Sunday, October 20, 2013

Weekend At Home

We haven't spent a lot of weekend time at home the past few weeks, but with no plans for this weekend, we caught up on some yard work, doing some raking and trimming.
 It was a cool and sunny fall weekend - perfect October weather!  The mums and pumpkins are looking really bright.
 Sunday I spent a little time inside making pumpkin spice cookies...they made the house smell so good!

Parrotheads and Glade Top Trail

September and October have been so busy it seems like they have flown by.  Last weekend, we went to a fun Jimmy Buffett themed fundraiser at the Shrine Mosque.  The second band, Cruise Control, was great and we'd really like to see them again.
 On Sunday, we joined some friends for a drive in the woods on the Glade Top Trail.  The leaves were beginning to change, and it was a beautiful day to be outside.
 Views and days like this are why I think October might be my favorite month.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Monday, October 7, 2013

Fun Fall Weekend

It was a fun-filled fall weekend!  I took a vacation day on Friday so my mom and I could go to the annual Ozark Craft Fair.  There are fall fairs and festivals almost every weekend in September and October in the area, but this is one of my favorites.  Last year I bought a soy candle in a Mason jar, brought it home, and thought how cute it would look if I peeled off the label.  So I did and it did.  After lighting it, I liked it so much that I wished I had noted the e-mail address or the phone number on the label that was now long gone.  After many searches online and at other craft fairs, I came to accept that I would have to wait until Ozark's fair this year to restock.  I was glad to see the candle people in their regular spot!  Mom and I both bought candles, and I confirmed that I could call the couple who made them if I needed more.  Whew!  It's the little things in life that make me happy!

On Saturday, we looked at a house that is a little bit in the woods, but not too far from town.  It doesn't entirely fulfill our wish for more garage space for David, but we're still a little tempted.  I spent lots of time decorating in my head.  On the bright side, there is no charge for imaginary decorating, and it doesn't make you sore to move imaginary boxes!

On Sunday, we went to Farm Fest at the fairgrounds.  David seemed to enjoy pointing out all the tractors that he would need for the house that we looked at.  The house sits on just under an acre, so I think he must just want to play with tractors. :)

It seems not quite fair that the weekends can fly by so quickly!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Beautiful Fall Weekend

It was a great fall weekend in the Ozarks!  We beat the rain to Silver Dollar City on Saturday afternoon for the Harvest Festival and watched them make cedar shingles using the power from this old tractor.  As the dark clouds gathered, we decided to move on and were the only people on the bus going back to the parking lot.
 On Sunday while David worked on his camp trailer, I went with Christina and Heidi to pick up Christina's new family member.  Our drive took us right by the same pumpkin place where I bought neat pumpkins last year, so we made a detour for these beauties.  I think we could have happily filled the car even more, but we needed to leave room for our new passenger.
 Here she is!  She seems to be leaning toward Molly for her name.  See that tiny pink tongue sticking out?
 She was the best little rider in the car, quite content to hang out in her carrier.  After some towel chewing and playing with a stuffed bear as big as her, she settled down for a nice long snooze.
It was a very fun weekend, but it sure was hard to get up and go to work on Monday!  Guess that is the price we pay.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

New Kitchen Rug

I received some money for my birthday and decided that it was time for a new rug for the kitchen.
 I sent this picture to my mom when the rug arrived - it's me, saying, "Just what I wanted!  How did you know!?"
 It is a smaller version of the rug in the living room.  Same color and pattern.  It's much brighter!  I can tell that the living room rug has had some wear, but it still looks good.
It's been almost a year since we got new counters, sink, and faucet in the kitchen.  I still really like them all and wouldn't change a thing!  Thank you, Mom and Dad, for the new rug!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Early Fall Fun

 On the weekend of my birthday, I went to an auction with my parents while David had to work.  I texted David a picture of this very creepy jack-in-the-box.  Don't you think that would frighten a child?  I told David I was bringing it home. ;)
 These pretty peaches came from an orchard about 30 minutes away.  They looked and smelled delicious!  As I spent an hour peeling 8 peaches, I was thankful that I do not have to can food for my family to eat through the winter.  If I can only peel 8 peaches an hour, we'd surely starve.  Instead of canning (because that is not going to happen!) I put the pieces in the freezer to have for a cobbler sometime.
Tis the season for many fall festivals.  We went to a very small one at a local park where they have an 1800's homestead set up.  I thought the light coming in through this old barn was so pretty!