Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Autumn Seasoning

All righty, then, people. The seasons are changing, and y'all know what that means, right? It's time to collect all the summer flamingo stuff...

....and bring on the pumpkins and leaves and all that other fall-like stuff.

Honey? Honey? Where did you put all the fall decorating junk essentials? Oh, come on. They're around here somewhere. Don't pretend that you don't know where they are just because you have to bring all twentybaazillion boxes down from the attic. And then haul all the summer boxes back upstairs. Honestly.

It's time, really. The cooler weather is here, I see just a few leaves turning red on my maple trees, and besides. I'm sick of all the summer stuff. So what better reason to completely trash the interior of my house? And then spend the next three days re-arranging everything?

Honey? John? Where ARE you going?

::Julia rubs hands together briskly and rolls up sleeves::

OK. First things first. Let's put stupid costumes on the dogs. Lulu - I see you in a lobster look this year.

Howwwwwlllll! Whiiiiinnnneee! (Schnauzer-ese translation: Someone. Help. Me. Please.)
Oh, girl. It's SO you.

Maggie? Hm. I'm seeing a nautical, ocean-like theme here....ah. A shark? Yes. Definitely. Let's go with it.

Don't take a picture don't take a picture don't take a picture...

Oh, my, aren't you just the cutest thing? Don't say a word, honey. I know you love it just as much as I do.

Now, then. Let's move on. You'll never GUESS who I found in the Hallmark store - Ed and Al! Aren't they great? They were stuffed in with all sorts of other creepy Halloween stuff - pfffffttttt - but I think they're just ADORABLE. Someone must have put them in the wrong place. Gotta love these two.

Creepy? Are you KIDDING me? Who's my little birdie buddies? Ed 'n Al! Yes you are! Yes you are! 

I nestled them right in with those sweet little spiders. Awww.

Then I think.....we'll put as many pumpkins around the house that I can stagger out of the craft store with. I'll stuff 'em with lights...

....and stick them on tables and the fireplace.


Fake colored leaves and twinkle lights? Check.

Cattails and greenery? Check.

Ghosts? Of course.

And what would October be at my house without a zillion black kitty cats?

Boring. That's what.


Debbie said...

Love, love, love your positive outlook and sense of humor while dealing with this cruel disease called Sjogren's. I don't comment often but want you to know how much your blog has helped me. I refer to it often and have shared with family and close friends.

I too had to give up my career at age 47 because of Sjogren's. From onset of symptoms to diagnosis was 7 years.

Thank you for all you do. God Bless.

Julia Oleinik said...

You're welcome, Debbie.

I'd love to hear more about your story. How has Sjogren's changed YOUR life?