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

19 September 2011

Autumn flair...

Finally getting around to adding some Autumn flair to the inside surroundings of this place.
Back to more sewing!  :)

12 September 2011

Weekend happiness...

I woke up with a bit of a pep in my step yesterday.  Strange really because the last few days before I really had no ambition at all for anything.  So I kept positive and kept saying it's going to be a fabulous day.  The other members of the house did not share my enthusiasm especially since I was up, opening windows, and zooming around with my peppiness at 6:30am.  I finally made the decision around 8am that I was going to the store so that the rest of the day could be spent doing whatever I wanted.  No one else moved.  Then 8:15ish I heard the sound coming through the windows that I knew would get the peeps out of bed in a flash.  

Hot air balloons!!!
I nearly got knocked down as the peeps were stampeding for the door.  Better yet, this one was landing in our neighborhood!  I have never seen people move so fast to get dressed in all my life, except for when I was in basic training.  I was mighty impressed.  There may be hope for these people after all.
 So around the corner from the house it landed in an empty lot.  Pretty awesome.  We haven't had one this close to the house in years.  They sat for a few minutes so all the neighborhood peeps could get a look at the basket, etc.
 Then it was decided that due to the number of goat head weeds on the lot that it was not the best place to deflate and fold the balloon up.
 So off they went to find a better spot to land.  After talking to the chase crew we found out that the owners of this balloon also own our other favorite balloon, the BSU balloon.  Awesome!
 After everyone was wrangled back into the car, I made an executive decision that we were going to the store right then and there.  Being I was the one driving, no one was changing my mind.  Almost like the balloon was sent to us on purpose.  :)  That is what I'm going with.

Once home the ever popular water the garden plants was tackled.  Not like there is alot.  I wouldn't even call it a garden.  This year sucked in the vegetable producing area.  But at least I got some teeny tiny carrots to nibble on.  With a bit more to come.

 Glenn picked some of his jalapenos and made homemade stuffed peppers.  I have to admit that they were pretty good even if I'm not a huge pepper fan.  How can you go wrong with cheese, bacon, etc.  He now has plans to pick up bags of them at the store next time.  :}
 After all the picking and snacking was finished I finally completed a hat for little man and started another for the other little people of the family.  I'm not going to recommend the pattern because it was poorly written and worst off I wasted $3.99 on it.  I ended up having to improvise through out the whole pattern.  How do you have 9 stitches then the next row you are suppose to double your stitches and end up with 20 stitches?  Little things like that eventually had me winging it.  Drives me insane!
 But at least Little Man looked fabulous in it when he came over in the afternoon.
 After all that modeling and then eating, etc. he was tuckered out and had to take a nap.  He is just the cutest when he sleeps. 
So now it is back to working on the other hats that must be completed.  Good things there are left overs galore for dinner today.  Funny how that works out, huh!

10 September 2011


Another wonderful evening to go to our favorite spot to watch the sunset.  
Listening to all the bugs singing their songs.
Hearing yips from coyotes on nearby hills.
Feeling the wind gently passing by you.
Even smelling the slightest bit of smoke in the air from a fire north of us had me remembering all the smells I love to be around when hiking in the mountains.
Pine and juniper.
Wonderful smells.

A most wonderful way to end the day.

07 September 2011


Wow, two weeks since the last post.  I just don't know where the time went.  There's been alot going on around these parts to say the least.

*Getting things in order to start lessons with the girls.

*Many talks about our yearly Fall hikes and where we should go this year.

*Plans for trips to the orchard for yummy apples.

*Watching little ones crane their necks out the car window just to see how the pumpkin patches are coming along.

*Waiting for the perfect night to camp out in the back yard.

*Star watching and spotting the Milky Way while laying in the front yard.

*Little people waking up extra early the day after the fair closed so their treasured ribbons and items could be picked up and brought home.  One person took all her blankets off her bed just so she could sleep with her most loved blanket.
 *Waking up very early one morning to head to the park downtown with Little Man so we could get
our yearly fix of the balloons. 

 *Enjoying a night at home with family and friends while watching our favorite football team win their first game of the season.  Then needing a sore throat drop afterwards because there was a little too much yelling going on during the game.  :)

Alot going on while anticipating the first signs of Fall to come our way.  I've even broke down and made fresh, yummy cinnamon rolls several times already because I just couldn't wait anymore to have that smell filling the entire house early in the morning.  The anticipation of the new season to come leaves a smile on my face every morning while I go through the house and open up all the windows so that the cool breezes can find their way into the house.  

Now if I could get a handle on that every growing "To Create" list there would be a bigger smile on my face.  Will that ever really happen?