you look around and just can not decide where to start and in my case and experience...i, will a.) will look around and make a mental plan (okay, heidi start with the area that a guest may have to bear witness to should they decide to drop by- love people dropping by by the way even if my house does look like grey gardens). b.) call a friend who i know would happily and without a drop of guilt leave her own mess and join me for a target trip or a starbucks (i'm not mentioning any names here!) or c.) take the kids to the park, do a craft, go take some pictures cause lord knows girlfriend will find any number of things to do before doing what she should. that's me.
anyway, the purpose of this post is to give lame excuses as to why i haven't blogged and i thought if i just did one little post...without pictures...just a few lines about what is going on...it would break the ice, open the door, make the task a little less daunting. so here i am. much like my dishes...tons to do, but if i just do the big pans and soak the others till tonight...i did get something done. i can leave the house knowing i made a difference in my mess and i will surely finish it later "when i get home!"
after all, i am so one of those people that think the opposite of, "why put it off for tomorrow, if i can do it today?" is that it...maybe not but i think it's close. heidi's new motto..."why do today what i can put off for tomorrow?"
(k, now's your chance-turn away:)
the sun is out. we are in michigan and it is fall. beautifully crisp and cold and the the air smells like the only thing it does smell like in michigan in the fall ...like caramelly, waxxy, sweet, yummy leaves. and they crinkle when you walk on them. they sound delicious and it takes me home.
we are bundling up as this is the coldest i remember october being here in a long time. i hear lots of complaints, but i am adoring this weather. we layer and layer our clothes, we slide on our uggs, brace ourselves for the cold and make an almost daily trip the apple orchard...cause that's what i do in the fall...drink hot apple cider and eat sugared donuts. we chase the bees away and feed the ducks. the kids squeal with delight and eat themselves sick.
i remember what it was like to be a kid when our parents would take us to the real deal cider mills and we would anxiously watch as big hot bins of oil cooked and crisped up our homemade donuts. i seriously could go on and on, but i won't because i am sure that since i opened the flood gates...i will post about pumpkin patches and apple butter on my next rant.
on the next post, i will post a few pictures from the photography workshop i attended last week in grand rapids, mi. OH MY GOSH...it was the most fun and i learned so much and was so inspired by the beautiful work of amy wenzel. she is a wonderful person and i can't not say enough about her generosity and relentless talent. amazing.
i will so talk her up next and post some of the photos i took at the workshop of all the beautiful models, the people i met,and how we didn't stop talking shop the whole we were there and how i loved it all.
wish i could post a pic...but i am still learning this mac thing, so i will post some later...i hope.