Thursday, August 16, 2012

Wake up! Wake up!

Dearest Blog Checker:

Due to popular demand (well, maybe)  I am finally back at school, back to blogging, back to life as I'm much more familiar with!  I have spent the summer in a bit of a flurry.  Mom and I worked at cleaning and skirted the entire house with floor scrubbings, drawer clean-outs, and wild sorting and pitching.  Most of the time, we shuffled a bit of this to another (to be cleaned out later) drawer...

However, my lovely bedroom has begun to emerge as a place to at last ....  of all things...  sleep!  I have some nice fragrance oil burners, a sweeeeet coffee table arrangement, and lovely new PURPLE sheets my mother bought me for my birthday.....  couple that with sweet scented linen spray and soft music...  Well, you guessed it.  I made it so cozy I really didn't want to get up and out this morning...  Can you believe that?

However, my room at school is the most changed!  Really...  You cannot imagine the impact on young people when they walk in and discover 20 hardwired desktops lining their walls...  I think they might have to install a guard to keep them out!  haha...Well, I may be dreaming...  but hey, I like that kind of thing.

You haven't seen any pictures of our yard and flowers....  and you won't.  Our whole outdoors crisped and burned early this summer with the series of 108 degree days and the total lack of moisture...  We have received the total of 11/tenths of rain since April 23....  and it shows dismally in all our flowers, dying shrubs, trees, and soybean fields....  Summer 2012 was a bake oven, and more and more people are sharing my devotion to Autumn!!!  Converts abound as we hope for fall mists and long, lazy, rainy days.  Our fingers are still crossed for some semblance of a bean crop, but we aren't holding our breath...

My school year looks like a lot of fun, and my textbooks line the room waiting for new owners, new interpretations, and new life...  So, without further ado...  I bid you welcome back to Oatmeal and Whimsy, a nest for the soul...  Have a wonderful weekend!

Welcome Back from the School Fairy!


W. Latane Barton said...

Those poppy dishes surely did catch my eye. They are great. Hope you have a good year with all your school activities.

Becky K. said...

Woo-hoo....Here you are!

Fall is coming...quickly. Yay!
So sorry for all of the drought and heat you've endured this summer. We had record 90 plus degree days, I think...but good rain amounts so we are ok.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations for having a productive summer (although too bad for the drought) and for getting back into a new school year! Best wishes to you and your mom, and have fun! Love from Ellen in CA