Ok. So maybe that was last week. This is what it looks like today…two days before company arrives.
Wellll, now it looks like this. All brown and shriveled up. Not quite the same effect I had when I first put them up. What am I going to do? Thirty or so guests are showing up and everything I’ve planted is dead. I say…Go with the dead stuff!
I was dog sitting last week and in their back yard were some sort of pine trees that were dropping their needles. I gathered up an armful and took them home. My friend thought I was crazy, but after showing her a picture, she agreed it looked pretty on my mantle.
As I was clipping the light brown grass from the side of the road, a friend driving by questioned my aesthetics. What? Does she not use roadside weeds to decorate her house?” Hey, you know what? It won’t die on me, like the $10 per pot of flowers and loads of rotted pumpkins I bought.
I was so tired of cleaning that I really just wanted to do something with my hands. I found some fall colored yarn and started crocheting these cute little hearts and garland. It might just cross the line into too cutsie, but I don’t care. I like it.
I’m thinking I needed to be reminded that this gathering of friends and family is not about the decorations, but about the relationships. Worry not about outside adornments, but about the lips that will speak, ears that will listen, arms that will hug and the heart that will love.
Thanks for dropping by!