Sunday, September 26, 2010

Feels Like Fall!

It's been a great weekend! Finally the weather feels like fall. Saturday we picked out a mum and pumpkin and I planted pansies. The mum should be opening soon!
We also went to Dog Fest. It was quite a tangle of dogs!Sunday I went to Silver Dollar City with friends and rode every ride we could. There were hardly any lines, so we rode some things more than once. The weather was surprisingly cool, but we didn't mind.
What a surprise! A picture with my eyes closed - gee that almost never happens. Ha!
When I got home, I baked the first pumpkin bread of the season. Now the house smells so tasty! I don't love that fall leads to winter, but I sure do love fall.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Cider Days

You know it's fall when the fall festivals begin. Cider Days on Walnut is one of the first. It's usually still hot, like today, so it doesn't feel especially fall-y, but you know it's coming.
There are lots of things to look at...like Scarecrow Village.
And lots of dogs - some all festive! Do you think this dog is embarrassed?
Good music - Lost Hill Bluegrass who we have had the pleasure of listening to two weekends in a row.
And a big crowd, thanks to the beautiful September day.

Birthday Week

Because David's birthday and mine fall within a few days of each other, birthday celebrations can go on for a while. Last weekend we had his 40th birthday party, then I went to see Cats with my parents and Christina. David, oddly enough, declined to go. My dad didn't get that option, and I'm pretty sure he was jealous!It was a good show, and something everyone should see once. The actress who sang Memory was outstanding and there were lots of excellent dancers.On my birthday, I celebrated at work with a special lunch and some friends brought over pizza and ice cream so we had another little party. When David got home Wednesday, we went out for another birthday dinner. All the celebrating has been fun, but I guess it's time to get back to normal!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

Cute as a Bug on a Rug

I'm afraid that if you asked David what my favorite topic of conversation has been lately, he might say "the rug!" I have been just a leeetle bit obsessed with finding and buying a new living room rug. But now I can stop talking about it, as right here it is on our very own living room floor!
I'm very pleased with it - the colors are just right and the quality seems good. I hope to have it here for a long long time.
Okay, David. That's it. I promise that's I'll find something else to talk about. How about shutters? ;)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

BIG Gift

The hit of the party was a gift from our friend Todd - a giant camp chair. Do you see that grin? David loved it!
There's even room for two! It's comfortable, but a little hard to get out of.With 6 cup holders, you could plan to stay a while!The big chair brings out the kid (and Lily Tomlin impersonator) in everyone!
Even our tiniest pirate got to try it out!
I think we should loan it out for Christmas card pictures.
Riley wasn't too sure about it, but he settled in for a nap by Todd.

The big chair is one of those things you couldn't even know you needed until it arrived with a big red bow!

A Pirate Looks at Forty

David turned the big 4-0 on Friday, so we had a party for him this weekend. In case you aren't a Jimmy Buffett fan (although I can't imagine why not), he sings a song called "A Pirate Looks at Forty", hence the theme.
Some of our guests really got into the spirit, donning their pirate best.
Everyone seemed to have a good time, and I hope no one left hungry.
It was a beautiful September evening to sit outside. We were thankful for the weather - 34 people and one teeny pirate-in-training would have been a full house!
David even politely tolerated the singing of "Happy Birthday" though I'm sure it seemed like the longest song ever to him.
The giant chair in the background really deserves its own post, so stay tuned!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

And now for something totally different…

I came across this video while looking for something else. The initial shots of winding road first caught my attention but the sorrowful tune hooked me. Great shots of places that need further exploration.

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Ghosts in the Hollow from Jim Lo Scalzo on Vimeo.




Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Riley vs. Crockpot

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Riley the Fierce is a little like me in that he doesn't like things to be out of place. Anything new is suspect and should be approached very cautiously. This Crockpot was sitting on the island, which caused him to bark every few seconds to alert me to its presence so I moved it to the floor. I thought if it was there, he could approach it and see that it was harmless. I was wrong. Crockpot is still very frightening!

Monday, September 6, 2010