Wednesday, October 22, 2014

something spooky this way rides...

I finally got something put up for halloween...

the new clown guy...
and he's riding around the yard...

but right now he's parked by the roses...
which were still blooming...
we finally had a frost last night, but not a hard one...
will have to go out and see what got hit...
no, I haven't been out there yet today...
too much to do in here...
and Craig had to be at work at 1, so we had to hurry up and get the chores done this morning...
less than 5 hours to go for DH to get home...
he was in a pretty good mood last night and wasn't so tired...
;0)
I don't like him grumpy...
hope you are having good days...
this month is flying for me...
thinking about Christmas already...
making lists and will be getting my shopping on soon...
I really don't mind November and December...
its January, February and March that get me...
once Christmas is over, we could head right back into spring for all I care...
at least if Christmas was at the end of winter, you would have time to make so many things for presents...
and then maybe we wouldn't mind being inside so much...
and think off all the dinners and parties...
but, no one asked me when they were setting up the calender...
;0)
off to ramble somewhere else!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

HO HO HO...

well, it has begun...
our first toy donation for the toy drive...
our senior living facility had a car show and the entry fee was a new toy...
we got some very nice toys...
we got a short drive in, too...
those photos are for tomorrow's post...
so stay tuned!


Monday, October 20, 2014

mums the word...

finally...
after days and days and days of cloudy...

we have a sunny day...

but we have spent almost all of it inside...

doing things like this...

and this...
been working on the living room...
the room that took the hit when we started doing the painting and sorting and moving...

and here's the answer from yesterday's question...
and no one got it right...
:)
mom got snoopy for me at Christmas that year...
1978...
he was $20 and we saw him at Fisher Big Wheel...
they had just built a store on the edge of town...
and we shopped there a lot...
it was a lot like Kmart...
but on a smaller scale...
we bought clothes and shoes there...
table clothes and napkins...
purses and fun stuff...
I think I even got my winter coat there that year...
well, off to put away a pile that ended up in here...
;0)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

home alone and the play room...

found this at Goodwill on Friday...
love throw pillows...

a tub I was putting things in to give away...

but wait a minute...

found my song book of songs for Mothers...
and framed it...

and I had to get a clock Friday for the room...
so this all went together...

the card DH gave me for our 30th anniversary last month...
framed it, too...

now, we also picked up Patches and brought her back home...
she has a long journey ahead of her...
because she found her new mommie...
Debbie at Lakehouse saw her here...
and fell in love...
we are working out transport arrangements for her to travel from me(central Illinois) to her(Michigan)...

I also brought four more home on Friday...
for only about 10 days...
the lady who was taking care of them went on vacation...
when she gets back, I am done for the year...

and you find the darnedest things when you are sorting and purging...
my grandma took this polaride of me when I was 16...
it was in her basement...
can you guess what I'm resting my head on?
come back tomorrow and find out!
gotta go feed the babies again!
hope your weekend was a good one...
;0)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

country roads on a rainy fall day...

the colors are finally starting to come...

we are still over 50% green...

and the trees are taking turns dropping their leaves...

this may be out longest fall, ever...

but I did take a break from the chaos here...

and DH got off early...

so we took off while there was still some daylight left...

they say the rain is over, but its still a very dark day again...

it was 46 yesterday when we were riding around...

a bit chilly with the dampness...

sweatshirts and jeans...

sneakers with socks...

I am even wearing gloves out now...

my fingers and hands just ache when they get cold anymore...

so much going on in this world...
so much bad...
its nice to have a peaceful place to live...
grateful that we live here...
in a small town...
where the only gunshots you hear are from the driving range...
and the biggest thing in the paper this week was a dispute over a lawn mower...
;0)
wish I had the details of that one...
but I suppose I will sooner or later...
news gets around fast here...

taking a down day today...
DH and Craig both have tomorrow off...
so we are going to Paris...
and hitting quite a few places...
and doing lunch out...

have a good day...
and may you see all the blessing around you...