The kids and I arrived home from Illinois today a little after noon (Andy had to come back last night due to a prior commitment).  I have to admit that I am emotionally drained and exhausted.  It took about all the energy I had to unload everything and unpack.  After a shower and a short nap, I awoke to Andy and Laura working on finishing the outside Halloween decorations.  The Kassel family graveyard, ghoul, and spider webs have returned for another year.

This evening, I spent some time making smaller flower bouquets and placing the flowers and plants from Mom’s service around the house.  I still have one large arrangement to place, but I have no idea where to put it because it is so big.  Most likely, I will need to take the flowers out tomorrow anyway because it is in a water block.  The flowers and plants do look nice around the house.