I’m so happy you are here.
You’ve made my entire week.
My friend Laura from Finding Home Farms put together a little fall tour today.
I’m throwing open the door to the farmhouse and showing off the kitchen and the family room and fluffing the pillows and picking the Captain Crunch up off the floor and filling the sweet tea glasses.
Let’s get this party started.
I had the most incredible weekend.
I traveled to North Carolina for a local show and had a once in a lifetime hair day and waved to the mountains and drove through a tunnel and my heart is full.
So I wanted to share a little joy with you today.
I wanted to do something a little different.
Of course. 🙂
I mean, a tour with pumpkins and cotton and reclaimed wood and galvanized metal and vintage wood floors is amazing.
But a tour with a story?
It’s so much better.
Here’s a fun story to read while you’re touring. 🙂
I was singing a little School House Rock in the car the other day.
I totally was going all old school.
I sang School House Rock before I ever looked for fall decorating ideas on Pinterest.
Before I ever tweeted. Or facebooked or periscoped or instagrammed.
Before I ever used social and media in the same sentence.
The chatter in the car was at full volume all around me with heated discussions about why 3-D movies were so much better and how school lunches didn’t have any salt on them anymore and that fall break was almost here and that the first amendment to the constitution guaranteed the right to free speech.
And quietly to myself….
…I started to sing the preamble with choreography.
We the people (hand twist)….
….in order to form a more perfect union (head bob)….
….establish justice (lobster claw) ensure domestic tranquil…..
My voice trailed off as I suddenly realized there was complete silence in the car.
No one was talking.
Three sets of eyes stared at me in complete and utter astonishment.
“Mom,” my son said in a whisper. “How do you know that song?”
“School House Rock?” I laughed. “Everyone knows School House Rock. We used to watch it all the time on television when I was your age.”
“You did?” he said. “Really? I didn’t even know they had television back then.”
I think he was actually serious.
I think he meant it.
He actually thought we didn’t have television.
Did he think I came over on the Mayflower?
We might have not had Twitter or Facebook or Pinterest or Instagram or cell phones.
But we knew our way around a good set of rabbit ears.
And just as I was about to prove that I had a television.
A television with programs. And channels. And remote controls. And School House Rock.
Just as I was about to sing an entire verse of “Conjunction Junction what’s your function?”
I heard something from the back of the car.
A voice piped up that said, “Of course they had television when Mom was little. Right mom?”
Ahhh…at last…someone had my back.
Someone who knows how young I am.
Someone who recognizes that I know all about cell phones and DVR’s and computers and looking for fall inspiration on Pinterest.
Someone who doesn’t think I was there for the signing of the Constitution.
And then the little voice from the peanut gallery located in the back of the car added, “I mean…they had televisions. It’s just the screens didn’t have any color….
….that happened way later.
I guess it’s just you and me, George Washington.
We Constitution signers have to stick together. 🙂
I hoped you enjoyed the tour and the story.
And now here’s some amazing fall inspiration from these incredible and creative bloggers.
You can click on each of the buttons to take you on their tour.