Thursday, October 1, 2009

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FALL!!! It says so on the calendar, and if you look...really carefully...at the top left of my maple tree, you'll see a teeny patch of leaves just starting to turn. Joe & I planted this tree 16 years ago, when it was just a little twig, and now it is a huge, beautiful double trunk tree that drops a TON of red & orange leaves. The one true sign of fall in Central Florida...that, and the fact that I actually have the window by my computer desk open...for the 1st time since April. AAAhhh...my electric meter is breathing a sigh if relief. See...they're really red and gold...
A lonely red leaf caught on the trunk....

This has been a busy week...a good week...but busy. I have been accused by a follower of being a "bad blogger" for not posting anything new for over a week..:o}...we have been so busy at work, and I am NOT complaining, I have a good job AND we're busy. I just come home at night and want to take a nap! Definitely cuts into blogging time!! I'm reading, I'm just not writing! I have a 3 day weekend coming up...1 day to go...and I can go pick up my sweet Ali for the weekend. She loves sleepovers at "Gwamma & Gwammpa's" and so do we...so that's Sat & Sun. Monday it's off to the beach for some well deserved beach combing and soaking up a little more sun...can hardly wait!!


Things that have happened this week to make it a GOOD week? On Sunday, I was given the Honest Scrap award by Gail at My Repurposed Life, and I have been too tired to pass it on! As far as I can see, every blogger on my morning coffee blog list deserves this award! Thank You Gail! On Monday, I found out that I had won the grand prize in a blog giveaway! I found a neat blog, and can't really remember how I found this blog...but this lady named Beth was having a giveaway to launch her new business of selling B's Bags. I had never heard of them, but the pics were cool, so I entered. I WON an awesome prize, and was told to look for it UPS next week! Thank You Beth!!



As if all this neat stuff was not enough, I read that 3 of my blog giveback winners had received their packages, and were very happy with their prizes. Debbie, @ Talkin Trash is still missing from that list. Has anyone talked to her? I know she did a big show, and is probably still recovering, but Miss Priss the Fish is all ready to head to Texas, and I need an address! Debbie!!! Where are You??? So, once again, I have rambled on...and on...etc. and haven't shown one piece of junk! I have found good junk, but getting ready for our sale on October 17, I have been hiding the new good stuff away, so it doesn't end up with a price tag in a box!! I had to dismantle my cool junk window & do a football/homecoming window for the 10th...all THAT junk is in the back of my truck...and needs a home...pronto, cause there are more sales tomorrow, and my usual stop @ the BS for my Friday dose of cool junk and "her assment" {b.clinton} from the proprietor...:o} Goodnight folks...I'm going to post this w/o proof-reading...and I'm afraid to see how long this post has become! Have a great weekend, finds lots of cool stuff...and enjoy the start of FALL!!!! *elaine*




8 comments:

Kate Spike and Her KatS said...

Hey, that's great you won at Beth's blog--she's a wonderful gal married to my wonderful nephew Sean and I know her business will be a success! If you're in central FL and your leaves are starting to turn, then Fall really IS here!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow we live in Florida too, but no signs of red or orange in our area! Guess we are too far south. We have been enjoying a little bit of cooler weather. Congrats on your win and your award!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

~~Carol~~ said...

It's definitely fall here, Elaine! I had to break down and turn the heat on! But I refused to do it until October 1!
Have a great weekend!
Carol

Betty said...

Love your new header elaine. I think its new, its the first time I've noticed it anyway. Glad your week has been good and hoping you have a great weekend.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I didn't know that you guys had treee that turned into pretty fall colors...
Happy Weekend.
Deb :)

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi Elaine, thanks for coming by my blog and entering the give-away. Sounds like you have a busy life, but that's what is great about blogging. It fits into a person's schedule. I loved looking at your leaves...wonderful that you can have them so far south! Good to meet you, Debra

vintagesue said...

see....we are busy women!!! you crack me up and your new blog header is a WINNER. i love it.
what sale? how far am i from florida? good luck. i need to have a sale. it is a crazy, junky life....wouldn't have it any other way!!!
congrats on the award and i hope you get caught up on all your projects.
take care
s

LoneStarLifer said...

Is your header new? I like it! Today is the 7th and we are having very humid warm weather in Houston. We saw a couple of "cooler" days recently and everyone was excited that fall might be coming, but no.
Hope you are good!