I was originally thinking of making a fruit cobbler.
- I had some apples purchased on sale, and a few peaches that had been ripening in a bag for a few days.
- I thought that I could pick up some blueberries at the store to round out the cobbler. The blueberries in the produce department were $4.00 for 4 ounces.
- Never mind! In the frozen section, I picked up a 12 ounce bag of a berry mix, consisting of blueberries, raspberries ( black & red ) and strawberries, for far less.
- I froze the berry mix and a few days later when I was in the mood, I made fruit medley pies instead of cobbler and I made the right decision :)
My oldest son lives in St. Louis now. He’s an engineer and as a kid he was always creating something out of legos or modeling clay. As a young adult, when he went on a beach vacation, I recieved pictures of an enormous and quite ornate car, made out of sand. So I was not surprised to see a picture in my phone of a “Creeper” from Minecraft, that he spent 20 hours making out of paper, cardboard and modge podge for a friend’s son. I am sure that he was quite happily reliving his childhood while doing that :)
Awhile back, I posted about the fairly tame bluejay ( HERE ). The saga continues. He will either call to me, or I can go out and whistle for him and he’ll show up right away. He will continue to land close to the kids as well now, as long as they sit still. This thrills them to no end. If you are tired of my bird photos, here’s an alternative :)
Halloween : Aside from the little kids, my big kids still dress up sometimes. Last year the youngest was a gorilla and scared my grandson to death. One year the middle son delighted his kids by dressing up as Scooby Doo. The year before that he was Mr. T. for a grownups party. The oldest spent 1/2 year a few years ago working out like crazy at the gym and working on some gladiator costume for an office party. This year I brazenly stole my niece’s photo from Facebook. Her younger sister did the makeup….how pretty!
I can still remember shopping for baby dresses for her! I was so excited to have a little girl to shop for. By the way, those ears come from her dad’s side of the family, not mine.
Halloween was dreary, cold and rainy here. The next day was quite cold and windy…though at least we did not get snow like some of the Southern states. WAIT…something is wrong here. WE are supposed to get the snow, not the South :)
Nevertheless, it’s time to face the depressing fact that any days of quilting or reading in the wicker chair on the front porch are gone for now and I’ll be huddled up on that lounger by the window for the duration of the winter, catching the natural light as best I can.
It’s a bit difficult to move indoors initially. I am not sure if all of you might relate to that but some may understand. During gardening seasoning, nice weather, etc….I move through the house but don’t really live in it so much. Now it’s time to once again.
Outdoors, even with a 30 degree temperature this morning, some marigolds and the sweet alyssum are still blooming. I also discovered an echinacea blooming under the tall grasses by the back porch. Everything else has been picked for a last bouquet. I picked the zinnias that had buds on them though I don’t know if they’ll open and bloom in the house or not. Time will tell! :)
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