Things to tell: Bad one goes first – it’s been like a war zone at our place from the road construction and paving. We had a horrible night of noise this week. Unbelievably, they paved that doggone road in front of our house from 1:30 am to 4:55 am. And I kid you not when I say I think Hitler invaded the other European countries quieter than this activity went! In all seriousness, you had to yell to be heard in the house – at 3 am! Glen and I really did reflect on how chilling it must have been – and still is — for the many families worldwide throughout history who, when they heard thunderous noise like that, it wasn’t a paver truck but invaders in tanks. So frightening. We only lost some sleep – not our lives — and it looks like they are nearly done.
Hi mom! Hi dad! My parents are now rooted in their beautiful home in the sunny state of Arizona for the winter. It’s not a bad life when you get to be in our beautiful part of the world most the year and that beautiful part of the world for the rest.
It was pumpkin time in flower town last night when five of us girls headed to a pumpkin class last night. Loads of fun!
Mom and I did this last year but since she and dad have headed south, I had to find me some new recruits. Never fear! My sisters and Tea said yes and we got to add on our cousin Ann since she was in town as well. In fact, in the end, there were 22 women in this popular class taught at the community center near my house by a local florist and her talented mother.
We had a ball! Basically when you get there you are all set up with a pumpkin and a bouquet of flowers and greens. Then you “gut” your pumpkin and place a tub with a floral sponge in it full of water and start poking in the flowers. Well, that’s how we would go about it but they help you learn how to start with your greenery and build up a pretty base before you place your flowers. And then you see how dividing the flowers makes for more color. The best part is that most the bouquets have pretty much the same things in them but somehow every bouquet turns out a little different — like you can see in the pictures above.
I was gracious and said that others were better but as you can clearly see mine was the far superior bouquet here. : ) Ha! Mine was really going so sadly that the florist came over and “coached” me on it! In the end though, I’m quite happy with it and more than that the five of us had an excellent fall time. It was even a warm beautiful night out. I was ready to hit a haunted house and go trick or treating!
Lastly, its World Series time. I don’t think Glen even cares much about either team and he’s still taken over the TV! Hope things are a little easier at your house!