Happy October to all!
It is amazing to me that it is already October. A few short months and we will be in a new year again!
I hope this finds you well and safe.
We started the month warm! It has been rainy yesterday and will be again today. Temps in the low 70's. Trees are just now starting to get some color - not the big burst of fall yet - but starting!
As you might have read, on my special Update post - Adi is home and doing so much better. Yesterday afternoon I got to go (in spite of rain) to my brothers and had a cookout with them. I got LOTS of cuddle time with the 3 youngest baby girls in the family. Layla - 6 months, Remi and Adi! It was wonderful - nothing like baby snuggles. Adi is kind of stand-offish with most and she and I had a grand time. Lots of bouncy horsey knee rides - Auntie making lots of noises and Adi laughing the whole time. She kept trying to 'feed' me her fingers!!! LOL Then she snuggled against my chest with her ba-ba for a good hour or more. Remi had a ball collecting things from grandpas garden to feed the bunnies who live under her place house at home! She would come over and show me what she and gpa had collected and jabbering up a storm! Layla let me hold her for a good half hour before she decided she wanted Mommy.
It was a wonderful afternoon with family. Adi's Mommy and Daddy said to send their unending THANKS for all the prayers.
I have a bunch of volunteer cherry tomato plants coming up in pots!!! Some have gotten to about 18" tall this week. Crazy. I have tried to winter tomatoes before and never had luck - so it is a shame they came up now. My impatient plants are still gorgeous.
The New England aster started blooming.
I am not sure what to think about the squirrels and birds. Usually they would be eating tons this time of the year. Not this year! Wonder if there is another big source of food. I know the squirrels are eating walnuts - they bring them here to de-shell! Whatever, it is saving me a little money for now.
My very quiet week:
- I made a batch of "mounds" brownies and gave half away
- Stayed home all week - no shopping
- Picked about 15 more tomatoes and 2 cucumbers!
- Aired out the house a lot this week. Only used AC on 2 afternoons for an hour or so
- Cooking from what I have on hand.
- Did a bunch of yard work: Cut back the grape arbor, cut back all 'out of control' climbing roses, deadheaded lots of flowers, pulling weeds....................
- Doing all the normal stuff we all do
- Cut a bouquet of asters and a rose
Meals this past week:
Leftover mashed potatoes and beef with a salad
Tuna patty, mac n cheese and salad
Spicy chili beans with hotdog added and potato puffs
Sausage/egg/cheese sandwich and sliced tomatoes
SNACKS - brownies, apples
How was your week? Did you all get any deals? Getting your fall on? Give us a shout out and let what you are up to. We get so many ideas from each other!
I pray you and yours stay healthy and safe. Again thank you for keeping my family members in your prayers.
Blessings from my humble little home to yours.
Grace to you and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Thessalonians 1:2