This is the centerpiece on my coffee table. My mother made the pumpkins so many years ago and I love when September arrives and I display them. I keep them out until I decorate the house for Christmas. Yes do you see a tv remote tucked in that basket. I thought it would be a good place to keep it.
The kids will be coming home for Thanksgiving break and we will be celebrating Christmas (!) with my side of the family during the break. I feel like I have too much to do to prepare and yet when I write my list it really isn't that much to do. So maybe it is the excitement that has me feeling a little edgy.
One of the things I most enjoy about the holiday season is that we have for years spaced out our Christmas gift exchanging. In October we exchange gifts with my husband's parents. It is difficult to get into the holiday season in October but because of commercialism the stores have some holiday items out for setting the mood.
November is when we exchange for my family. I have made many cowls and just need to pick up little usable gifts this week. So really I am ready....right? After this week I will be playing Christmas music and wrapping all the gifts, this usually sets my "in season" mood.
My other thought is that Frodo has been rolling around in something very stinky in the yard. I bathed him twice in one day not to mention baby wiped him down. I could wring his little neck (not really). So even though my fingers are peeling from the many soap exposures, he is meeting his doom sometime today for another bath. He is just very hard to love when he smells.