It's that time of the year....

It's that time of the year....

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Believe it or not…

Last year the leaves were never raked and I had leaves up to the door jam when I opened either the front or back door last winter.  If you click on the pictures you will see what the bright sun did to them.  Anyway, I am glad it is done because I had to actually use the snow shovel last winter to clear the leaves away from my doors.



It is a bright sunny day in the heart of Illinois.  the temp is 34 degrees.  I have been to the post office and to Kroger.  Crowds both places.  I mailed my overseas Christmas cards and a few that I had ready here.  I have quite a few more to do but I will get to them over the weekend.  I have one more doctor appointment tomorrow and then no more until the 16th, 22nd, and 30th of December.  I am on yet different meds and I am praying I don’t get any side effects from them.

I need to get busy on house cleaning and perhaps I will do that over the weekend.  Maybe my TN Twin will fly up here and give me a hand.  I am deciding how much of my Christmas decorations to get out.  I don’t have the room here that I had in my house.

I hope you all are having a good week.  Stay safe and be happy!



  1. Hi Beth,

    I decided it was high time I got started on Christmas too, so have started to post cards and have bought a few presents and at the weekend, I think we will put out a few decs.
    I hope you stay of horrible side effects from your meds.

    Hugs Nita

  2. Yes hopefully you won't get side effects from the new meds. Keeping my fingers crossed for you!
    Blessings, Joanne

  3. visiting for the first time. it's a good thing to meet another blogger. keep up the good work.

    moreover, i am also feeling the arrival of the Christmas season over here; Christmas songs, decoration, etc. i can't wait to see the D-day

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  5. Re the deleted comment: I must still be half doped up from those terrible meds because I had your blog and your twin's open at the same time and somehow managed to post my comment for her blog on your post! DOH!

    I usually let Mother nature take care of my leaf raking in the hope that all of our leaves will blow into the jerk across the street's yard. If that doesn't work I fire up the mulching mower and run over them. It's not as satisfying as watching the jerk rake but it is good for the lawn.

  6. Bill doesn't rake leaves here, he mows them. I must say, it's a lot easier. I'm thinking about putting our Christmas decorations up this weekend. Maybe I can get the kids to help me! I hope so. Keeping my fingers crossed that this med does the trick for you. Take care.

  7. I sure hope you don't get anymore bad side effects and the Dr. gets it straight.
    I don't send cards anymore, but I'll put out our little trees.

  8. Yay! No leaves!!
    I haven't even mailed my international Christmas cards yet. I better get on the stick! ;)
    I hope the new meds don't give you a lick of trouble. Have a great evening, Beth! :)

  9. I really hope that you don't get side effects.
    Just keeps it up your day Beth, hopefully Carole's
    will come to helps you.
    I wish I can visit you too....
    Please take care.

  10. OH NO. I need to mail the overseas ones!!!!!!!

    Oh, and I would love to help clean. I like cleaning, can you believe it?


  11. Glad you get a break between doc visits. Perhapsy your TN friend could come up here when she's thru organizing your house. This one needs it too.

  12. I'm thinking about the decos too....same temps as you....and thinking maybe I'll wait til next week, as I like to leave them up til after my birthday, which is Epiphany...the 12th Night.

    I was gonna do it today, but decided on a nap instead...:)

  13. Enjoy the Christmas season, Beth. I can imagine your home decorated and nice sweet aromas of baking. I have been ill for 5 weeks so am just starting to get around again, but Jim is ill now. It was a mean long lasting bug. Anyway I am hoping I can get a bit of decoration out in the next day or so. I helped a friend make decorations today that her cats can't hurt. And I returned to choir rehearsal tonight so things are improving. Be well with those new meds with no side effects this time. Bertieblue

  14. Hello dear Beth!
    Here I have started a bit of Christmas decorations no.
    It does not get as much as before, when the children were small.
    It can not be bothered as much now.
    Hope all is going well for you.
    Wish you a nice second Advent.
    Take care

  15. Pulled down the bag from the rafter shelf containing James' winter and holiday attire. It's amazing how much dust grows up there in a year! Thinking about making him a new holiday scarf. 20° here this morning and sun is out! Great day! Hope you will feel fine in the days to come.

  16. You're lucky the leaves were blown away from your place. I hope whoever did it---picked them up as well---so they don't blow back! Here we have to rake them up---the blower doesn't hold a candle to the wind itself! Great that you are able to get out and about this holiday season. Enjoy all the lights and spirit of the season---wish it could last all year long (like it should!). Have a great day and know that you are blest.

  17. I'm pretty bad about Christmas cards and such. If my wife doesn't do them...I never would but on the bright side I got our Christmas stuff up record early this year so perhaps I won't get a lump of coal in my stocking! I also did sweep out our patio from all the leaves that fell before we got our first good snow it can just bring it on!

  18. Hi Beth I do hope you don't any side effects from your meds. Those leaves I have swept and swept they are just about everywhere. I think at last the tree's out front have stopped falling. I pulled out my little red Christmas tree , which just needs plugging in Yay! Hugs Sheila and Wile-e xx

  19. Makes for quick clean-up. Don't laugh but I use our leave blower for clearing the snow off the deck if there is not to much and it is light stuff. Woooosh and it all goes flying off. So beats brooming or shoveling it off.


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