bluets, yule fete: YES! i want THIS dress, please. re: october-- i'll look into the prices, and talk to dh.... fall is, unfortunately, the hardest time for us to travel.
orange slices-- i used the recipe on MS. but basically, slice them thin, pop them on parchment paper, oven on 200.... i think she said 2 1/2 hours, but i turned them every 30 min, watching them to see.... mine were not even, and some burned while some were still soft. it turned out wonderfully, though. i'll come back and post a pic. :-)
ktg, depending on where you are, i so could have rec'ed some places for coffee! hope you're having a blast. say hi to the beach for me. :-)
FR, yay for big trees. i miss cutting our own. i've been thinking this year i'll buy a tree i want for the garden, and decorate it with orange slices (can you do something with cranberries, too? i've always wanted to....)... maybe a pomegranate tree. :-) or an orange tree, lol!
maia, hugs for you and m! sounds hopeful. xoxox
hugs, clay. since you skipped over my FE suggestions i'm guessing they just dont resonate with you, but until you flat out tell me to shut it, you hate flowers, i'm going to keep suggesting them..... ;-) (with love, of course!) along the lines of RR, the FES "flourish" blends are easy, inexpensive, and would at the very least help you take the edge off some of the crazyness.... this one might help "boost" your healing journey. and this one, help to deal with driving stress. they also make a RR-like one, that's supposedly more potent than the regular RR. there's also one for depression.
speaking of flowers, i had a beautiful experience with one this weekend, posted about it in the homepathy/FE thread... basically, i drew the druid plant card for the flower i was working with. <<luve!>>
i planted my "winter color" annuals this weekend.... stock, delphs, pansies... all in creamy white/primrose yellows. yum.
dh's family does "stockings" on st nick's night (the 5th), so the house already has that holiday crazyness feeling...... it took me a while to pick up the wrapping paper, because the dog loves it so much. heehee. but it's nice to have that energy here already. ahhhhh.
i'm working on an embrodered pillow for me. i ought to be working on gifties for the kiddos, but i'm stalling. oh!
i need recs for card-type games (not regular playing cards, but like a box you would buy) for kiddos young and kiddos older (there's an almost-teen in the family, and we've been warned Nothing is Cool Enough for him..... mom wants to give "games" to everyone this year, and i'm supposed to do her research. i'm stumped. thoughts?
i really want to bake. want the smell of something yummy in the house........ hmmmm. maybe pumpkin molasses tea bread.
hope everyone's having a bright and blissful week!