Friday, October 31, 2008

Scary clown night

so far 3 scary clowns... what's up with that?

Happy Halloween!

I'm here at the house WAITING for kids.. 1 kid so far. The fam is at Grammy and Papa's to trick and Treat on that street.

Here.. I think I am the ONLY house giving candy out.

Regardless.. I have good candy and if only a few kids show, more for me!

Happy Halloween all...while I eat the Rolos...

Friday, October 10, 2008

Embroidery project

I tried my hand at embroidering last week and it turned out pretty well! I just a simple looping stitch and did it in 2 colors, a cream and a smokey. The hem is variant on the same stitch.

I really liked doing it. I just need better base materials.

Apple picking

Originally uploaded by melblackrose
I'm just getting around to this now. Erin and I went apple picking last weekend at a lovely farm. A real farm. With turkeys, goats, cows and dog. And a real barn. A working farm. And the apples were incredible. We were actually able to PICK the apples. In years past we had gone to another farm and well, lets just say the apples were less than appealing and we ended up buying them already picked. At this NEW farm, you picked until you were done, got them weighed and you can take as many as you want!

We came away with 43 lbs of apples, 2 pumpkins, 6 gourds and some cider for hubby. $34! That was it. They also had the most beautiful antique pumpkins I'd ever seen. The regular pumpkins were also perfect. I'm serious. These pumpkins were round and had very few blemishes. They looked like storybook pumpkins.

I wish I had bought more but there was no way I could do it with just me and her there. So 2 was the limit.

antique pumpkins

All in all, it was a wonderful day and would share an apple with my girl again.


Wednesday, October 08, 2008

off duty

I don't like taking sick days. The work piles up and my job doesn't really allow for it sometimes. Today, I just feel like poop. I am throwing in the towel.

I have a cat and a couch and TV. I'm done.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

What a day

We had a lot planned for today. First was dance practice at 9 am. This is weekly so its expected BUT we added a fun filled day of Apple Picking and a Demo today.

After dancing, we hit the road for for Lockport to go to a local farm to pick apples. I fell in love with the place! It was a real farm. We came away with 43 lbs of apples, 2 pumpkins, 6 gourds and some cider for hubby. $34! Thats it! Half the apples were for my mother-in-law so after a quick stop there, we were home to change to go to the Penn Dixie site. They do a Pirate thing every year and our SCA group offers a demo (thrown weapons and fencing). The catch - its a Pirate theme. I got to be a Pirate and so did Erin... she was a Pink Pirate. I also threw for like an hour straight.

We JUST came home.. 9pm.. I'm so done... and it was cold so nowI feel like crude. She's passing out on the couch. My turn soon.