Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Falling Leaves.. and Cluttered Homes...

Gently, quietly they fall down,
Leaves silently resting upon the ground.
Similar to my home inside -
Where clutter is all pushed aside -
To make way for the decorations that lay
Everywhere on Thanksgiving day.
~ By: Me

This fall I helped a friend run her campaign during election season (unfortunately she did not win:(. She would look out at the breathtaking scene of golden leaves descending to the ground, would sigh and exclaim "nature is so beautiful with the golden leaves carpeting the ground - it reminds me of all the papers that are scattered all over my houses floor... It's sporadic, unorganized - so beautiful outside. My house however looks like a tornado ran through it!!"

Today I'm especially thankful for my mother, who - despite the clutter, and persevering through homeschooling all of us kiddos - is planning a magnificent thanksgiving feast and uses her incredible artistic skills to decorate (or at the very least finds inspiration with which to base decor on and has me apply it;).


maggie fellow said...

Gotta love the Mom.

It's All Good! said...

It's great to meet those on the other end of home education! Hats off to your mom.
I love that poem.
Happy Thanksgiving.
Brenda :)

Pat said...

Keep loving Mom and spending time with Mom. You will miss her when she is gone. I know I lost mine a month ago and am so lost.

Kelli said...

What a sweet poem and post!

Warmth for Winter

* Burnt-orange nail polish
*feather-down, fleece-lined blanket
*Hot "English Breakfast" tea, if a tsp. of whipped honey
*Pictures of tropical islands
*knitted scarf
*An adorable puppy to sit on your lap
*blazing fire
* Basic Message Oil
6 tsp. carrier oil of your choice
8 srops of essential/ fragerance oil of your choice
Blend the two together, well. Warm up the oil before using - make sure to message between your fingers and your cuticals.
.... any questions?