Sunday, October 19, 2008

The October Chill - Halloween is in the air!

Happy Sunday, October 19th. The three pictures above are from last week. Ted went out to get some pictures in the area we live to send to Aaron in France. We are truely blessed to live in such a wonderfully beautiful place. Now, the weather is crisp and clear, the deciduous trees are starting to shed their glorious crowns of leaves and Jack Frost is back in town. I both love and dread this time of year. I love the colors and the brightness and that hint of how spectacular life really is. I think of baking pies, crisps, cookies, cakes, stews, soups and chilies. We've pulled out our sweaters and heavier clothes. Boots are at the ready-just in case. That's the part I dread - the ice and snow to come. The dark when I awake and the early dark that makes you want to go to bed by seven o'clock in the evening. I don't know how the true north does it - darkness is draining. Thank goodness for the light and warmth of home. I took a picture early yesterday morning as the light was just out so that I can share just what a hard frost looks like. (No this isn't snow - it's just the dampness on the ground as coldness seizes it. The beauty of Jack Frost.

I haven't gotten much farther on my three sisters - although I have begun work on their accessories - no woman or man is quite complete without accessories. LOL. I also came up with an idea on how to finish the little "fiends" that I started last year. Hopefully I will finish them soon and post pictures.
I just put windows live mail on my account so I am struggling to figure that all out. It says I can manage all of my email and photos etc. from one place. We'll see. Well, that's all for this post. I'll put more pictures up as I get things finished. Ted picked a whole box full of hot peppers though and that needs to be taken care of too. I think I may make hot sauces out of these myself and actually can them. Oh - we went to the Adirondack craft show at the Washington County Fair Grounds and bought some jarred butters and conserves. Ted printed out a recipe for Pumpkin Butter so I think I'm going to make some of that too. Hmmm, I think I already know what Christmas gifts will be this year.
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I am a mother and a grandmother. I was married to my best friend, Ted for over 17 years.  I am now a widow - but have many wonderful memories.  I am an incredibly proud parent and grand parent.  I am very blessed. I live with five frisky cats, one extra large swim-e fish aptly named - Fish.  Fish is a very old member of the family too, like over 18 years.  There is also a five year old crazy dog named Wolowitz in residence - kind of in the middle of nowhere - but I kinda like it that way too. I worked for a tax department which I don't find at all interesting or full filling and just a blur in my mind now.  My main time soaking love, outside of the family and friends that are very dear to me; is creating and making artfully crafted objects that warm people's hearts and tickle their souls.  Who could ask for more than that?