Monday, October 22, 2007

It’s Monday--- the attitude is in check and I’m ready to tackle the week. Lots of good rest this weekend. The weather was even in the upper 60’s so Ransom and I got out a lot. My geraniums are even budding out again; it’s been so warm. The high today is only in the 40’s so the flowers may be short lived.

I pulled out the winter clothes and put the summer ones away. Don and I—well mostly Don--- finished painting my new fabric cabinet. I’ll have to post a picture soon. Saturday night I was lucky enough to host a group of teenagers for pumpkin carving. Good kids and lots of fun.
We built a bonfire and roasted marshmallows. I think Ransom got as many as the kids. Chelsey had her last regular season football game for cheering. I think this is the first time since her senior year began that something tugged at my heart, “Gosh--- this is it…” No more cheerleading, no more pumpkin carving… But she promised she’d come home from school next year and carve a pumpkin--- I’m holding her to it.

Chelsey needs a Halloween costume this year, so I got the fabric for it this weekend. Pictures will come soon.

Thanks for Marcie--- I’ve an autograph copy of her new pattern.
I have to give my self “the talk”, because I want to start cutting fabric for this right now. Her instructions are great, detailed, and easy to follow. If you don’t have this one, contact her and get it soon. I’m using it as motivation to complete things I’m working on now, so that I can start it.

What I’m reading---
It’s an “Upper”. I worried that it would be a Day in the life of a wife of a football player, or just basically “not good”. But I recommend this to everyone. She shows a lot of courage in this book. She's incredibly strong. I read this and sit back... where does her strength come from? She lets people know that her faith really got her through it all. She went through something really tough and went through it right in front of the media. One of those things you think-- "This can't happen to me.." But--- it can. Breast Cancer is the real thing.

Gratitudes-
Porch Swinging weather still around
Pumpkins
Five kids in my Sunday School Class yesterday.

13 comments:

Joanne said...

Looks like the kids had great fun.
That pattern looks really interesting -- I love patterns that have a strong diagonal line that forms from the different blocks.
Did you see Deanna Favre at the game a week ago -- promoting breast cancer awareness? I was impressed -- I think I'll pick that book up too.

Juliann in WA said...

Pumpkin carving - how fun! I just heard about that book this weekend. Enjoy your week.

Darlene said...

I just heard about that book, as well and need to pick it up very soon!

Nice to 'see' you!

Marilyn R said...

Your new pattern looks like it would be fun to make - cute! Don't worry about not having the fun of pumpkin carving parties anymore. Just think of all the great memories you will think about whenever you see a carved pumpkin!

Dawn said...

Oh what fun it looks like they are having! The last days of fall! And I have that pattern on its way to me! Don't you just love it!

Doodlebug Gail said...

Oh wow, look at those kids! What fun and I'm so glad to read that you consider yourself lucky to have hosted them for the weekend. What a great bunch of young adults they must be.

Marcie said...

Looks like you know how to throw a party! I haven't had a roasted marshmellow for ages. What fun! You can actually roast them over a kitchen burner if you get desperate enough. I had to quit that for obvious reasons. So glad you like your pattern.

Libby said...

Looks like a fun pumpkin carving party . . . did you save those seeds to roast (or maybe plant a couple in the garden next spring)?

de vliegende koe said...

A special pumpkin carving night, I’m amazed by all the fun you have preparing for Halloween!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Looks like the kids were having a good time. I miss having all my sons friends over here. They were here all the time and now it seems so empty sometimes without them.
I'll have to buy that book. Looks interesting.

Clare said...

Gorgeous photo of the kids. They were certainly have a good time. Roasted marshmallows - yum!

Anne Heidi said...

Looks like they had a ball! Your new pattern looks great- nothing like something new to get a move on older projects :)

Colleen Eskridge said...

I can't tell you how thoughtful I think what you share on your blog. Loved the pumpkin for the surgery patient from work.I found it hardest when our youngest was in senior year...knowing that part of his life was coming to an end.made me sad a bit.Know what you are feeling.Think I saved more programs from activities from that year than his first!Colleen