Monday, September 21, 2009

I Haven't Dropped Off the Earth

I have been doing some (not much) reading and looking at tablescapes, but haven't had a lot of time. Our life has changed drastically during the past month. We have had two of my nieces since the end of August and will probably have the oldest (11 years) in a long term guardianship. The other sister is seven and will probably be going to her daddy's after this week. My youngest sister (their Nana) just moved up North at the end of July and this is breaking her heart since she can't be here for them. However, we are standing in for her and are hoping that we will be granded the temporary guardianship of the oldest.

We have been in a flurry of activity around here making room for them and transforming a bedroom to suit a Tween and the younger one, too. We finally have that taken care of and the girls have settled down to a routine. It seems there isn't time for much else besides school, homework, cooking, washing and spending time with them. We will get back to Playing Dishes, but at the moment, that has taken a back seat.

The girls are very excited about the upcoming holidays and wanted to go all out for Halloween. I had been planning a Boo Bash this year, so we have been in full blown plans for that costume party. I have been thrifting (got to have some ME time---LOL) and have picked up some amazing, cheap props and Halloween decor. I have spent countless hours working up my Halloween notebook like my Christmas and Thanksgiving ones and have started a Halloween blog, too. Our Boo Bash will be the Saturday before Halloween and will include mostly adults, but also some family and close friends' kids.

I have never really been into Halloween, but got excited about a Boo Bash last year. So, this has been in the slow planning stage for about a year. We will have themes for the front yard, front porch, each room in the house, the screened porch and the backyard. It is shaping up to be a ghoulish good time.

I just wanted to drop in and say hello and to let you know I will be back. At the moment, I just don't have time or energy for setting a table outside of the basics. I think we will probably slowly move back into this with some spooky and creative foods and tables in October. It will be a good way to involve the girls.

So, see you soon. Stop by the Haven Haunt for a visit. It is listed in the sidebar.


  1. It's nice that you can be there for the girls. When you get back to it I'm sure they'll have fun playing dishes with you!

  2. It sounds like you certainly have your hands full! As exhausting as it is, it also sounds like loads of fun!

    Don't worry about us, we'll all be here when you are ready to come back!

    I'm gonna pop over and check out Haven Haunt!


  3. A Boo Bash sounds like alot of fun.
    God bless you with lots of energy.
    d from homehaven

  4. So nice to hear from you! We had a niece and nephew (8 and 3) visit for a week and I was exhausted, so I totally understand! The boo bash sounds like alot of fun, can't wait to see what you do. Have a wonderful week. Kathy

  5. With young ones in the house, you will have some new things to blog about! Te Boo Bash sounds fun and will give your niece something to help plan and look forward to. Have a Happy Fall!

  6. Beautiful post!
    I hope everything works out for all involved.
    Your Boo Bash sounds like lots of fun and I'm sure it will bring joy to your niece.
    God's Blessings to you all!
    All the best,

  7. You will be busy but what a blessing for your nieces! Enjoy this time! I hope to see your Boo Bash here sometime!

  8. Funny I was looking through my list of people I follow and thought I hadn't seen you in awhile and when I clicked on your name up came this post! Glad I did I might have worried if there was no word!
    Hugs, Lisa

  9. Glad you are back.8-)
    Happy fall

  10. Wow it sounds like you have your hands full. I am looking forward to your holiday theme parties. It sounds like it will be loads of fun. I hope you will be able to make it my fashion show on October 22. Come share your 'little black dress' with us. The details are on my sidebar and in my 'Tea and friendship Tuesday's' post. I hope things settle down for you soon.

  11. Hadn't heard from you for awhile and I just checked in. I see you will be away for awhile. Good luck to you and your family.

  12. I just found your blog. Quite a big going on in YOUR life!!! anyway think I'll stick around because YOU sound like a lot of fun!! GOOD LUCK, and BTW halloween is my FAVORITE holiday, wish I still had kids at home to make costumes for!