It's been a simple Saturday here at the Chapman's. I love days like this. We both slept so well last night and a good night's sleep usually mean a good day to come and so it was.
We had nothing on our calendar for today and nowhere we needed to go.
It was my sister, Nita's, birthday and that right there made it a special day!
I have her gift and card all ready to deliver first chance I get.
Can you see that small velvet pumpkin next to the candle?
I was late to the velvet pumpkin trend but I finally showed up.
That fabric I used was a favorite skirt I used to wear years and years ago.
It makes me smile to re purpose something I love.
I made a hand full of these using two different sized circles of fabric.
I thought the ones I have seen that used real pumpkin stems were the prettiest so I salvaged some of the stems at the pumpkin field trip I went to with Amber and the quads.
I got enough for next year when I intend to make some satin pumpkins.
The better part of this Saturday was spent cleaning my kitchen.
I have so much
debris stuff!! I loaded the dishwasher completely full twice washing all the things on the shelves above the sink. It's impossible to clean everything every week but eventually, in the course of a year or so, everything does, indeed, get cleaned!
"When goods increase, they are increased that eat them: and what good is there to the owners thereof, saving the beholding of them with their eyes?"
I freely admit the fact that I do enjoy looking at all my treasures!
I did a few other odd jobs around the house today.....as in paying bills and that included the yearly property taxes. I wrote the checks, stamped the envelopes and put them by the front door so I won't forget to mail them.....but I will not do that until January since they are not past due until AFTER January 31st of next year.
Another 'chore' is to fill our medicine boxes up and that IS a true chore!
What with over the counter allergy meds, vitamins and the prescription medications for the two of us, it is a job that takes over three quarters of an hour! I have to have my wits about me when I do this because I think I have confessed before to the time I gave Louis Dean a sleeping pill every morning for two weeks! I got it mixed up with another medication that looked just like his sleeping pill!
I do three weeks at a time and that makes it nice to just pull out a new tray every week.
Louis Dean worked in his new storage building and then would come in and watch football for awhile and then go back outside. Tonight he fixed our dinner using leftovers from last night. He sliced and fried the extra baked potatoes I made and added a can of baked beans to go with the steaks.
He even did the dishes!
Now he's back in there watching some college football.
At least he's given up on watching news non stop!
I'm sitting here in the sewing room with the French doors open to the night.
The time change happens tonight but I won't change our clocks until tomorrow.
This way I will be up in plenty of time to get ready for church!
I think I'll go ahead and get ready for bed while LD finishes his football game.
Then I will take my book out to the gazebo and read until I get sleepy.