Friday, September 23, 2016

Happy Autumn!!!!

   Autumn is finally here! I've got my non-Halloween decorations out and the place is looking very festive! Once October is here I will get the witches, jack-o-lanterns, and ghosts out. I've been working on cutting down the jungle that was once a flower garden. After a couple weeks of humid and rainy weather, the weeds just completely took over everything!
   Well, I was quite busy over the past week so I haven't gotten on to do any updates. Last Friday night was my hometown Homecoming. Its been (Gasp) about 15 years or so since I've been to the parade and game and a few things have changed! The high school updated their concession stand and bathrooms, as well as, put in a new walkway/ramp up to the stadium seating. The parade was disappointingly lacking in school spirit, however. There were two floats made by students. One was from the youth football team and there was just one from the high school students. I remember when each class built a float and the parade had many more participants. I guess its just too "geeky" to show school spirit anymore. The game was a loss, but got to spend some quality time with friends.
   Saturday was my birthday. I really don't care to celebrate my birthday much anymore but my husband surprised me with some "tie-dyed" mums and a romantic card. We took a day trip around the Eastern/Central Michigan. The forecast had called for rain but it actually turned out to be a really nice day! We stopped a large sporting goods store and a cheese shop in Pinconning. I scored on some cheese boxes that I will find some project for and we got some samples of specialty cheeses to snack on. We drove north up to Tawas City and stopped at a park near Lake Huron to eat our cheese. Since it was so nice out we just took a nice long loop though West Branch and Houghton Lake back to the freeway home. Of course, it wouldn't be Michigan without some road construction, but luckily, it wasn't a problem.
  Sunday we spent the day clearing my husband's hunting area at my parent's property. Not my favorite thing to do, but I got to use the weed-wacker lol. There is a nice little oak grove coming up through the bush! By clearing around the small trees, hopefully they will grow nice and strong in the next decade or so.
  This week, I've just been clearing out my gardens and working on daily chores. We had planned to go away this weekend again, but there are just too many things to get done before winter gets here! Insulation needs to get put in our front den, the woodshed needs to be built, the portable carport moved, and, wood to be cut, split, and stacked! There are a lot more projects, but, hunting season starts and my husband will be focused on that...
  As for my focus, I need to get ready for a craft bazaar in a couple weeks! I don't even know what I am going to bring yet! I have necklaces and pocket knives for resale. I have lots of wood-burned and painted signs made that I plan to bring too. I was hoping to get some holiday items put together but time has just crept up on me! It doesn't help that on the weekends, we've been binge-watching The Walking Dead every chance we get! Now our fall shows are back on this week too! Thank goodness for DVR!
  Check out my Instagram account (linked on the upper right) for photos of our adventures! Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to get things more interesting soon!

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