Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Brrrr... it's getting cold

The weather has turned cold. I walk at 6am every day and it is dark and nippy! We are expecting warmer air tomorrow and Friday so the kids with have a great trick or treating day.
I am anxiously awaiting an email from Mommy Holly with the name of my swap partner. She came up with a wonderful idea for a Holiday Swap - Sparkle and Glitter! My package from the Hot Drinks apron swap should arrive any day.

Christmas is sneaking up and I love all the planning and decorating that goes along with it. Last weekend was my favorite holiday show. It is always the weekend before Halloween and I have been going with the same friends for about 20 years. Each year I buy less, but it is still something I look forward to and enjoy totally. My daughter mentioned going downtown soon which is something we do every year around Christmas. She misses a day of school, we leave early and return late. Just the two of us enjoying each other.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

a glorious October weekend

We attended the wedding of a close friend's daughter this past Saturday. The weather could not have been better - high 70's and sunny. The bride was breath takingly beautiful as was the entire event. Lots and lots of fun thanks to great food, fun friends and a spectatular band.

Sunday I decided to decorate for Halloween on a very small scale. It's the taking down and putting away that I find daunting. Many of the gourds I grew were attacked by a vicious, white worn. The ones I saved are gracing an outdoor wall hanging and look very festive. Not to be discouraged, I will try to grow a more productive crop of gourds next year.

I put my fall apron swap package in the mail this morning. Now it is on to the Sparkle and Glitter swap from mommyholly and two other holiday swaps for which I've signed up. Swaps are so much fun. The only problem is that they get in the way of more important things I need to do - like clean the house!

Friday, October 3, 2008

I'd Like to Introduce Myself

This is my first post and I am a little apprehensive about blogging. Other blogs I've read have been so interesting and colorful and fun. I feel like I have nothing to contribute to this network of amazing women. That being said...

I am the mother of two great kids. My son is a college junior and my daughter is a high school junior. My husband of 37 years has provided me with the luxury of being an at home Mom for the past 20 years. I LOVE to bake. It is my source of relaxation. And when I am not baking, I enjoy making things from paper, wood, fabric or whatever else catches my eye. Oh, and reading blogs and joining swaps. Must remember to take pictures of everything and learn how to post them.