I’m totally getting into autumn. Earl and Jamie sat down for supper last night and realized that the paper napkins had been replaced by ironed cloth napkins. For that extra special touch, Jamie showed me how to fold a napkin restaurant style.

I’ve been doing more cooking. I made a meatloaf the other night that turned out pretty good (Earl said it was delicious) and I approached it in a healthy way, opting for leaner beef and turkey instead of going with my normal approach.

The dining room now has it’s autumn decorations scattered about. I organized the hutch yesterday so that I can easily get to the holiday tablecloth and the like when the need arises.

The washer put on enough miles to get to LA and back yesterday but things are clean in the house.

And I changed the litter box.

I’m always excited about this time of year and part of the reason is because I start to fall in love with the house again. I don’t know if it’s the weight loss, the exercise or the decision to smile more often, but life is quite good these days.


  1. I love this time of year and the ability to use the stove and oven without a/c. Apples are ready for use, squash, too. Lots of good harvest comfort food.
    We peaked this weekend with fall leaf colors–life is good!!!!
    Glad you can enjoy it!!!

    1. We don’t have A/C in the house so that’s why we don’t do a lot of baking in the summer time, but this time of year is perfect. One thing I miss from the old house are the wood stoves/fireplaces. I think we need to add one to our Great Room.

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