Saturday, November 7, 2015

We Did Do Halloween

Actually, Missy Bugg and I did Halloween several times over.  Two weeks ago we did Gramerly Night at Mom's harvest festival, then last week, wow-zah, was that just last week, seems like a month ago, we went back to Mom's on a Thursday for Trick or Treat.
But earlier in the week I enjoyed Autumn Playdate with four wee ones.  We made fall necklaces- a good activity for a cool and blustery fall day.

 A Little Kitchen Witchiness was at work when Bugg returned last Thursday and made her own French Toast for supper.

 We enjoyed some pomegranate beads.  This fruit is endlessly fascinating to me.  An orb of tiny jewels, yum.  I stand in such awe of all of God's creations.
 After supper, we headed to the party at Granny Wandy's.

All these frightening characters and chickens belong to her. We made a good show.
 It turns out Mom is not going to be the odd one that takes to a move in her elder years like a duck to water.  Oh no, she ain't loving it.  So. Very. Hard.
Now, a one bedroom has opened up, so we have to move her again.  If, when given the notice that the room is ready, she isn't moved immediately, the she will be charged for both rooms.  Really?  Most of your clients have a small army standing by to move them at the drop of the hat?  Really?  I'm working hard here to not say something very ugly. I strive to keep ugliness out of my blog and FB posts, but guess what? It is traipsing out of my brain, to my lips and having a tug of war trying to get out my fingers.  Behave!
Okay, back to my love - sweet babies.
So, on the actual day, Ol' Mother Hubbard hosts a big affair and I walked right off with treats and Texas Fudge and no camera- ugh.  I told Rae she had to redress the boys for Playdate so I could get their picture.  It was fun evening, yummy chili, great fellowship. I so appreciate Mother Hubbard's hard work along with her sidekick SuZQ.
Bean and Bugg had other plans, but Ceece was so sweet to run them by to get their treat and for me to snap their picture.  Lands, I remember all those years I would dress three kids up and run them all over creation to see all their people, not just on Halloween, but on Easter and Christmas.

I LOVE HATE this picture. I love their beautiful smiles, but have mercy, look at that man child. I think he's grown six inches since summer and I can't stand it.  This was before Bugg got her eyes on. Maybe Ceece can add a picture of their gorgeousness.

So, here we are again, Veteran's Day week. My school kidlets are working so hard to celebrate our vets.  Me, I'm struggling.  Since Kaye made her departure this week four years ago,  there has been one thing or another going on that stretches my time, energy and emotions during this week. Likely I'll do a program all morning, have a faculty meeting, go move my mother's again and then have my teacher evaluation on Thursday.  Woot, Woot!
I hope your week is full of autumn loveliness.


  1. Your Halloween season was long but your trick or treaters sure are cute! Must share a pomegranate story. When I first moved to California at the age of 12 the neighbors all had pomegranate trees and the neighborhood kids introduced us to Pomegranate Wars! Played out in the street and guaranteed to stain your clothes!

    1. Have mercy, I bet you looked like you'd been in real war. I've never been anywhere they grew locally.