Thursday, November 3, 2016

Shorts, Flipflops and Mums

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 ....


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


  1. Lovely photos and flip fops and shorts and the Cubs won ~ Wow ~ a 'red letter' day (as they used to say ~ Love your Yorkie ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a week of your choice ~ ^_^

  2. Still wearing flip flops here too. Go Cubs!!

  3. Congrats on the Cubs winning, Susan! I don't follow sports, but I saw online that a guy predicted their win years ago in a high school yearbook quote! then I was hoping they'd win.

  4. I'm glad your team won. After my divorce, I swore off sports because at that point I was sick to death of hearing them! It's still hot here too. Maybe fall is no longer coming to OK and TX, I don't know. Luckily for me, mosquitoes, etc., will land on me, but they will not bite me for some reason.

  5. Glad your happy and feeling good that your team won... Nice feeling.. i'm a Giants girl from San Francisco.. I think my grandpa liked the cubs... Its been so long I can't remember forsure, but it seems like it... I despise thise darn critters them and the raccoons tear up my garden turning stuff over messing up my ground cover etc.. Have a blessed evening and watch out for thise mosquitos .. With love Janice

  6. The last game was sure a classic!
    Lovely fall is unseasonably warm here, too!

  7. What a huge day for the Cubs! I can only imagine how ecstatic you were. We are still warm here enough for shorts and flip flops!

  8. Your tea is lovely! I have been noticing the noseesums too! I have never seen them like this fall. But, I think they have all gone now! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  9. Lovely fall vignette and I'm glad your team won, Susan! Thanks so much for linking up with Vintage Charm :)


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