Happy Sunday, friends! Welcome to my weekly lifestyle post called Sunday Mornings at Home.
This Sunday Mornings at Home finds me looking out at a colorful landscape as the neighborhood trees have finally changed colors.
The morning is windy from a cold front…temps dropping into the 30s for a couple of mornings is so welcome in this warm climate and brings the feel of the holidays to the forefront.
I am smiling as I watch the wind stir the leaves of red, gold and orange around Christmas decorations toward our backyard and neighbors homes.
I love this time of year so much…from the leaves to the morning quiet…to the multiple lights in the longer hours of darkness.
I know many of you have snow on the ground and much colder weather.
Though it may be a hardship at times, I encourage you to take just a moment to enjoy and soak it in.
As we get on the other side of age 50, these moments are fewer…enjoy them one day at a time.
Last week was a great week for me! I will share the accomplishments and have some Christmas decorations from our community here.
So, get comfy, turn on your holiday lights, even light a candle or fire…and in a cozy spot …join me for Sunday Mornings at Home.
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: THIS LITTLE PIGGY
I was nervous going into my doctor’s appointment, because I had no idea if there had been progress or not.
But, Praise God, there was progress and he cleared me to be more mobile and wear a boot. I was more excited about this boot than any fashion piece in a long while.
I love how so many of you have embraced the name “Roast Beef” for my little toe that is now only half the piggy he use to be.
Part of a comment from Karen McB said, .”I had to tell you, too, that my husband got a big chuckle out of Roast Beef. He has lost Market on one foot and Stayed Home on the other — neuropathy from heavy chemo and stem cell transplant 14 years ago, which makes him more susceptible to infections.”
Karen, if I can bring a smile and joy to your husband after he has been through so much more than I, then I am glad I shared the story of roast beef.
A sense of humor is so important to those in recovery….I hope he continues to improve and stay healthy.
Personally, my second toe (This little piggy stayed home) owes Roast Beef an apology…the whole surgery was motivated by the second toe sticking straight up and being immobile.
Roast Beef gave his life for my mobility.
Enough of that…I still have stitches to remove and then in a month, hopefully the pins sticking out of my toes will come out.
But, we are on the way to healing!
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: AND ON THE WAY TO BEING OUT MORE
To celebrate, Mr. B stopped for us to eat brunch outside on the way home.
It was so nice to be out of the house and to sit in the sun to breath fresh air and feel the Vitamin D soaking in.
Two days later, Leigh Ann took me to my allergist appointment and then we stopped for lunch.
Again, getting out is such a joy for me after being in the house for a month.
We found a place where I had a booth that I could prop my leg upon and easily part my scooter near.
For both of these outings, I was dressed very casual with no makeup and air-dryed hair.
My next challenge is to fix up more before going out again.
However, I am grateful now for these little things I previously took for granted.
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: LITTLE THINGS MATTER
I have written before that I have seen the same nail technician for years and consider her a friend.
She insisted on coming over to give my free foot a little pedicure and massage (so wonderful) plus a Christmas manicure.
These red nails really lifted my spirits and though I will not be out that much, I love to see them while I am working away.
This little, small thing made such a difference for me to be joyful and have hope that all will return to the way it was soon….and I now see that I need to clean my keyboard!
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: HOME DECOR FROM THIS COMMUNITY
Doesn’t this gorgeous decor remind you of a magazine photo?
This is Debra’s sunroom and I love it! Such a beautiful tree and setting! Thanks for sharing it with us, Debra.
One of our many Lindas in this community, sent three images from her cozy home.
Finally, Audrey sent to us a message of joy from her kitchen….
Thank you to everyone who has sent holiday decor.
Remember, I would love to share your decorations and recipes. Just send to firstname.lastname@example.org…with images!
It is so much fun to get to know you better as guests in your home.
SUNDAY MORNINGS AT HOME: THE WEEK AHEAD
As much as I love Christmas time mornings, I also love the nights.
Our village pieces, the tree, the garland all light up at night once the darkness sets in and I have always found it to be magical.
Christmas arrives in just 15 days.
I encourage you to soak in all that is special during this time. Take mental snapshots and relish in each moment.
Don’t set your expectations too high…just enjoy.
Any thoughts on Sunday Mornings at Home today…please share…and always……
By Pamela Lutrell
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