The week has flown by faster than a witch on her broom across a full moon. I've been making food for various Halloween gatherings. Yesterday our Church had it's "Truck or Treat" fun night for the kids and adults. It was a potluck and also a dessert contest. I can't resist that challenge.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
In one week October will be done...I can't believe it! I do love this time of year. The final bits from our garden are in.
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Saturday, Jack and I took a little ride to Amish country to visit a store that we hadn't been to in a few years. It used to be a quaint hardware store that served the Amish in Kidron. Well, the English also shopped there and soon it became a tourist stop. It held all kinds of unusual and old fashioned as well as modern conveniences. I had heard that it had expanded and boy has it! Probably about 3 times it's original size. So has it's prices and I never saw one Amish person inside. I'm sure they have found another spot to buy hardware! It was very busy on Saturday and it still housed many of the items I was used to seeing. If you can't find it at Lehman's Hardware folks, then you don't need it! Come and browse with me!
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Tonight I organized a little scout outing that gave recognition to some of our boys who were moving out of Cub Scouts and into Boy Scouts. I'm the leader of our 11yr old scout patrol. I have one year to work with them and help them understand Boy Scouts, and advance in rank from Tenderfoot to Second class. Our Church group hadn't had a crossing over ceremony in many years and I just felt we needed one. It's the opportunity of getting the young boys out to get to know the older scouts and get the feeling of belonging to the troop. Hey, any excuse to be outdoors in the Fall and smell a lovely campfire on a beautiful evening is a good one!
Thursday, October 8, 2015
I'm getting more on schedule with my walking. I'm trying to put some miles on my tennies after work each day. Daylight is fading earlier. By 7pm it's too dark to walk in my favorite place...the cemetery. Hitting the trails there before heading for home is my goal. I kept thinking that Fall was taking it's sweet time this year. The weather has been glorious with only a few days of rainy and cold. I'm enjoying the mild temps and the blue skies and this week I've noticed that the trees are finally getting the message that it's October and time for leaf peeping!
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Friday morning, bright and early, Jack and I took off for an adventure. A 10hr drive to Wisconsin for my niece's wedding. Betsy is my youngest brother's daughter. It was a trip that we really felt we should take and after changing our plans because of my work schedule, we settled on the long haul for this quick trip. The weather was great and heading farther north brought out the chilly temps! The leaves were just starting to change. We were able to meet up with my sister, Mom, and 2 of my brothers at a rest stop.