Yes, I did get some decorating done last week! This is as you enter our back door ~ which is really the only door we use!! If anyone rings the front doorbell, I know they don't know us!! I used a huge pink hydrangea turned greenish/pink now along with goldenrod, and other various wildflowers (weeds) that I am sad to say were growing in the MIDDLE of the garden!!! Even weeds are beautiful to me!!
Orange mums and pumpkins ~ more colorful! Actually, yellow mums were not available any place that I was shopping last week ~ kind of weird isn't it? I found one ~ it's on the porch in a basket that was out of view of the camera. I can see that yellow adds the spark that I needed ~ note to self for next year!! The white pumpkin is left from last year ~ it has been inside the house since last fall ~ it didn't deteriorate and didn't dry up ~ it still looks great ~ so outside it went!!!
And this cute guy sits at the edge of the road ~ so people knew where to come ~ I think it helped! Remember, I had a birthday party here last Saturday for my classmates ~ there were fifteen of us in all ~ and I was sick, sick, sick!!! I felt sorry for them having to be entertained by a coughing, hacking hostess ~ but I wasn't alone!! There is evidently lots of illness around this part of the country! Fortunately, they all brought part of the meal and we furnished pork loin and roast beef sandwiches and a birthday cake! It was nice to see old friends ~ a couple of them we hadn't seen in many years! And Sonny helped me ~ a lot!! And it was our 28th wedding anniversary! He lucked out ~ no fancy dinner ~ no dress up ~ we just got to hang around on the deck!
Sunday and Monday I did something that I don't very often get to do ~ NOTHING!!!! I reclined in the recliner, covered in my blankie, watched Lifetime TV and slept for two days!! Trying to get rid of this affliction! I'm getting better ~ thank goodness ~ not great, but better!! Tomorrow, I have a couple of gals coming for an all day class and Thursday, friend Heidi and I are going to Tipp City, Ohio (isn't that a great name?) and take a two-day class from Alice Strebel, Nola Heidbreder and Karen Kahle!!! We don't know exactly what we're hooking ~ it's a surprise! These three gals are going to team teach us something and it's a great opportunity to take class from all three of these well-known rug hooking teachers!! We're looking forward to it immensely! Then, Friday, we're driving straight to the lake to our lake havens! Saturday, Sonny and I and our friends are heading to Put-in-Bay to the annual Winefest ~ a new event for us!!
So ~ you see why I have to get well ~ Now!!! If there's time, I'll post the girls' progress tomorrow ~ it should be fun ~ they're both very enthusiastic!! Ta ta for now ~