Saturday, October 17, 2020

Remembering Past Autumns....

These pictures are from about 3 years ago....when I could visit Horton's.  I love seeing vender markets. The crafts are so cute and clever. Aren't those towels and pillows cute?
Wooden spoons painted to look like jack-o-lanterns.  Cheap fun craft for kids even.
I have seen some of these cans on porches for decorations. I like them. No, I am not buying any. I am about done ever buying decorations. I just keep painting and making over my old decorations. 
 Yes, there's rows of mums out at the markets. But these past two days we have had freeze and frost warnings.  So I hope they got covered.
As I look at these cans, I think we could paint food cans ourselves. LOL. They would not hold a big mum plant but you could stick some fake flowers in them.  Just for a bit of Halloween. 

   I have been trying to watch the trees changing and enjoy them. We had a couple nights of frost and hard freezing.  Rains may be on the way soon, and the leaves will fall quickly.  The  framers are harvesting like mad.  We can see a lot farther with the crops down.  Our neighbor and his uncle do a fine job with just the two of them working their fields. 

    Luke is still on the mend and  happy to be so much better. His mom says he has not complained about his nose hurting any more. Ted is slowly gaining some energy. His P. T. has helped his sore shoulder . He's about recovered full use of his arm. No one has said how it happened. Who knows? Just as in my fractured foot...who knows.( Ted says from me kicking him ) I am better also. The news is good here and we are forever grateful for all the kindness shown to us thru prayers and well wishes. Thank you all.  Please stay safe . XO
 

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  1. It is wonderful to read your post and hear only good news. It warms my heart :)

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    1. Connie, It was a long time coming , wasn't it. I was almost embarrassed to blog with all our illnesses , aches, pains, and even our family members woes. But when it comes to asking for prayers for them, I feel I must, as there is great power in prayer. I am thankful for each ne too. Hope you are doing well. I know you have lonely days, just hoping you are okay. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Blessings xoxo,love, Susie

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  2. I am glad to learn that you are all doing better! Cute cans decorated for Halloween!

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    1. Hi Terri. I am so happy to be able to say we are good here. It's been tough at times. I keep thinking I may make some painted tin cans. LOL. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  3. I'm so glad to find out that everyone is on the mend..it sure makes the days seem brighter.
    Love the simple decor too. Those spoons are so cute.

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    1. It was good to be able to say we are healing here. Especially Luke and Ted...They have been thru a lot. You know it hurts us to see children suffer. I see my Ted getting a bit stronger each week. He can help carry in groceries now...that has been awhile for him.
      I really thought those spoons would be so fun to make. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Thank you my sweet friend. I hope you know I love you, and wish you well. Blessings to all, xoxo,love, Susie

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  5. So glad to hear everyone is doing better! Our leaves are just starting to turn down here-fall lasts a long time here. I'm hoping to go sit out on the front porch swing this afternoon for a little bit.

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    1. Jan, Wish I could sit out on your porch and swing too. Enjoy your nice autumn. Yes, honey, to have Luke well and Ted better is such a weight lifted. God is good. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

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  6. So glad to hear that Luke and Ted and you are doing better, healing and recovering.

    Love those painted wooded spoons! What a great idea!

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    1. Thank you. We are thrilled to be able to say we are doing well. I was so relieved about our Luke. Ted has been able to do some small chores and it is good for his soul even. I am doing my best to stay off my feet more, till my fracture heals. Blessings, to you , stay safe. xoxo,Susie

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  7. I love your decorations. You are creative.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Oh sweetie, I did not make those things...they were at the market downtown and I love seeing how talented people can be. I will show my creativity in another blog. I am not always all thumbs. LOL Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  8. I had always hoped to make it your direction to enjoy some time at Horton’s. You’ve made it sound/look so appealing through the years! Good to be able to take time to enjoy the beauty around us! We had our first frost....light....overnight. The Knock-out Roses are still blooming.....xoxo

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    1. Nellie, It just does my heart good to see flowers giving us beauty in the chill of autumn. I honestly found two dandelions here today. LOL I did not get to Horton's this year. I am hoping my a quick trip thru the store at Christmas. That will be the Holiday Market in November. We have the heat on ,Nellie...bummer. :) Blessings, stay safe, xoxo, Susie

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  9. Wonderful news that the two of you have improving health! I have never seen or heard of Horton's! But they look awesome!

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    1. Ginny, Horton's is the name of the family that owns and runs a store in town. They have a greenhouse area, custom blind service and an emporium like store. They also make homemade fudges of every flavor under the sun. LOL
      We are doing our best to get well and stay that way..it's an all day job around here. :) Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  10. The painted cans are cute. I'm like you, not buying any more decorations.
    Nice to see the rows of mums. We had frost last night and my mum is still doing great.

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    1. Oh that is one reason I love mums...they are so hardy. I love flowers and plants...but I do not fuss with them..so they better be tough. LOL I did not put my scarecrows out this year, just not into much decorating. But I like to drive around and see everyone's. LOL. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  11. Frost coming tonight and I am hauling in my petunias because, after this, it will be another week before another. It does look a little summery out there in the midst of the autumn decor. I love seeing beautiful mums all in a row. We had none available and, suddenly, this week, they're back.

    Now stop kicking Ted and all will be right in your world. 😁

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    1. Vee, Ted is going to love hearing you said that about kicking him. LOL Gosh, it has seemed like one struggle after another around here for the past two years . It is doing us both good for Ted to get his energy back . He can carry groceries now. Today we cleaned off his work bench and sorted some things. We do it together...it helps. Our Luke is like a new boy, his mom says he is running and climbing again. Yes he is a boy, that's what they do. LOL We needed to hear that too.
      I gave some of my mums to my daughter and I have just two colors now. ..so we drive by the market and I look at theirs. LOL. Blessings, stay safe and healthy. xoxo, Susie

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  12. What a nice trip down memory lane Susie! I haven't been to Bath & Body Works since last year and the pandemic happened. I miss going inside the store smelling and shopping for candles. Safety comes first. Have a blessed weekend!

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    1. Pilar, You are so right. We need to think of our family's safety . Nothing we buy at the stores is worth the risk. I like the curb pick up. That is how we get our meds. More place of business are becoming accommodating , with pick service or deliveries. Took a little drive , saw people playing in the park and golfers on the course. :) Blessings to you sweet girl, stay safe,, xoxo, Susie

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  13. Glad to hear your family is doing so much better. I miss your posts about Horton's. They always have such cute things.

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    1. Kathy, I really miss going to Horton's . I really like the family who own it. Sad we do not get to just visit on the streets or in the stores . Soon, I pray. Blessings, be safe. xoxo, Susie

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  14. All these things are so cute, and most of them easy to do...except for folks like me. :) Glad you both are doing better. I sure enjoyed seeing your daughters in your last post. I did not know that you had four daughters. That is so neat. Congratulations on the new baby coming too.

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    1. My daughters are my greatest gift in life, then there's all the grands and now great grands. God keeps on giving. With four daughters , I had to learn to unclog hair from the drains. LOL Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  15. these decorations are so pretty and halloween-ny...i always dream that my home will look like this. i too, enjoy taking pictures at the markets, especially in fall and christmas time!!

    lot's of good news on the home front, that always makes me happy!!

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    1. Debbie, I honestly do not know where folks get all that energy to decorate. LOL I think I have lost most of my steam. It's fun to go to markets and even if you can't afford to shop, you can get ideas to make your own. Thank you honey, your kind wishes have helped us here. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

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  16. So glad you all are doing better. Fall is just starting here. xo Laura

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    1. Laura, Enjoy your fall days...ours are as crazy as the summer season was. Hot, cold, windy, and now this week wet..oh did I mention windy. LOL I will be trying to rake till the cows come home. Blessings to you, stay well and safe. xoxo, Susie

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  17. Oh, I bet you miss browsing through Horton's, Susie, and seeing all their holiday goodies. The row of Mums are so pretty. They remind me of Fall. The frost sounds lovely in your area. It is a misty morning here and loving it also. I'm so glad little Luke is feeling better, he's so precious. It's early to be getting rains here, but it's good that they may be coming to you soon. It always cleans everything up.

    Have a wonderful week, Susie.

    love ya,
    ~Sheri

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    1. Thank you Sheri. I always love to hear from you. Ted and I are well and thanking God we got thru the worst of his battle. I love going out early in the mornings and smelling the fresh air. Blessings to you and your loved ones. Be safe honey. xoxo, love Susie

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  18. Hi,
    I am happy to hear everyone is feeling better. I will continue to pray! I like the spoon idea. My favorite photo is of the mums in a row.
    We got snow this weekend and more to come during the week!

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    1. Yikes Carla , I am not ready for winter and that snow stuff. It's been really cold at night. Today was gloomy and it rain in the wee hours. I know we need the rain, in a bit of a draught...but at this time the farmers are trying to harvest. You should see the truck lines at Cargills. I love mums, so hardy and pretty...but they don't smell as sweet as other flowers.
      Thank you for your kind prayers. They have helped us all here. I am thrilled about our Luke. Ted has 4 more PT sessions and that will be nice. Blessings to you and your family. Stay safe. xoxo,love Susie

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  19. I love seeing all the decorations that Hortons offer, they have the best selections.
    Autumn is moving right along, the days are lovely and warm, not hot, they remind me of an English summer.
    Happy to read all is well in your little corner Susie, my granddaughter (the nurse), has just been diagnosed with COVID and so now it all begins....
    It's good to hear that Ted is making progress with his strength, and hoping his shoulder continues to heal. I'm convinced the older we get, we should have come with a cupboard of spare parts :)
    Stay well dear friend,
    Love,
    ~Jo
    xx

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    1. Oh yes Jo, I sure could use some better parts now. LOL I am happy we are doing so well. I will pray for your granddaughter. This virus is about the scariest thing we have ever had to live thru. Praying we all can. Please stay safe and well. Blessings to all of you. Love you too dear friend, xoxo, Susie

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  20. Glad to hear that everyone is on the mend.That's always good news..The fall colors are beautiful here..I don't buy anymore decorations either!! Have a good week..

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    1. Missy, Glad to know I am not the only one who is not buying decorations. :) I just painted a couple outdoor things yesterday. There will be about 50 layers of paint on my outside decor. LOL I am missing our little hummingbirds. Blessings, xoxo, be safe. Susie

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  21. So happy to hear that all are improving and on the road to great health again ♥
    Loved the fall pics! I've not been to a lot of places so fall decor is mostly what I already had this year.
    Take care, my friend! Always enjoy hearing from you ♥

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    1. Doris, We are so thankful to be on the mend here. It's been a long time coming. I did not go in stores this other than hardware and grocery. Those pics are from a few years back. I did do some decorating here...but not as much as years before. Thank you for your sweet comment. blessings to you and yours, xoxo, Susie

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  22. I am so happy to hear that Luke is still improving. Prayers continue! I love going to Fall festivals and seeing new things to create. Those cans are certainly doable:) Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

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    1. Thank you for your prayers. It was a weight lifted once I could say Luke was better. God is good. I miss going to the festivals. I have been to many because of my feet hurting when walking too long. But this year, it's been the Virus keeping me home. Blessings to all, stay safe. xoxo, Susie

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  23. Hi Susie. So glad things are going well around your place. Did you have the cataract surgery? Last time I had my eyes checked they said I had the beginning of a cataract and I am due for my next exam. I told my doc that my eyes are changing as far as seeing when it becomes darker and she said that is the sign of cataract. We shall see..Stay well..xxoJudy

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    1. I am having my surgery on Monday and Tuesday of this coming week. Oh my gosh I am beyond ready to drive , read and see again.Lol Hope you can wait a bit on yours...although the eye drs. really know their stuff when it comes to finding cataracts.
      Blessings to you and the Captain. xoxo, Susie

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  24. Hello Susie!! my computer has been out of order for months. I couldn't get it worked on because of covid. It's finally fixed, and hopefully will stay working. So good to be able to visit my favorite blogs again!! I love your photos! that sink display is so cute! We've had a few frosty nights...our temps have been well below normal for this time of year. Hope all is well at your house. Love to you, my friend. Debbie xo

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    1. Debbie, I miss visiting your blog. Some times I am doing well to be able to bring this computer up and visit anyone. It's a mess since the Geeks last worked on it and I will never use them again. Oh honey,our weather's been crazy here...But today was the best of says...warm 80 degrees, blue skies and white puffy clouds and plenty of sunshine. I would love a couple weeks like this. We are on the mend here. I am so thankful too. Blessings to my sweet friend. I think of you often. Love you always, xoxo, Susie

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  25. Hi Susie :) So happy to hear EVERYONE is feeling better! Those wooden spoons are so neat! I may borrow that idea!!

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    1. Hi Rain. I am so glad you are well. I have thought about all the things you went thru this year at your house. Hope it has all smoothed out. We seem to have not had to buy any major things...need a softner..but it can wait a bit. Blessings to you, stay safe. xoxo, Susie

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