Hello my friends! Time sure has been going by quickly. I cannot believe it's October already. September was slightly busy around here. My two oldest children had birthdays on Sept. 27th and 29th. I'm feeling a little old when they turn 15 and 12, lol I am enjoying my every other day of having no children at home. Some days I just don't know what to do with myself though. I have to turn the radio on just to keep myself company. I have been puttering around painting a few things that I have picked up here and there. We really haven't had alot of sunshine lately so my front door is still not painted :( Maybe this weekend?? I have been doing some more decorating for fall, hopefully I will get a few pics up. Today I decided to make some homemade apple sauce with apples from our ancient apple tree. Usually this tree doesn't put out very good apples anymore, but this year they looked pretty good and were big. Of course when I was picking the apples, our horse Hobbins came running over to the fence looking for a treat so I had to give him a few. Now he comes over daily for an apple treat. Anyhow, my kitchen smelt really good today with apples and cinnamon, yum! And of course I got extra bored so I made a big jar soy candle scented, yep you guessed it, baked apple pie. Talk about getting hungry after my morning, lol.
This weekend id Thanksgiving weekend in Canada. I am so looking forward to cooking a turkey, and a ham and all the fixin's. Maybe I'll bake an apple pie too, and I want to make the pumpkin crunch recipe from the APP magazine, it looks so yummy! Being since it's a long weekend, we decided to "winterize" the house as well. We were asked to go in a family dinner but we have so much to do around here that there just isn't time :( We have to caulk and put plastic around the windows, fix the area around the doors to keep the wind out, split wood etc. and the list goes on and on. The other night it was really chilly so we started the woodstove... oh how I missed the smell of woodsmoke and the warm heat that it creates. I wanted to curl up in the woodstove room to sleep but somehow I don't think my rotti Jasper would like that too much since it's not a huge area in the first place. Maybe when I get that room fixed up I'll put a rocking chair in there and stay cozy on those cold winter nights!
The leaves are turning colors early this year and are all over the ground. So very pretty! When I was a child, we used to collect leaves and press them in between 2 pieces of wax paper with shredded crayons. My mom would iron them together and we would make placemats for Thanksgiving dinner. With so many leaves on the ground already, I think I might let my kids do that this weekend, keep them occupied, lol as well as being creative!
There are a few auctions coming up in the next few weeks that are local. I'm hoping that my hubby will take me to them, fingers crossed. I've never been to one before, but these ones look interesting and who knows, I might come home with something :D
Guessing that's about it for now. I hope each and every one of you is having a fantastic week and if I don't get back here by the weekend, have a wonderful weekend and to all my Canadian Friends, have a safe and blessed Thanksgiving Holiday!
many hugs, Trish