Wednesday, September 24, 2014

It's All About Fall

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1. It's fall. Y'all. My favorite season of the year! What's something you love to do this time of year that makes you feel it's officially fall? And unrelated to that, do you ever say-'y'all'?

I love to decorate my house for fall, y'all.  This and a bit in the spring is about all the seasonal decorating I do.  While in Amish country last week, I bought some beautiful pumpkins.  Just let me tell y'all how much I wish I had been able to get more.  This is when we so miss our big truck; however, we do not miss the price of gas to drive it, let me tell y'all.

Now, I ask y'all!  Can a southerner talk without their hands or without using "Y'all?"  I think not!

I've just to tell you this funny that happened this past Sunday.  We went to see our grandson's Purdue girlfriend play a game of Rugby against the Notre Dame ladies.  When I saw her parents, I said "Hey, y'all!"  I evidently put all the southern twang I could unconsciously muster into that short phrase, because every Midwestern head in the bleachers looked at me.

2. When did you last have a falling out with someone? Has it been resolved?

I'm electing to skip this one if you don't mind.

3. A song you love with the word 'fall' in it's title?

"Autumn Leaves" - Roger Williams (I know it's not Fall per-say but it is my favorite)
"I Fall to Pieces" - Patsy Cline
"Why do Fools Fall in Love" Frankie Lymon
"Raindrops Keep Fall(ing) on My Head" - B. J. Thomas

4. What's something you've recently let 'fall by the wayside?'

My daily Bible reading and study time.  While we've been out of our routine this month, I have really let it 'fall by the wayside."  But, I'm looking forward to making this part of my morning routine again.

5. When did you last attend an event, read a book, watch a movie, try a new recipe, or visit a shop-town-tourist attraction that fell short of your expectations? In what way?

Niagara Falls!  I'm not really sure what I was expecting, but as I stood looking at it the first night, the song title "Is This All There Is" kept running through my mind.  I do think though that the huge crowd there on Labor Day weekend, had much to do with my disappointment.  The next day when it was less crowded, I was able to more fully appreciate its majesty and overwhelming beauty.

6. Describe a time you said or thought, 'The apple doesn't fall far from the tree."

Seeing my husband and son together this past week. 
Although very different, they are also very much alike.  They are both such GOOD men and truly love their family.  And our Big Boy doesn't fall far from the tree either, except in size and lots of hair on his head.

7. Was today better than yesterday? Why or why not?

Yesterday was spent in a car traveling almost 1,000 miles.  Today, I'm home unpacking and doing those things that need to be done after being gone for a month.  Yes, today is a better day than yesterday.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

The last two weeks of our trip were spent at our son's and DIL's home in Indiana.  I've already shared some about that visit but just wanted to share this precious family with you one more time.
 While John and Michelle were in Seattle week before last, Michelle visited a shop off the lobby of their hotel, Inn at the Market.
Watson Kennedy Fine Living is nationally recognized as one of the 50 most creative retailers in the United States and is now Michelle's favorite place.  While there she bought Watson Kennedy's new book.  Like the store, it is full of collectables and old world charm.
 I loved this quote from the book:
"I am going to make everything around me beautiful.  That will be my life."
 Elise de Wolfe

May that be my life as well!
Elizabeth "Libby" Day
Elizabeth "Libby" Day

Hello, My name is Libby. I enjoy reading good books, painting, blogging, spending time with friends and whatever my "Heart" leads me to do. Welcome to Beauty Without Within.


  1. I like that quote too. I think I'll start by vacuuming today : ) I've not been to Niagara but have heard people complain about how touristy it is. I guess that's unavoidable. There are some pretty falls not far from us, in the middle of deep woods, that we enjoy hiking around. Sometimes those less well known spots are better. Enjoy your day!

  2. Oh, think I might have to have that book and I do love that quote. Thankful for "y'alls" safe trip and glad you are back home. Hugs to you!

  3. Such a treat to get such a long, GOOD visit and time away. Glad you enjoyed it all. LOVE the quote! I too just finished a 1000 miles in a day so I feel ya. Or is it y'all's. lol Enjoy your day!

  4. Loved your story about turning heads when you said, "Y'all." Too funny! So happy you had such a memorable trip, Libby. Of course, if you're like me, you need a vacation to recover from your vacation.

  5. I like the quote you shared from the book.

  6. I'm glad you went back to see Niagara Falls in the daytime. It is so big and powerful to me. After traveling a thousand miles, I think I would have to rest up a couple of days.

  7. What a cute post! We just got back from Charleston; and I am in that laundry phase today! Of course, they say, "Y'all", as well. So, we fit right!


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