pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere
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There are piles of old books all over the place in my house.
I do have a bookshelf but they still seem to spill out all about the house...
on side tables, bedside tables...even on an antique bureau I keep in the living room.
I change them up for the season so instead of witches and skeletons I have stacks of books
with tiny pumpkins on top of them, and candles to ward off the coming darkness.
I had all sorts of glorious plans for the weekend but came down with a bit of a cold so I ended up staying home and making pea soup. It always tastes so much better than it looks.
I eat mostly plant-based so there is no ham in my soup. I put dry mustard in and sometimes a bit of molasses just to give it a more complex flavor.
I bought a bouquet of tiny yellow chrysanthemums at the market last week.
They were only $5.00 as they are considered filler flowers for those making a more grand arrangement. I have much more simple aspirations however, so they fill a pear-ish shaped pottery vase and saturate the sunny window with their cheery yellowness.
I have been home sick some of the week. This is certainly not a favourite but it does give one time for quiet which I was desperately in need of. I was able to sit and listen to the mornings begin with no place that I had to be. We live in a rather tiny apartment which is just the right size for us. There is only one window and a windowed door in our living room. I love the way the light comes in through the window in the morning and I love the way it changes according to the season. I suppose that is the photographer in me...this love affair I have with light.
I moved an old wooden dresser and placed a small lamp there. Just across the way is an old home that has been separated into three condos. The third floor window also has a small light in the window that faces our living room and I love to see it lit. It's so cheery and welcoming. I'm glad to have my own little lamp in place in answer to their light.
I have been sick most of the week and I have been able to spend some time with my husband. He works nights and I work days so we don't always get to spend much time with one another. It was a lovely silver lining.
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