It is so hot here. I am sure there are lots of folks loving it but I am really ready for some cool Fall weather. I put some autumnal decorations around the house to fool myself into thinking summer is over. Some acorns, Chinese lanterns, a few glittery pumpkins, felt pine cones, the favorite wooden mushrooms and felt squirrels are all out on the mantle. My daughter, especially, loves to see all the little decorations appear year after year. She always says, " Oh, I forgot about that!" Her poor memory is a gift from me.
The sofa is getting a new slip cover and despite the fact the upholsterer said it would be ready last Friday he assured me, the fabric should be in soon. In the meantime, Leonard is having fun making little nests with all the quilts draped over it. Otherwise you can find him lying exactly in the sun, and yes, he does move along with the ray of sun as it passes through the living room.
We've been crafting a little, baking plum cakes and eating them with cream, making concord grape jelly and getting a jump start on Halloween with a fairy crown. Have I mentioned my apathy towards Halloween? Least favorite holiday of the year. Such a grumpy mummy! But the good news is I have received official documentation that I am, in fact, the best Mom ever. I am great, funny, cool and awesome (wow, I know, right?) and yes it is true, there is a present for me too.