Not to be a bummer...

But I already miss summer. Hello. We are barely into fall and I'm already dreaming about sunny, warm days. Well. I'd better buck up because I'm in for a long haul. In fact, I'll have a new baby before summer returns. I also have nine million other things to accomplish before then, like a total re haul of the kids' rooms, potty training, and basement organization. But I did allow myself one good wallow and took a nap at six tonight, because I felt sad about the cold.

Any good tips on how to keep the winter-ish blues away? Thanks heavens for Thanksgiving and Christmas! Anyone want to come make Christmas decorations with me? I'll make hot chocolate. I have a special machine and everything. Any good reading suggestions? *Lest I forget to mention it, I'm about a month away from having an actual finished draft of my YA novel. Phew. I'm ready to check that one off my list.*

So as not to be a total downer about the drop in temperatures...I could'nt have snapped these pictures without the leaves. My kids were pretending to be birds and were nesting and protecting their eggs. Just in case you needed some background. I find a little background always helps. Not too much. Just enough to give a clear picture.
I will now pull out my cardigans, knee socks, Jane Austen DVD's and make myself comfy.


  1. you actually did write a story! how exciting! let us know when it does get published. congrats!

  2. I was just going to say--all Jane Austen films and BBC movies are a must for those lame Jan/Feb months. Good books and any good movies, I try and save for after the holidays so I have something to look forward to. Also a great time for organizing. Not only does it make you feel good, but what else are you going to do? I think you said it all yourself.

    I will be at your house whenever you want for some Christmas decorating making, hot cocoa drinking and just lazy afternoons. Just tell me when and where.

    Thanks again for such a fun Halloween!

  3. Ooooh, I just pulled out my pocket version of Pride and Prejudice yesterday. And I was thinking it's time for another viewing of the newest Emma.

    Let's see, other books. I just read the entire Work and the Glory books again (skimmed a lot). We also read Frankenstein for book group. I didn't read The Help last month but everybody else raved about it.

    I love the leaf pictures, and the Buzz pictures on your sister's blog. I can't wait for your new book!

  4. I wish I could come make Christmas decorations with you and enjoy that hot chocolate. How fun!

    Here's a couple of good reads for you: These is My Words by Nancy E. Turner & The History of Love by Nicole Krauss. Movies: The Love Comes Softly series. Enjoy!

    Can't wait to read your YA novel.