As I type, the rain is falling and tapping against the window. I love the sound of rain. It has such a calming effect. It's very dark yet and so quiet. Early mornings are lovely.
It is the end of October. We've had one of the prettiest Autumns we've had in a long time - it's kind of sad to see it end. But there is another prettiness in looking out and seeing the trees laid bare. The intricate shape of branches are now seen. The kind I use to like to sketch. I may have to try it again.
Since it is almost November, here are the November to-do's according to my list:
*change the furnace filter
*declutter shelves, cabinets, and drawers in all rooms
*flip the mattress/wash mattress protectors, bedskirts, comforters/bedspreads
*winterize any shrubs/last minute yard cleanup
*clean out gutters and downspouts
*test holiday lights and hang them now when the weather is still mild
*keep up with Christmas shopping
*begin holiday baking and freeze
We are having father-in-law over this evening for:
Chili w/onions/cheese/sour cream
Cookies and coffee/tea for dessert
That is about it from here. I pray you will have a wonderful day with your family and/or friends. Thank you for stopping by. (And don't forget to set your clock back!)