Monday, October 11, 2010

One A Week.....

My friend, Julie/Julia had a good blog today. She is trying to get one project a week done. I think that is a good goal to strive for, so I asked her to make a pac with me for each of us to do so. I am waiting to hear back from her, but if anyone else is interested, let me know. I will come up with some kind of incentive for whoever accomplishes their goal. As for this week, I am on vacation. I usually take this week off every year due to the Columbus Day holiday, and I stay home and piddle-as my mom says. I have a couple of dr/dds appointments, and one day I am going to Gran's house to sit and stitch with her and some other ladies I know. I am really looking forward towards that. I have a bunch of honey do's to get done also. I was hoping for cooler weather, but I am thankful at least it is not in the 100's. My family is really enjoying meals that they love me to fix, but I don't have time during the week when I am working, so that is good. I also get to take nice morning walks by myself, just to clear my head out, and I miss that. It's too hard time wise when I am working. I started taking Zumba classes twice a week at night, and I love it! I feel so much better, once the soreness and stiffness is gone! It's a blast! Well, off to get some stitching done on a project. Have a great week everyone!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

A Special Day

Today was a very special day. Today, I got to be a part of a special celebration, in honor of my BFF's mom. She recently passed away, but she would not have wanted anyone to be moping around in sorrow, so the family planned this wonderful day of celebration at their house. Great food, great friends-new and established, and a warmth that was felt the minute you stepped inside! There were stories to be to shared, pictures posted all over to be looked at, beautiful things that she had made with her 2 very talented hands! This was the first time I had been a part of a celebration, and it was a great experience. Colleen-please extend my gratitude and thanks to you and your family, for being thoughtful to include me. Your family is extremely giving and very easy to be around, I left feeling like I was a part of your family. Your mom would have been very proud of each and everyone of you, and in fact I know she was smiling down on us he whole time. My daily thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, forever! I love ya, Lucy!!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

It's Pumpkin Time!

Today, hubby and I made our annual pilgrimage to Davis Ranch in Sloughouse. It you read Kim's Big Quilting Adventure, this is the same place that she and Gran went to. I had teased Kim that she purchased all of the pumpkins they had, and asked if there were any left for me. She assured me they did. Well, she was right. Not as much as they usually had, but enough for us to make some great choices for our home. Halloween is hubby's favorite time of the year, and he really enjoys selecting and designing his pumpkins. He makes pretty elaborate designs, and really thinks the design through before starting. Me, on the other hand, looks for unusually shapes and sizes to decorate our porch and plant shelves out front. I also enjoy picking out a few extra pumpkins for my mom and her friends, and then takes them over one afternoon and help them carve the pumpkins or draw on the outside of the pumpkin. I do enjoy their faces when they do this. When we were there, of course we had to get some of their world famous corn, white corn to be exact. Our son prefers white corn, so to keep him happy we bought a bag, 24 ears, enough to last him for a couple of months, hopefully. We also got some fresh green beans, bell peppers, cauliflower, tomatoes-red and green(to fry of course!!), apples, and onions. I fixed some corn, green beans, and sliced tomatoes to go along with our grilled chicken tonight. Hubby said he felt like he was eating at the Walton's table! Tomorrow, my BFF-Colleen and I are making our annual trip to the Lodi Street Fair. I will take my camera to try to get some shots. In the meantime, welcome to Autumn, the 2nd most wonderful time of the year!