Larry had a party planned for a buddy of his today so I stayed home and slept late. I slept 'til 11:00! I had to turn my heat on last night and add another quilt to the bed. This little cool snap has been sooooo nice!! I slept extremely late but I haven't been a total slug with the rest of the day. The leaves are really starting to fall in my backyard and I LOVE it!! When I first moved here almost seven years ago, I let them stress me out so much until I just couldn't stand to look at them. I would just keep my patio blind closed all the time. But now, now they are so beautiful to me. I just embraced them about four years ago and we're getting along SO much better now. I do rake 'em and use the leaf blower from time to time to keep them under control but I don't put near the effort into them that I did the first few falls I lived here. I like looking at them now. They're just doing what the Good Lord told them to do. Can't do anything but love that, right?
So I tidied up a little in the backyard, fed my birds and squirrels and cleaned the bird bath. It had gotten a little funky from all that rain we've had. I found a few walnuts that the squirrels hadn't and used them in some curry chicken salad for lunch. Yum!!
I watched a little of my girl, Paula Deen, and got so inspired that I spent two hours in the kitchen cooking! I made creamy chicken and rice, green beans and red potatoes, a big pot of gumbo and a pot of some of those fresh peas I got back in the summer. I steamed some brussels sprouts and fried some creamed corn. I am set for the week now!
This is what I did to my front porch. I love how the sun was shining so bright when I took the picture!