Piece By Piece, Little By Little, Bit By Bit

Today we spent the day fall cleaning and moving the computer/desk/filing cabinet out of the livingroom and up to Gracie's old room - which was transformed into the playroom-the-kids-never-use. Now half of Gracie's old room is the playroom. The other half is a "work area" for the two grown-ups in the house.

The weather has been perfect around here for such tasks.
Fall finally seems to have arrived and it feels wonderful.

Thursday I was supposed to chaperon a field trip to a pumpkin farm with Gracie's preschool class. However, weather not permitting, we got a day at home. Just her & I.
It was spent making up nonsensical Knock-Knock jokes, cuddling, and doing nothing in particular.
I did make a batch of Lentil & Sausage Soup that was heavenly.

I have pulled the heavier blankets out & look forward to slipping under them each & every night.
Despite the pull I felt to veg out in front of the TV last night, I opted instead, to light a few candles, curl up under our most delicious blanket, and listen to the rain falling on our A/C window unit (that we probably won't think to remove until January). I pretended we had a tin roof and fell asleep to the metallic drip-drop! and tried to let my stress wash away with the heavy rain that was falling.

Here are a few snapshots from today:

I wonder how much longer they will enjoy doing this together?

This I think is so precious because of her reflection. Click on it if you would like to see it enlarged.

After spending much of the day cleaning upstairs, I found a brown grocery bag that is especially for food donations that came to us in the newspaper, completely empty. As soon as I began to ask out loud where the cans were, I saw them. I still don't know which of my wee ones did this, but something about it touched my heart. And I don't really know why.

I don't know why I was inspired to take this. But looking at all of the colors of all of the thread I own makes me feel....hopeful.

I don't know what else to say about this picture. I just think it is darling.
Hope you all are having a great weekend!

10 ripples in the pond:

Beck said...

It sounds like an ideal weekend - I hope you feel better and more relaxed now.

Tabba said...

Beck - I am getting there. Hopefully :)
The thing is, I really want to know what *it* is though.
That's bugging me more than feeling this way.
Eh. I feel a bit of a break regardless.

Aliki2006 said...

I'm so impressed with how you organized your thread!

And that picture of Gracie-precious! Is that a toy vanity? I think Tessa's friend J. has the same one and Tessa so covets it.

Tabba said...

Alik - It is a toy vanity. In fact it was a Goodwill find. Complete with all of the little accessories....$2.99! Gracie loves it. She sits for hours on end playing at it, talking with herself in the mirror.

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flutter said...

!!! I need that rack, I need it!!!

Magpie said...

The last picture is great - the little round legs, and the little white round legs. Sweet.

And, you are getting there.

deb said...

Love the photo of Gracie in the mirrow.

Pippajo said...

I know what you mean about the weather: this weekend was just heavenly!

I especially love that pic of the kids in the bathtub. I kind of miss that mine are too old for that now.

carrie said...

When they're older, you can put the kids in bathing suits and they'll enjoy shared bathtime until they no longer fit in it!

They are so cute. And that reflection, that giggle.

That oughta make you smile!