I had a rough week. Tuesday, on my way to meet a friend, I discovered both front tires on my car were almost flat. I drove to the nearest gas station to get air, and was able to go about the day's fun -- pedicure and lunch.
Thursday both tires were down and I wound up having to get four new tires, very expensive. And spent most of Friday dealing with this.
The week ended on a brighter note, and Saturday I spent some time getting a little fall flair in my flower beds. I will be tweaking for a while, I still need to get pumpkins and my scarecrows will be out soon.
I no longer get the local paper delivered (too much to recycle and easier to read online, for free) so I decided to tweak it by adding fall color by way of The Dollar Tree.
A little early for Thanksgiving, perhaps, but it is always time for gratitude.
I love scarecrows. This one I purchased at a craft fair about 11 years ago. He is the first one I take out each year to grace my front door. My storm door made too much reflection so I had to take this from inside.
I do love to fly a flag. The American flag flies from May to after Patriots' Day (9/11) and then I hang this one through Thanksgiving
I had to abandon my yard for most of the summer - it was the ongoing and always losing battle of the weeds. No flowers made it into the flower beds. I needed to have a shrub removed that was dead from some disease. In its place I planted some large mums. In the spring I will decide what I really want to do with the space.
This peacock I purchased from Target online, using a gift card I won at Pat's blog, Gypsy Heart. It was quite a while ago, and I have apologized to Pat for taking so long to share what I had purchased. It was on sale and I got free shipping ($20 savings).
Thanks again, Pat!
I can't believe the reflection in my windows.
This is the other bed. Homeowners' association does the grass, and not very well. The beds are our responsibility. There will be more tweaking here with pumpkins, etc.
I also switched cable providers. My bill was almost $200 each month, and I only have one television and one box, with triple play! Now I have Verizon.
Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home.
It felt good to get started. More to come.