I have been enjoying the charts from the new JCS Halloween ornament premier issue ... I understand we have Sue Hillis to thank for nagging the editors into instituting such a project. Fall is my favprite time of the year and Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I have such fun decorating for the season: I bring out all my owl and raven and crow and pumpkin decorative objects: candlesticks, folk art and stitchery. Then, I light candles scented like spiced pmpkin and mulled cider. A cup of tea, a good book or an interesting stitching project, settled in such a cozily autumnal nest ... does it get any better?
I am working diligently on La-D-Da's Smell My Feet ornament and I have Raise the Roof's Boo Whoo ornament kitted up and then, it's on to the Miribilia Halloween Faerie, also kitted up. So, I have plenty of autumnal pleasures ahead. And, I will be needing it. The new assistant I hired to help out during program hours [15 hours a week] was unable to start work yesterday due to a recent hospitalization for pneumonia ... since her full time job is also in education, the poor woman is beside herself feeling guilty about being out of commission at a very busy time of year ... as if she could help it. I wish her a speedy recovery for her own sake and for mine ... I'll be putting in plenty of overtime this week doing all the tasks I had planned for her as well as everything that's on my own plate. Oh, well, at least I won't be bored and when Josephine does come to work I shall value her all the more.