Thursday, September 30, 2010

On the Corner

Our little town's Autumn decorations - on most corners  foddershocks decorated with Indian corn and a scarecrow were placed on the light post.  Some corners even get a couple of bales of straw thrown in for good measure.  A huge pot of yellow chrysanthemums is next to it.  Very festive!

The town is getting ready for the hordes large crowds of people who drive through our town to get to the Pumpkin House.   The Pumpkin House is in the next town, and will be decorated with over 4000 carved and lighted pumpkins.  I love to go by the house often (at least once a day from now until November 1) so I will be blogging about the pumpkins ad nauseum or until someone shouts STOP!

On a fabric-related note, I was sorting out fabric that was at least 18 years old, carefully deciding which pieces I just had to keep.  Eventually, I decided to chuck it all.  Oh, no..not throw it away, but give it away (except for the piles of 2" squares that I had carefully cut at one time, thinking I had the patience to sew them together.  I still don't have that patience, so I did toss them.)
Trying to lighten my load, footprint, whatever one chooses to call it.  Mostly, cutting down the amount of flotsam one can collect over 20 years in one house!  I already feel better mentally about ridding myself of unused and unwanted stuff.  Now to stay in this frame of mind and 'Be Calm and Carry On!' with my Fall list of chores to do.

A few tense hours today, Berkley the  puppy was scheduled to have his surgery today.  The foster parents were expecting to hear from the hospital at noon, and at 2:00 pm still hadn't had a call.  Finally, they got the call that Berkley was doing well, but the surgeons had a problem threading the catheter through to the heart - it broke!  It was removed and the surgery was completed successfully, thank goodness!  He comes home tomorrow, and we can't wait to see him:)

Oops, I've written a blog post.  Sorry about this folks!


Daryl said...

Love 'hearing' you ... and I love fall and pumpkins so you wont hear stop from me. Excellent news about Berkley.

Mental P Mama said...

I love it all;) Hugs to Berkley.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Happy news about Berkley!
I love fall decorations! Halloween is my favorite!

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

I'm so glad that Berkley's operation went well after that first glitch. That one made me flinch! His kitty friend Victoria is adorable and he looks like he adores her.

I can't wait to hear more and see pictures of the Pumpkin house. 4,000 pumpkins! My husband said if we put 4,000 pumpkins in our front yard they would have to be piled 3 feet high. (He's all into mathematical calcs like that).

Your disclaimer cracks me up by the way. Not true or I wouldn't keep coming back, but very funny. Give Berkley and Victoria a puppy love hug for me and have a great weekend.