very talented ~ both in decorating and cooking. Love the basket!

xo
Pat

Kit said...

You sound good! Don't over do. Glad you have folks taking good care of you. Have a great time at the lake and take your pain pills. You can't heal if you are in pain. :) Kit

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Kelly said...

I hope you're continuing to recover well from your surgery. I know you must be glad that you can still type! Maybe that will be good exercise for your fingers. LOL! Love your haircut. Don't you always feel lighter after a haircut? I know I do. Your dinner sounded good. Hope you get your stove delivered soon.

Debbie said...

Your hand still looks soar. I'm glad you are able to use it, even minimally.
The basket from your daughter is so cute! LOVE all the Fall decorations you both have displayed.
I hope your trip to the lake proves to be fun, AND relaxing this weekend.
Hugs to you, Jane.
Debbie
xo

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hey Jane,
I came over to catch up and check on how your doing. I've been thinking about you. Did you have the other hand operated on too?
Love your pretty hair! And of course your fall decor.
We got back home yesterday, 3 a.m.
It was a wonderful trip, but now I am struggling with the time change, the weather change, and missing my son and his family.
I hope your not in too much pain friend. I worry.
Hugs friend,
Cindy

Eclectically Vintage said...

Your poor arm! I was in a cast this summer. Make sure to have everyone wait on you hand and foot while you can!!

Looks like your family already is!

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