Some health issues are also to blame for my disappearance. I won't go into the boring details, but long story short : I have been dealing with fibromyalgia for over 10 years and it seemed as though 'good days' were getting fewer and farther apart. I did see a new rhuematologist (waited 3 months for appt!) and he started me on Hydroxychloroquine (anti Malaria drug, of all things!) and after a couple of weeks of unpleasant side effects, it seems to be helping. Dr. Vampire took most of my blood, and thankfully, I am within normal ranges in the autoimmune/connective tissue disorders that he was really concerned with. He did discover a few things that aren't great, but not deadly either. So, onward and upward.
So, on to happier more interesting things - like fall for one. It has officially arrived on the calendar but like me, it is s-l-o-w!!! It is gently easing it's way in - nights are definitely cooler. Our days, however, are still pretty muggy and warm. I am longing for a nip in the air...the smell of burning firewood...watching Mason jump in the middle of a big pile of leaves...drinking coffee in the courtyard...planting pansies...making soups and stews...and just being outdoors without melting into a puddle where I stand!
I missed you all !!! I got worried about myself when I didn't even visit my favorite blogs very often- that is just not normal for me. I do have to admit to getting caught up in the StumbleUpon wave!!! So, when I say I have been stumbling around, I really mean it! I have the button on my toolbar, and I can't tell you how many times I stop by my computer and Stumble! It reminds me of a slot machine...so be careful, it's addicting!
I'm not much on photo-less posts, so here is a sneak peak that Mimi Bleu posted on facebook from my feature coming up in the holiday issue of Belle Inspiration. And, speaking of Belle Inspiration, have you ordered yours??? The fall issue (the first hard copy) is due out in just a couple of days and I am so very excited!!!! You can order yours at Belle Inspiration.
It is truly an honor to be associated with such a beautiful magazine. Thanks Mimi!
I consider myself fortunate to have found this incredible late 1800's European wall clock
~ It is exquisite if I may say so - the patina is crazy beautiful ~
I don't eeee-ven care that the clock doesn't work!!!