I know it's been a while since our last chat. I've done so very much since then! So much that I must share in increments all that we did. So consider this part 3 for October and then next I'll share all about the most wonderful November ever!
On the first really cold morning we've had (it was a Sunday in October) we headed north to visit with Katie and Samuel. Our kids had planned a feast for us. It was a gloriously sunny morning for a journey.
On the way home, we stopped at a farmstand and bought Winesap apples. Oh those apples were so very good. So sweet and crisp. We ate one right away and it left our fingers sticky with the natural sugar in it. Of course there were views on the way home as well. I won't share but one of those photos with you though.
Here are a few of the other sites that I saw that day. I love old courthouses and church steeples and old houses and crops in the field and probably I am just a sightseer at heart:
Well that was pretty awesome in and of itself. I think John went to work for a week after that visit and then...He had more off/vacation/off time! Katie came home one weekend somewhere in there and made us a delicious meal of Chicken and Dumplings. Very good! Halloween doesn't come to our home. We live too far off the roadways to get any trick or treaters here, but I enjoyed viewing the grand children in their costumes. We had a lamb, a tiger and a fireman in one home. In the other there was a fairy, a construction worker, and a punk rocker. It was fun to see the photos of the grands.
There was a bit of the standard stuff, you know, like grocery shopping and bill paying and housekeeping that went on too, but not so much as you might think, lol! I noted that autumn really made itself known but a few trees put on a show in October like this lovely Gingko across from the post office here in town:
Now I shall send this off and in a day or so I'll share another of our adventures with you...and isn't it high time I posted about my frugal weeks once more? I hope to be blogging a bit more often now that we're back to a normal routine.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all and happy shopping to those of you brave souls who have a love of Black Friday. For myself, I did my tiny bit of shopping today at CVS. I spent $29, used a $4 off coupon to bring my total to $25 and earned $26 in ECB to spend between now and December 22. I was pretty happy with the outcome of that transaction.
And a heads up. I'm having a dickens of a time with s*p*a*m comments of late. One post in particular triggered so many that I've put it in permanent draft form for now. I noted that Rhonda from "Down to Earth" blog mentioned the same in one of her posts recently. If I should go word verification you'll know why but for the moment I'm going to hope that putting that particular post in draft will help reduce the traffic flow of those pesky folks.
Now I am off to bed. I find that these mornings with John coming in from work seem to go best for me if I'm already up, showered and had a cup of coffee before he comes in. Otherwise I just piddle about getting nothing accomplished at all and tomorrow I have plenty of things I want to get done.