We were so excited and proud, because our son ran the NYC Marathon today.
This is his ninth marathon, and I always get nervous. You'd think I'd be used to it by now.
So, I worked on the living room mantel this morning, before the race started on TV.
I grabbed an old handmade basket, given to me by a friend, and filled it with leaves, berries and dried okra pods...
...stacked books, shaker boxes, pumpkins and a few antlers...
...added a picture of my Scottish clan badge painted by our son when he was in school, and a pair of pheasants, to finish the mantel.
I'm starting to work on ideas for our Christmas party...less than five weeks away.
I couldn't believe the last few times I went to Hobby Lobby and Michael's.
The stores were packed with customers, and their baskets were filled to the brim. I really need to get organized and decide what I want to do, before the pickins' get slim.
I've gathered a few things on the bed in the guest room, to see what I have that will work on the buffet table, and what I need to buy.
Thank goodness we don't have company coming any time soon.
Take care and have a great week.
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