Autumn weather is finally here. Just in time to wind things down and move towards Advent. Rumor has it there will be a freeze tonight. I gathered up what could be the last of the pumpkins and zinnias, and I am anxious for Sweet Man to get home from his trip to L.A. so he can get the wood stove up and burning. I love coming home on a cold, crisp, dark night and seeing smoke coming out of the chimney. One of those little things that reminds me of the miracle that is Preservation Acres and our life here.
I have been trying to Hygge it up with lots of cozy blankets, slow food, and candles. Also, extra-cozy clutter. Is that part of Hygge? That’s a thing right? I love that Christmas decor is in all my favorite local shops, but I just can’t start decorating until after Thanksgiving, so up went the Grateful banner instead.
Miles performed his last march as part of the JR High marching band. Next year he will be in SR high and life will move from #thursdaynightlights to #fridaynightlights. We are now solidly a band family and part of a band family community, which is such a gift. Who knew that our way into community here would be through our kids?
October was an intense month for traveling, speaking and consulting, not to mention all things band (tournament month baby!) My last travel until mid-December was this past weekend in Memphis, which meant I could drive and hit my favorite spots such as Ikea and the Pottery Barn/Williams-Sonoma outlets. This meant I was able to eat my beloved Ikea meatballs and look for inspiration for our bathroom remodels (coming Spring 2019!) That sink, those walls…
This is the tub I shamelessly climbed into to test. It is not an Ikea tub (they don’t make those – yet) but it is one I have looked out several times. I wanted to make sure that my not-tiny self would fit. And guess what? I did 😉
Big thanks to Holy Communion in Memphis for inviting me to speak about how the Baptismal Covenant
can should shape everyday life and is pretty much the “Leave the gun, take the cannoli” of faith. (All the You’ve Got Mail fans will understand.)
So there you go. A little bit of what has been happening. You know. For posterity’s sake.