Monthly Archives: September 2014

Fall Season in under 20 minutes…voila! I have the power to do that…

DSCN7986I decided this morning that I was going to put in storage (one box) the summer decorations and bring in the fall motif out from the same box.  I have all my seasons in two boxes, one for summer and fall, and one for Christmas.  I am kind of a magician.

As you can see, all I need is the scents and sights of fall…roasting nuts…pumpkin patch, a bit of a cool chill in the air…some trees turning their leaves…and some sweaters all ready for performance.

Not so!  Not here in the Florida Peninsula…high today 84 degrees, humidity at 100%.  It could be worse, so I am definitely a very happy camper making my magic act, and converting my tiny apartment into a display of fall in full splendor.  Need to light up a candle or two, with pumpkin, or apple pie scents.  I have two big candles in dark orange tones, so let the fall festivities begin.  Which festivities are those, you may ask…well…I don’t have the foggiest idea yet, but I am working on it.  Remember, I am a magician…


Hope you have a wonderful time decorating your digs, just as I did mine.  Hopefully some of you will have the real deal.  I am not complaining at all.  Just that I enjoy my humidity and all luscious green vegetation all year around.  The colors?  I took care of that.

Your Happy Contessa

“I am glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”  L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables.

It’s All About L O V E……


I am in love with LOVE!

I saw this little printed on canvas sign at a store today, and it stopped me right on my tracks.  What can I tell you…I am in love with love and…let’s leave it at that.

After reading quite a few books that mention that people who have a love interest, or in other words, are in love or are loved…they live longer.  What!!!!!  Need to get me some love.  Like a pill or a vitamin.

Does that mean that I have to give up my peace, quiet, my independence, my freedom and most important…half of my bed?  Don’t think so!

So I have decided to choose someone from my not immediate circle, zero in on someone and just fall in love with this guy.  It is very convenient, if I think about him, I get all mushy inside, butterflies in my stomach, etc., etc.  You know, all the goodies that go with being in love.  So it is like…love on demand.  He does not have the foggiest idea about this crazy woman madly in love with him, but as long as it works for me, what do I care what he thinks.  Of course, this kind of fictional from outer space version of love has its side effects.  I am here drooling for someone who does not even know a thing, and then, well, it gets complicated, very complicated.

Here I am, feeling like a little girl over a boy, but the problem is I am in my after-everything that happens to a woman when she hits the sixth decade plus.  It is a sight to behold and a story to listen to.  You are.  I am most grateful that all of you have very patiently been listening to all this stuff for over a few months already.

Well, going back to the sign.  Yes, I know it says about two people falling in love, but this is my story, so I bought it, a new shower curtain, new rugs and a few other things to revamp my small bathroom into a mini spa.  Now every time I go in there…I am forced to think about this pretend boyfriend.  Maybe I should take that sign down.  This one-way relationship is getting on my nerves, but it is fun and it makes me smile.









Here’s my work-in-progress mini-spa.  It is my special little space.  Notice the sign on the wall.

It is all about laughing, having fun and being in…LOVE!

Your very Happy Contessa

“Being in love is the easiest thing to do.”  Moi