It's been so hot and steamy here. I went out to set up this vignette in
my yard on the old glider and forgot to spray on some insect repellent
and within moments I was covered in mosquitos and "noseeums".
Where is fall? Certainly not here in South Texas. Those nasty old
bugs did not deter me from pulling out my vintage thermos, wicker
picnic basket and my Rose Chintz cup and saucer. Creating a Fall
vignette is about as close to Fall as we get around here.
While watching the Cubs and Indians play the final game of the
World Series last night, I saw something move through the windows
of our family room. It was a possum! They visit us from time to time.
Thankfully Bentley was sound asleep in a chair and did not notice.
The game was a nail bitter for some, but I don't bite my nails, I
pace around the house instead. I could not sit still. I was so tense.
Then the rains came and the game was delayed. I hoped that
during the delay, the Cubs would regroup and gather up their spirit
and win for all of their devoted fans ....
AND THEY DID!
It was an answer to a lifelong prayer! After 108 years, the Cubs
finally broke the curse and won the series. I am still pinching myself.
There is something so grass roots, so American, so apple pie about
baseball, and today so many fans are celebrating in Chicago and
around the country. And as for me, I may still be wearing shorts and
flipflops and spraying up with insect repellent, but today is a glorious
day and I could not be happier.
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley