Thursday, October 23, 2014

Throwback Thursday


How I would love to sit on that porch and play with that dollhouse today.  My heart fills with joy when I think back to what a happy little girl I was.  My mother made me feel safe and loved and provided for.  And look... no shoes!!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Outside My Window

 Outside my window this morning.  This is taken from the front of the house.  Colors are just not as vibrant this year and there is still a lot of green.
 This is taken from the side of the house looking toward the back.  Still waiting for that "pop" of color.
This one is taken out my living room window in the back of the house.  We are blessed to have gorgeous views.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

Bittersweet October

Photo by Audrey
"Bittersweet October.  The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter."
~Carol Bishop Hipps

Mileage


Friday night, on our way home from Mr. Magic's Birthday dinner, his SUV had an event of its own! Of course, I had to document it.   

Friday, October 17, 2014

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Mr. Magic !!
On this gorgeous Autumn day, my wish for you is a year of good health, happiness, and exciting things to look forward to.  It wasn't the best year for me, but you stuck by my side and helped me muddle through.  I'll do my best to make this year a good one for both of us.
Happy Birthday, Terry.  I love you.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Gorgeous Trees




 Roanoke College parking lot today.  
Gorgeous trees!!
"A wise man, secure within himself, welcomes the opinions of others without interrupting them.  A fool must always feel that he is right by declaring this, groping to hide his fear and insecurity."
~Jerry Ellis, author

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

This is day 4 of grey skies, gloom, and rain, with severe storms on the way for tonight and tomorrow ~ high winds and heavy rain.  This lone deer better find family and a warm safe haven in the woods.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Consignment Booth at Buy The Season

 Buy The Season
 Buy The Season
 Buy The Season
 Buy The Season  
Having just celebrated its 9th anniversary, Buy The Season has over 24,000 square feet and 150 vendors.  It is well known and shopped by many in the Roanoke Valley and beyond.
 My Booth (#2173)  
It is pretty full right now with everything from furniture to linens, figurines, lamps, books, frames, wall decor, Autumn decor, Holiday decor, jewelry, dolls, greeting cards, vintage items, and more.






 Many vendors have started adding Christmas to their booths.  I'm going to do my best to hold off till Halloween is over.  I have a lot of merchandise for Christmas, but I don't want to rush the Season.  I am approaching my 5th year of being a part of the Buy The Season family.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Mail Addressed to Jake

Jake received a surprise package today in the mail.  After smelling the package and licking the cellophane, I am guessing he totally approves.  Sweet Ibby Taylor Greer sent this darling package of cards shown above in the photo.  Oh, doxies are SO cute and Ibby has a BIG, BIG heart!!

My Birthday Boy

 Casey ~ 1 Month 1970
 Cute Toddler
 1st Day of School
High School Graduation ~ 1992
 College Graduation ~ 1996
Businessman
 Wedding Day ~ May, 2010
So proud to call this man "Son"
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Casey, living 400 miles from your doorstep was not in my life plan.  But little boys grow up and go where their heart takes them.  My confidence that you carry me in your heart is enough.  Please know my absolute joy in celebrating the day you were born.  It was my lucky day!  I love you.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, my dear Casey !!

Friday, October 10, 2014

44 Years Ago

Jim and Audrey Fish, 1985
44 years ago today, on Oct. 10, 1970, Jim and I married in St. Peter's Catholic Church, Canton, Ohio.  Three years later, our precious son, Casey, was born on October 11, 1973.

Guess Who?






Thursday, October 9, 2014

Throwback Thursday

October, 1984
This was a night to remember.  I actually bowled in this outfit.  Almost everyone in our league dressed up for Halloween that night.  Many of us went out on the town after.  It was great fun seeing people dressed in their Halloween best and I enjoyed being a cavewoman for the night!  I boiled chicken bones - made earrings from them, hung some from my waist, and tied some on the covers I made for my feet.  My dear friend, Bruno, helped me sew this thick furry material.  He was an active tailor at that time, so he knew just what to do.
I remember this night like it was last week.  Where did all the years go?

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Just hangin' around waiting for Halloween.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Life is Good in the Blue Ridge Mountains

It is a cool crisp gorgeous Fall day ~ a little wind, a few clouds, some sun, and the trees just beginning their change of color.  Life is good!!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Happiness is a Box From BLICK

I received this box of goodness from BLICK yesterday.  Many cradled box panels and wire to hang them with.  Does it look like I might be planning to do some serious painting?
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Carol !!
 Sweet friend, it has been a very long time since we've seen each other.  But, those friends who have been special in our lives somehow find a place in our heart and there they stay for all time.  "Ruth Guth", I wish you happiness, love, and a lot of fun on this special day.
I will always be "Jelly Fish" to you.
 ♥

Saturday, October 4, 2014