Monday, September 22, 2008

The First Day of Autumn

Every year, at just about this season, I have a strong need to hunker down with a cozy fire, some good friends, some new recipes to indulge in, and a day free of laundry and housecleaning. This year, in order to accomplish all of those goals, I invited my buddies to come over with their "work in tow" so that they could sit in my living room and get all of those loose-end scheduling, paperwork, laptop work, etc, etc, done. We had folks working on their planners, folks organizing recipes, folks working on online scrapbooking, and yes, Amy was even doing faxes from my house.
I made a ton of high carb, high calorie food (I've taken the last three days of from my heavy-duty discipline, it's been fun, but tomorrow, I'm back on track) - and it was delicious. I did build a fire, it's been awesome hearing the wood crackle - and more people showed up than I thought, which was great. I ended up having Lisa Q, Lisa S, Susan, LINDA!!, Steph H., Amy, and Nancy over for different parts of the day. I wish we could do days like this every week......


Family O'Foxes said...

What a great idea! :)

Did you enjoy the game on Saturday? I didn't go (just my husband and son went). I did watch it on tv while I shredded and recycled papers.


Growin' with it! said...

thanks for including me stephanie...i walked away realizing i needed some moments like that to relax and kick back...more than i though i did!

so fun.

HollieHobbie said...

How fun! I think I'll do the same. Especially since it is beginning to feel a little like Fall now.
Where'd the kids go or were they all in School?
Wish I was there to participate...and of course I am assuming I'd be invited.... ;)

Colie said...

that sounds fantastic! I will store the idea in my brain for future use. I don't think it would be as productive at my stage of life:-). Perhaps your cold is a welcome to fall as well:(. Sorry! hope to hear better news tomorrow!

StephieAnne said...

Of course you'd be invited, Hollie.

And, yes, Amy - did enjoy the game - although it was quite bittersweet. Thomas is the new QB to watch, that's for sure.