Tuesday, September 4, 2012


How was your Holiday Weekend?

Hopefully it was filled with good times, tasty foods/beverages, swell friends/family, and all that makes a sometimes challenging life worth it.

I arrived back to my beloved Baxter, in L.A., on Saturday evening and we began prepping for the festivities. I wasn't hosting the Labor Day grilling this year, a friend was, but I was preparing to be a great participator in the BBQ bounty. I over brought dessert.

The week is now upon us and like everyone else, the question in my head is, how is it that we are at *HalloweeSgivingMas* almost already?! It's too fast. Too fast, I sayeth.

Every year without fail I think that next year will be different. That somehow more time will be added to the calendar and I'll be able to treat each Holiday with the respect it deserves. Clearly that isn't happening, thanks for nothing imaginary calendar adjustment bureau. But still, how am I surprised? Hearing friends talk about Fall and all their Autumn plans is awesome, it's my favorite time of year, but it makes be anxious. Pumpkin Spiced Xanax Latte anyone?

It's not like I didn't see it coming. I saw it, waved to it like an old friend you see across the street on your way to the post office, and a few other errands. You want to stop and catch up, but if you don't get to drop off that bill before last pick-up it will be considered late, and then you'll also be arriving at the grocery store just as the check out lines get really long. Plus, you need to get back home before...You get the idea.

So, as I say good bye to Summer and awkwardly prepare for Fall, I am slightly less anxious about wrapping up this year than in the past. Why? I don't know. I'm just rolling with it.

Oh, and btw--some new angelo:HOME stuff is on sale at Fab for the next few days. -angelo


Beth said...

"... thanks for nothing imaginary calendar adjustment bureau" made me laugh.

How inconsiderate of them.

Happily, fall colors don't seem to really show up until November these days, so you'll have more time to notice the season.

dstoutholcomb said...

I have been looking forward to Autumn until I took a fall on Friday and ended up on crutches. lol. Tried abandoning them today and paid the price. It's my favorite time of year even though I'll turn another year older right in the middle .

I just need a better Autumn than last year--although, a lot of what I suffered through last Fall (kitchen repairs) ended up with me meeting you--so I guess it all turned out for the best.

Pardon me while I drool over that Harlow chair on FAB. It doesn't match anything, but it is in the right Fall colors.

Please don't tell Baker Beth, but I bought some Fall decor at the end of July! It would be displayed right now if it weren't for the tumble down the stairs.

angelo said...

That Sucks! The fall down the stairs situation, that is. Soooo sorry. Get better soon and I won't tell Beth.

Beth said...

Hey, Denise, if I could have fall all year 'round, I would! Good for you for buying fall decor in July!

Bummer about the crutches. (Though, as I kid, I always wanted to have occasion to use a pair. Never happened.) But yay for a fall birthday and here's to turning another year older. Sure beats the alternative.

Hope you're up and about, crutches-free, soon.

dstoutholcomb said...

Angelo--Thank you! Enjoy life in LaLa land for a while. Hope the new store is very successful. You need to get on Open Sky, too.

Beth--Thanks for the early b-day wishes. You can send me a "virtual" baked item in November. lol. Alive is definitely better than the alternative.

Tried crutches-free today and that was a mistake. I think ~1 more week may be in order, though I go without inside the house.


Beth said...

Denise, what day is your birthday? Are you a Scorpio or Sagittarius? Perhaps November's Cookie O' The Month should celebrate ... us! (November birthday-er here, too.)

angelo said...

Denise, Yes---when is your birthday? Beth, when is your B-day? I should remember, but I do not. I remember nothing. Except that dessert should be had. Oh, and wine.

Beth said...

Always dessert and wine. Always.

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