"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least." ~Goethe~

26 October 2009

Enjoying the color...

This weekend was intentionally kept at a slow pace. No need to be in a hurry. Just took the day as it came to us. The only things that ended up being planned was dinner in the crock pot for the day and then wrapping some of the windows in the house to keep the drafts out. Yes, I have dinosaur windows. One day they will be replaced. But at least that didn't take too long.

Late in the afternoon yesterday I was drawn outside to enjoy the leaves that are still on the trees and feel the wonderful breezes that were blowing around.

I noticed that the little piggy friends needed to be gathered up and be put away for the winter. They have a few cracks in them that will be patched over the winter and who knows, they may even get a whole new color tried out on them for next year.

They really are having too much fun out in the leaves. :)

This morning was wonderful. The girls suggested that after breakfast there should be some hot chocolate consuming going on. So I obliged. A most wonderful idea!
Then there were lessons up in my room today. Just so the girls could see the pretty leaves outside on the trees and watch a few here and there dance to the ground as they fell.
And of course, more hooky business to be had this afternoon. Pieces are being stitched together...
and edges being added.
I must tell you that there mistakes have been found in this pattern also. Not worth going on about. I had to come up with my own way of making a few pieces so that they would look normal when finished. Does anyone proofread patterns before they publish them? I'm starting to wonder about a few.

I am having issues with FedEx today. I'm expecting an order that I placed with a company near the beginning of the month and I still don't have it. There were issues with it getting out on time and now it's taking forever for FedEx to get it across the country. It doesn't take nearly two weeks to get something from Ohio. Maybe being that it was free shipping and went the standard way FedEx doesn't care how long they take. If it would have shipped with the USPS, I would have had it last week! So whenever I do get the package, I will share with you.

Off to go get dinner going. Something easy today, Taco Soup. I'll share the recipe next time. I forgot to write things down so that I don't forget something when sharing. The girls are waiting patiently to put some pumpkin cookies in the oven so they can share with Dad later.

Tomorrow will surely be a blustery, chilly Fall day. 45 for the high and 40mph winds with rain. I'm thinking today may be the last day the leaves will be on the trees. So we better enjoy them as much as possible today. Cross your fingers that PE is cancelled and a warm and cozy day can be spent at home. I'm crossing everything I can (without falling over and hurting myself) ! :)

Till next time!! Have a FAB day!


  1. Don't you just love the autumn leaves? So sad they are here one day and gone the next -- or so it seems.

    You're such an amazing woman, Kar. How do you find time to do all the things that you do? Incredible!

  2. It's going to be 90 here today! I would love to have nice cool weather. Have a comfy day!

  3. I am seriously thinking of moving to your place. I love the scenery.
    And yes, patterns are supposed to be proofread...
    Good luck with FedEx, I always thought Spanish was the only snail mail.

  4. Hi Karrrfeeeee!! I wrote a big fat juicy comment and lost it because your word verification was delayed and I already x'd out of the comment box when I saw it pop up!! So frustrating!!

    Love the fallness and those delightful little piggies!!

    My Mom used to always find errors in patterns, so it's been happening a long time!! Like you, she just rewrote the pattern!!

    Have a lovely Friday and weekend, my friend!! Always fun visiting!!
    Love ya,

  5. I can't believe I haven't visited you this week. Our youngest was looking for marshmallows yesterday to have with her hot chocolate. I guess I have to put them on the list now that it's hot chocolate season.