Hello friends and readers who fell into the algorithm this week! Drumroll please...it's that time of year to bring in the plastic bins with all the fall decorations! Oh, I know it may still be hot and sticky where you live, but the calendar still rolls over!
Do you look forward to changing out the door wreath? Will you have pumpkins adorn your stoop and front lawn? What about the straw bales, corn stalks and gourds? Have you a scarecrow for your picket fence? And we are just talking about the outside of your home! What will you do to liven up your spaces indoors to let your family know that "Fall has come to the roost!"?
I believe I have mentioned that we live on a lake full time. By the end of the month, most of the "lake people" will have packed their unmentionables and are enroute to warmer climates for the next 4-6 months! This means that from now until then, we will see an average of 6 people a day (and only because we walk everyday) and 4 cars daily down our street (save for the mail truck, UPS or Amazon). It is very quiet! With this reality, I find it a 50/50 kind of quandary that I will go to extremes and decorate in quantity on the outside of our home. A fall wreath is definitely on order and I know that will be enough. However, I have specific fall decor that comes out every year for our living room bookcase and end tables. The kitchen will get a few fall tablecloths on rotation and the bathroom may get some "fall" soap dispensers. That is really it. The older I get, the more I realize that less is more when it comes to decoration. I love when a room breathes and I have left behind the "cluttered" look nowadays.
What I would really like to ask you though, is this: How is your master bedroom working for you? Do you love the way it looks? Does it function for you? How are you doing with the weather changes? Have you noticed any changes to your emotional state with days getting shorter? If you are like me and have a bit of seasonal depression coming down the pipe (like in January to April), have you taken time to address your symptoms and are set up to manage them this next winter? If not, what is holding you back from making changes? Wherever you are in your life right now, do you believe that your own well being or lack thereof affects the way you feel? Is that important to you? Are YOU important to you? Take a few moments to consider where you are on all this. If you have any questions, I would love to give you a suggestion or two. We get one life and regardless of all your puzzle pieces fitting neatly together (or not), you can live better mentally and physically, if you choose that for yourself. If you haven't heard it lately woman...you matter!
That's it for today!
I hope you enjoyed this short little read...until next week, Jeanine