I should really be cutting back the worn out hostas and those gorgeous hydrangeas -- wow, this was the year for them! -- but the hits of color outside are most welcome right now. Most of the leaves have fallen and the street is starting to look wintry.
The leaves on my espalier crab apple tree will soon fall, too; love that color play on the house while it lasts! I think I'll string lights on that "framework" for the holidays again this year. There's a 10-foot length of fresh garland on order for the front porch, too. Skimping on that this year (though I don't do it every year, anyway -- fundraiser from the son of a coworker this year and I don't need a wreath); we'll see how it works out.
In the "ISN'T THAT WEIRD?" department: I forgot to drink coffee yesterday. Ali was over just after noon and I was yawning like crazy while we were chatting. I apologized and said that I didn't know why I was yawning so much and DH offered that maybe it's because I didn't have any coffee. OMG, I said, I DIDN'T??? I DIDN'T!!!
I got a whole bunch done on Maddy's sweater today during the football game -- finished the decreases on the back and made it about half-way through the increases! Not ready to make any guarantees yet, but I might make it by Thanksgiving! Contemplating a little break, though, because I really HAVE to get Addison's Christmas stocking done!