Autumn in New England

Happy Autumn, y’all! What a beautiful fall we are having this year and such a treat to divert our attention away from these very uncertain times we have endured so far. I hope you are all safe and sound and keeping busy, active and having some Fall fun! I know some of you have been a bit depressed with being home so much and some of you have even gotten sick, but I hope you are thinking positively and on the mend. I truly hope that some of my shenanigans will help cheer you up!

All summer, I have been restoring the six-over-six windows in my 1860 home and I am almost finished with them for the season. Next year, I will only have two windows to paint the glazing on the outside that I have done this year, along with completely restoring the last two windows! Whew!

It is never easy to do such projects in between work and play, but being on lock down meant I had more time to devote to it, but I am so glad to only have two left as it seemed there was no end in sight!

Along with all of that, I have been busy playing with my new wood burning craft tool that the kids gave me for my birthday. I have made a few gifts for my family so far, which I won’t post until I actually send them out, but in the meantime, here are a few pix from my practice pieces so far…

My return to work at Nespresso has been successful even though we are not allowed to brew coffee samples! Such a bummer, because a coffee or latte is so nice to enjoy while you are shopping, and it makes it so much more enticing for customers to buy a machine. We have had some pretty good sales and holiday season is upon us, and I am so ready to have some fun selling a great product that I actually own and use every day.

And my monthly blog post would not be complete without a walk around my gardens to show you what springs up overnight around here, along with a fall foliage drive home from Scituate last Sunday. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!