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Celebrating the Joy of Living & Home Making ~

Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Tuesday 29 October 2019

Would You Like to Have a Party?

October was a beautiful month at Green Gables, when the birches in the hollow turned as golden as sunshine and the maples behind the orchard were royal crimson and the wild cherry trees along the lane put on the loveliest shades of dark red and bronzy green, while the fields sunned themselves in aftermaths. ~ Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery

Hello dear friends!
This was our maple tree out in our front yard two weeks ago. Alas, it is bare once again and I mourn the lost leaves which gave us some privacy here in our neighbourhood. Our Fall doesn't last long and  this year has been quite cool. The high winds have stripped bare our trees of their leaves and now they await the winter to set in. 

I have been nursing a head cold for the past week and I am just starting to feel better again. Hubby caught it first and he was kind enough to give it to me. Thankfully, we're both feeling a bit better.

I also had a bit of a scare over the past six weeks. Back in 2003, I had a needle biopsy that led to a lumpectomy which thankfully turned out to be a benign tumour. When I went in for my scheduled two year mammogram last month, something showed up again. I had to go back in and have more x-rays done. As it turns out, I am fine, but I have to go back in again next year for another mammogram. They just want to make sure all is well. 

My best friend died from breast cancer which is why I am such an advocate for Breast Cancer Research and Awareness. I try to do at least one post every October to remind you dear ladies to take care of yourselves. Please get your mammogram and Think Pink!

Our grandson is celebrating his sixteenth birthday on Thursday. It is hard to believe! We watched him grow from an adorable baby into a little boy who loves critters just like his Dad, to a young man who is full of personality and is very musical. This comes as no surprise really as we are a musical family.
He loves his music and he loves to play guitar. He says he would like to take piano too. He started a worship band at his church and he is also taking voice lessons. We are so proud of him but we miss him because he is living in Ontario now. 
This photo I took last summer when he was home for a visit and he played some music for us. Happy Birthday, Brent! What a fine young man you are!

Pretty posies to enjoy when I was sick last week; my favourite rose, white with a hint of blush.

In my last post I hinted at something I had been thinking about and today I will share it with you. 
Like so many of you, I am finding blogging a bit challenging these days. I have been thinking about this for quite some time now and I don't know whether to say good-bye to blogging or keep it up and go in another direction. 

Slowly, all of my favourite blog parties have closed down, including my own three. Yes, those of you who are just getting to know me, I have hosted three different parties over the years. Mine were shut down for health reasons and now, I have discovered it is costly to have the link-up parties. So, I got to thinking, why not have another party/meme using the format I used ten years ago? That is, those of you who would like to join in may leave your blog address in a comment and I will add it to my party. I thought I would run the party from November 4 to December 16, when we are all planning for the Holidays and we all have something to share. I will bring back my old party button, "No Place Like Home" and you may share your tea time, tablescapes, holiday decor, cooking and baking, holiday crafts, etc., whatever pertains to your home. 

We will see how that goes and if there is enough interest perhaps I will keep it going for a while.
What do you think? Let me know and I'll go from there.

Thank you for your visit. I hope your Fall is beautiful where you are and I wish you a safe and happy week! I will leave you with this little tidbit.

Life is like a mirror; we get the best results when we smile at it. ~ author unknown

Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi