Hello October 2022! Time For The $50 Your Way Giveaway!!

Okay, all together now……… HOW DID it get to be October already!??!

My monthly update is filled with Halloween goodies! I decorated early in September. I just couldn’t help it. I started sending goodies to Alice and Olivia for Halloween. Then the whole ‘Winston‘ thing happened. Thank you Kate for the name, it really fits him.  The most important part of Winston is the fact that my son Zachary STILL refuses to acknowledge him!!! Seriously!! How stubborn is this kid?!?!?! Yes, I do see the irony. That nut did not fall far from the tree. However, I continue to send an updated picture of Winston throughout the house every day, with a touching note about how hurt he is that Zac won’t acknowledge him. I WILL WIN!! I even roped The Husband into helping me. He built me a stand so that now Winston can stand ANYWHERE!!! Baaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaa. This will open up a WHOLE other bunch of photo opportunities!

You’ll notice Winston got tatted up too. (I AM HYSTERICAL!! REALLY!! I’m a funny bi^&@^$ just don’t ask Zachary… or The Husband….. just take my word for it. I AM FUNNY!

Okay, Peanuts! Drumroll…. the REAL reason you are here!

October Giveaway

GIVEAWAY TIME

I truly am thankful you stop by! Most of you every day. As always I am blown away by your support and most of all your friendship!!

My monthly $50 giveaway is my way of saying THANK YOU for being a follower! I do appreciate the fact that you are here. THANK YOU!!!

This month’s giveaway has the same exact spiel as last month and the month before and the month before that! The year before and well, you get the idea. For as long as this giveaway is popular, I’ll continue to do it. I am truly thankful and feel blessed that you stop by. This giveaway is open worldwide. $50 American $$.

This is a Giveaway that is hosted by me and only me. 

So, coming back often and staying around for a while, and looking at more than one page, really helps me. Of course, any extra clicks on advertisements are always appreciated!! Seriously, HOW subtle is that?!

363 Comments

  • Sarah L

    Happy Halloween! Quiet day at home for me. Will go to the store after swimming tomorrow to see what half price candy is there.

  • Tamra Phelps

    Well…happy Halloween everybody. I doubt I’ll get any trick-or-treaters but I bought some candy just in case–a kind I don’t like (Airheads) so I won’t eat it, lol.

  • gloria patterson

    Well is was having a nice day this morning ………….. clicked on instagram and got the following message
    SUSPENDED your account etc etc etc etc

    What did I do have not been on it this morning. So I started the steps and got to #3 and it it just round and round………………….. Got on line and read that there were lots of people. SO I got cleaned and went to Walmart. Time I got to walmart my account was back up!! Have not read any thing about what happened.

    Waiting on my great niece to show up trick or treating

  • heather

    Happy Halloween! Hope you are having a great day so far mine is pretty quiet so far. Getting treats together and watching a spooky movie tonight.

  • gloria patterson

    Did nothing today! Got up late messed around and decided I needed a nap sleep 3 hours. Just not in the mood to do any thing. Maybe the weather, time change coming. It was dark outside here at 6:15

  • l p

    it’s a lovely day here – so tempted to just sit outside and enjoy a cup up tea or six. howefer, the to-do list is calling… thanks

  • heather

    Having a nice quiet Sunday. Just got done making some guacamole can’t wait to dig into that in a little while. Just taking it easy today.

  • Kate Sarsfield

    Met up with some of the other housemates today. They’ve had this cold as well. Just hope I wasn’t the one that gave it to them.

  • Michele Soyer

    Today is the 10 year anniversary of my son’s passing – oh dear it feels like yesterday that I got the phone call from my daughter-in-law that hehad a major heart attack – got on a plane…..

  • Tamra Phelps

    I have to admit I’m down about the new powerchair. You’d think I’d be happy. But it literally meets none of the things I had written down that I needed from a new wheelchair–it weighs so much (405 lbs.) that I can’t even move it under my own steam. My feet won’t touch the floor when I sit in it. Insurance would only pay for the leg rests that just hang there, won’t even swing out so you can move them to get up–you have to lift them out of the attachment part and they are super heavy. so…I don’t like it. I think it’s not going to be at all useful for me. And the kicker is this: for about 1/3 of the price, insurance could have gotten me the regular wheelchair that I wanted. But no, they wouldn’t cover that. That’s just insanity. Makes me want to spit. Or throw something. I guess I’ll just have to start buying replacement parts for my old wheelchair and hope it lasts.

  • gloria patterson

    It was chilly and I just didn’t want to get up this Got umorning. Got up at 10 and made biscuit and gravy for breakfast. Just being lazy all day

  • heather

    My day is off to a pretty good start. I am just getting ready for Halloween. I was at the store yesterday and a small bag of mixed Halloween candy was on sale for $15.00 I just about freaked out! Needless to say I did not purchase it.

  • Kate Sarsfield

    Went out to a shop today & couldn’t get over the change in temperature. It’s got really chilly AND the clock goes back tomorrow night. BRRR!

  • l p

    it’s another one of those topsy-turvy days – what was expected didn’t happen, what wasn’t on the radar, did. no matter what, I’ll take it. thanks

  • Dawn Monzu

    My day just started but I’m excited because today is Saturday. I live in Omaha, Nebraska so I’ll be watching the Cornhuskers play football today! Hopefully I’ll be celebrating later, but we will see.

  • Michele Soyer

    All the weather has passed thank goodness and today is bright and sunny – baking some Halloween goodies today then out to see how many plants I lost to water!

  • Sue E

    I feel so relieved today! I was looking at my lawn covered with leaves 🍁 from my huge tree in my front lawn. I started wondering how I was going to have my lawn raked. My grandson surprised me by mowing my lawn which picked up those 🍁 leaves and made me very happy!! He solved my problem and I gave him a couple of bucks! TY Aidan!!

  • Tamra Phelps

    Well, my powerchair came today b ut I honestly don’t know if it will help me at all. It weighs over 400 pouns, isn’t very maneuverable for me obviously, and I just don’t see it being very helpful in a store. All I really wanted was a new regular wheelchair because mine has issues. But insurance won’t pay for that for another 3 years…but they’ll pay much more for an ‘upgrade.’ That’s insanity.

    • Sue E

      My day would have been great if the Chicago Bears 🐻 would not have had their butts handed to them by the Dallas Cowboys!! Bears 29. – Cowboys 49. 😢

  • gloria patterson

    Didn’t do a lot worked a little bit on my car. Sprayed the trunk and doors with silcone so hopefully they dont stick when he get really COLD. Set up my basket on the floor in the back seat with my ice sprays and scraps. Trying to make it easy for me to find stuff instead of it rolling around on the floor… came in took a 2 hr nap

  • Sarah L

    Got the notification that my ballot has been accepted and counted! Colorado has such a good election system.
    Please vote!!!!

  • heather

    My day is going pretty good way better than yesterday that’s for sure. I almost ate some bad seafood yesterday thank the Lord in heaven I smelled it first!

  • Kate Sarsfield

    Sorry I haven’t been around this week – combination of catching a cold, feeling sorry for myself & internet interruptions.

  • Michele Soyer

    Orange weather alert – this is getting to me lol…keep checking the wetaher in Corfu and saying this time next year!

  • Sarah L

    Woke up this morning to some SNOW on the grass. First time this season. Still went swimming with friends and now the sun is out.

  • gloria patterson

    just out and about and stopped at goodwill………….I found 3 cute little things for my great niece (6) who will love them. And found a kid size pitcher in crystal pretty for $2.99. Zay loves to have tea partys with her great grandmother. I found small cups for her but have been using a merasuring cup for her to pour tea out into the cups.

  • Tamra Phelps

    My new power wheelchair should be here Friday. They are supposed to deliver it between 9 and 1, so I guess they keep toime like the cable company, lol. Hopefully, it works better for me than this regular one when it comes to getting out and about.

  • gloria patterson

    While I was rolling down to bottom to comment I stop and read a post. ” Wanting potato soup and coing to make. ”

    Big Fan of potato soup but I cook very few things. I am cambells potato soup woman. And I have been hunting in ever store for some cans for several months. …….. Today I finally found it and bought 5 cans!!! The soup was so good!! I just might have another can tomorrow!!

  • heather

    My day is going pretty good so far just looking for a good potato soup recipe. I have been craving that soup for days and even dreamt about it last night.

  • Michele Soyer

    This is a week of a daily memory – yesterday was the partial solar eclipse – today is the anniversary of my mum’s passing 17 years ago – it feels like yesterday – miss her so very much- raising a glass of her favourite wine to her today!

  • Sarah L

    I voted today. Well, I dropped my finished mail in ballot into the drop box. It is in front of the police substation where I go swimming. So no nasty people trying to intimidate me like in Arizona. Colorado has had mail in voting for many years and it always works well.
    Then went swimming with my friend.

  • Tamra Phelps

    I didn’t get a lot of sleep last night and had aa doctor’s appointment today, so I’m tired. I’ll probably feel wide awake by bed time, though.

  • gloria patterson

    Got a new printer yesterday………… took the old one off the desk … cleaned up the area

    Got new printer out of the box……………….. and it is still sitting on my desk have not pluged it in or anything…………………….. ON MY TO DO LIST

  • l p

    it’s one of those days that there are things to be done and I’m busy but not feeling like I’m getting anywhere. tomorrow brings another day of promise. thanks

  • Cathy French

    I must have been loony when I filled out my calendar for this week. I am in no way getting all this stuff done today lol….just trying to sail through the week over here

  • heather

    My day is off to a pretty good start just dealing with a document that was lost in the mail ticks me off because I even mailed it from the Post Office I mean how hard is it?????

  • Amber Lee Kolb

    My day went well! I got some cleaning done, picked up my nieces from school, took my sister to go get her car from the shop and then babysat the kids so she could go to a meeting.

  • Tamra Phelps

    Not a lot going on today. It’s almost like Summer today and supposed to be 78 tomorrow, which suits me since I have to go to a doctor’s appointment.

  • heather

    Just got home from grocery shopping and boy was that depressing romaine hearts lettuce was $7.00 that is a total joke! There were two other ladies standing there with me an we were all shaking our heads.

  • gloria patterson

    My printer died last night!!!! It was almost 10 years old, I don’t do a lot of printing so I guess I got my moneys worth. Walmart looking at printer………… saw 2 different one’s I wanted NO ,STOCK. Finally picked one out HP, wireless and scanner. $69.

  • Kate Sarsfield

    Slept, sang, & walked while singing whilst being followedv by a robin redbreast! He’s got to know me – always have porridge oats in my pockets!

  • Michele Soyer

    Shug Divali – Hindu festival of lights today…not going out at night to see the deyas but remember when we used to…. taking the day off – cooking some Indian cuisine and relaxing.

  • Tamra Phelps

    I have a pinched nerve in my upper back, so I’m not a happy camper today. It’s an old, recurring thing, so I know it’ll be here for a few days…

  • gloria patterson

    Has been a lazy sunday! Weather is warming up this week it is up to 72 right now and going to be next week. I sat out side for while the warmer weather was great.

  • Kate Sarsfield

    I’ve spent the day singing! From my earliest memories of Welsh folk tunes to songs from musicals/choirs I was involved in. Thank you YouTube xxx

  • l p

    the day is going well. forecast is for precipitation throughout the day. managed to get out, do the chores, and back in again without getting wet. thanks

  • Denise C

    It’s finally starting to cool here in SoCal and that makes me happy. I am about to go out for a drive and pick up lunch. I’ll try not to be a Sunday driver 😉

  • heather

    Mellow Sunday here nice and quiet. Today was the first day that I had to fire up the heater getting colder here and I am loving it.

      • Connie The Head Peanut

        Testing AGAIN with the red box from hell!!

        Ii promise I am searching for a new theme hopefully one that let’s you comment AND doesn’t keep popping up with an error message! Ugh, ugh, ugh!!!

  • Sue E

    Today was a beautiful day! I chose to enjoy it and have some of my grandkids spend the night so I can enjoy the day! They help keep my mind off of my husband’s untimely death 😢

  • Tamra Phelps

    It wasn’t even all that cold today but I’m still feeling chilly. How can the same temp that felt good in july feel chilly in October??? It’s a mystery, lol.

  • Sarah L

    Had fun volunteering at the library book sale. Could get 2 free books but didn’t find any I needed.
    Beautiful 77 degrees with sunshine. Watch out for Monday 47 degrees with rain/snow mix.

  • gloria patterson

    Weekend I guess I have reached the age that I just like a nice quiet relaxing weekend. I do a whole lot of nothing. And I always get in some naps. Next week our temp is going up to the 70’s. Which is great because there are so many things going on for kids this week. A lot of places are having trick or treat tunk for the kids. And There is fright farm that kids love

  • Kate Sarsfield

    Spent a couple of hours cleaning the new house. Could have done more but I got cold. The chimney sweep is in sunny Portugal till next week. Once he’s sorted the chimneys out I’ll be able to get some much needed heat into the place. The gas central heating hasn’t been used in years so I’m not touching it – previous owner used electric oil-filled radiators but they’re so old I don’t want to touch them either,

  • heather

    I am so happy we are finally getting a little bit of rain here today the land needs it, the animals need it, the plants and trees need it and so do I it’s about time!

  • Cathy French

    Today, I feel like I’m playing catch up since I had a wonderful lunch with my uncle on Thursday and then I ran errands and went grocery shopping yesterday. It is a beautiful sunny day here in OH

  • Michele Soyer

    Baking day! Plantain pie for lunch and coconut cupcakes…After that another comforter to wash and put on the line…I try and do 2 a week to pack away for the move!

  • Tamra Phelps

    Went to a doctor’s appointtment today, got my arm caught between the wheelchair and the lift door as I was coming home, so that’s going to leave a bruise, lol. I’m always getting my arms or hands caught between doors or walls and the wheelchair.

    • Kate Sarsfield

      That’s why I used to ‘walk’ my chair indoors – got fed up scraping my knuckles. Maybe a pair of cycling gloves might help your hands? I got them online for Mum.

  • heather

    My day is going preety good strange… but good. Several of our electronics were doing strange things today radio went out and two televisions were all messed up spooky!

  • gloria patterson

    YEA comments are back………. don’t know if it was your problem or mine

    Early in the morning it is 33 this morning……….. heat running a lot. I don’t plan on leaving the house today staying in and warm

  • Sarah L

    Busy day. FIrst an hour interview with a survey person that will get me $100. Then took my friend to her doctor’s appointment. Took 3 hours all together.

  • Kate Sarsfield

    I should have done more inside the house but it was such a beautiful day I spent 4 hours clearing weeds from outside the roadside wall & the gate. Oh, and I skidded on moss and went down hard. Thankfully nothing more than bruises but it gave me one hell of a fright.

  • heather

    My day is going pretty good so far. I just got finished making a huge pasta salad so that should be super yummy after it chills but I sure used a ton of dishes while making it lol.

  • Michele Soyer

    Handyman came yesterday and gave me a quote on the work – very reasonable – and will be coming Sunday to do the work. Was planning on going to confession on saturday but now confessions only by appointment – wait – you have to make an appointment to confess! LOL.. no I can do it all by myself…

  • Tamra Phelps

    I heard today that insurance has approved a power wheelchair for me. That’s good news because my hands are hurting from having to wheel this regular one (arthritis mostly, plus weakness from the nerve damage sepsis caused.) I’ve gotten to the point where I have to stop every few aisles in the grocery just to rest my hands, lol.

  • Eric Wright

    My day is going well. i got to sleep in, got of a bit of a workout at the gym, and now just watching t.v. Fun fun stuff!

  • Kate Sarsfield

    Finished emptying the shed & gave it a good clean. Thankfully it’s bone dry so tomorrow I’ll move anything I’m keeping from the house, like shelving, into it. I hope to start ripping up carpets before next week.

  • Polly Hall

    Cleaned out most of my vegetable garden, I left the zuck and yellow squash plants because they both have some fruit on them and it’s suppose to hit 70 this Sunday here in Mi. hoping they will get a bit bigger.

  • gloria patterson

    Had a lunch date with an old friend we had a good time. the only bad part was the outside part it is 2 in the afternoon and it almost 41 degrees………… I have not been able to be warm all day. I have on sweat shirt and pants and socks!! Also have a shaw on and still cold. the heat is running but …………. I am thinking that it is going to be a long cold winter

  • Michele Soyer

    Went out yesterday and did the rounds – bought a new back door and a few odds and ends….got some heavy double walled boxes from my lady at the feed and grain shoppe – perfect for heavy items…Waiting for the handyman to come and see about the door…

  • l p

    today is going well. finally accomplished something that was totally necessary to do but proved extremely elusive until today. huge relief. thanks

  • Tamra Phelps

    It has dropped down to Winter temps! But by Friday we are supposed to be back up in the 70s. And by Monday, back at 78. Crazy.

  • gloria patterson

    Its been one of those day……………. cold / hot / cold / hot You know how you turn your heat up and you get to hot and turn it off then you are cold again. It got to a high of 43 and then it is going down……. right now it is 38 and they are calling for frost/snow Have not done much to day cleaned a little, napped a little 🙂

  • Tamra Phelps

    So…it’s supposed to drop down to freezing temps tonight! I got old somewhere along the way…I dread cold weather, lol.

  • Kate Sarsfield

    There I was, all ready to set off this morning, blooming puncture! Got the spare on & headed to a local dealer. The tyre had split! Thank goodness it didn’t happen on the road to Mayo! Anyway, another one is heading the same way so I’ve ordered 2 new tyres for tomorrow. Back to bed!

  • gloria patterson

    Just heard the weather frost and or maybe some snow tonight. The rest of the week is high in the mid 40’s. I think I might be catching something I am hot then cold etc etc………………..

  • gloria patterson

    Woke up at 3am could not go back to sleep ………… got up gather up my launry and downstairs to do it. By 5 am I had every thing put away or hung up. And decided I needed a nap sleep for about 4 hrs. Just a lazy day

  • Tamra Phelps

    2 days in a row I’ve woken up at about 6 a.m., had to get up and use the bathroom–then went back to bed, and of course slept until noon, lol. If I wake up completely, when I go back to sleep, it’s like I just went to sleep. I WILL sleep another 6-8 hours, lol.

  • Kate Sarsfield

    I had planned to go out to the house today but fell back to sleep. Never mind, I needed the rest. I’ll make up for it tomorrow.

  • Michele Soyer

    Another lovely ” do nothing” day today…yesterday was so pleasant that I actually felt retired which I have not felt in a long time…Today reading – music – and relaxing again…got an email from the international health insurance company I requested a quote from – have to go over that carefully….Happy Sunday all!

  • Sarah L

    Lovely afternoon volunteering at the Pumpkin Patch for DBG out at Chatfield. Mostly sunny and a bit cool. Got two really neat knobby pumpkins for my time.

  • gloria patterson

    Had to go to kroger to pick up my prescription and picked up a few grocery while I was there. When I got home started to put the stuff away in the refrigerator and decided I need to clean it a little bit. I am so mad at myself I found cheese that was past best date and some milk. And veggie that I got rid of………

    I have got to be more aware of what have……….. getting tired of buying salad and eating it once……… and throwing the rest away

  • Tamra Phelps

    Last night was a yucky one, lol. I kept waking up with nightmares, went to bed with a slight sore throat–didn’t finally get up until noon. (Because someone knocked–turned out to be a politicking city counsel candidate.) Just one of those nights…

  • Michele Soyer

    Taking the whole weekend off – baking bread and soing all my studies…This for me is a lovely day.. tomorrow music and reading!

  • gloria patterson

    Lazy and quiet day for me….. about 10am I sat down in my recliner and leaned back. The sun was shinning in my window and felt so good. I was out about 2 hours.

  • Kate Sarsfield

    Emptied another room – getting there slowly. Taking tomorrow off as it’s going to be sunny then back to the house on Sunday when it’s due to rain all day.

  • Michele Soyer

    Another sunny day – going out to bathe the pooch then I have to try and fix a door in the garage that is sticking – on a happier note got an email from our Greek law firm about the Golden Visa process – moving forward. albiet slowly but still in a forward motion!

  • Tamra Phelps

    Went out to get the mail earlier and saw a huge spider crawling up the outside wall…eek!! It’s the time of year when the bugs start trying to get inside.

  • Sarah L

    Good swim with friends. Then to the clinic to get some blood drawn (every 3 months due to the meds I take). Then the grocery store (INSIDE!) for just a couple of things. They’ve moved things around since the last time I was in.

  • gloria patterson

    Well this has been our warm week most days almost 70 but now the temp goes back down. Ran a couple of quick errands then stopped to see my mother. Then home fixed some lunch got on the computer sitting her drinking a real coke and I got so sleepy………… caffine does nothing for me. Had to go outside for a little to wake up

  • Susan Smith

    My day is going good. I like the cooler weather. I did some walking, laundry, I’m going to run some errands and start prepping for dinner.

  • Michele Soyer

    The sun has finally come out! The regional corporation that 2 yes 2 years ago came to start the road next to my property have come back and of course we are back at square 1 – the road is all grown over with high grass and the bulldozer has to come back and grade it once again – the men are asking me if there are water lines up here – for cement making?? of course but why are you thinking about concrete before you clear and grade?? Their logic astounds me..first things first!

  • Kate Sarsfield

    Thoroughly enjoyed turning over & going back to sleep this morning! It’s one of those lovely Autumn days: crisp, cold and sunny so going for a walk later.

  • gloria patterson

    lazy day didn’t feel like doing anything……………. so I ended up ordering a pizza and spending the afternoon reading

  • heather

    I am having a pretty nice day so far. I did a lot of running around today and a lot of driving and sitting in road construction it is good to be home.

  • Kate Sarsfield

    Another day at the new house. Two rooms empty now and already the smell of damp has improved, thank goodness. Just had a hot shower followed by pizza!

  • Michele Soyer

    Yes more torrential rain .. I have lived here for over 20 years now and in my humble opinion I have never seen this much rain in a rainy season – there has always been a let up at some point. This year it has been relentless…

  • Tamra Phelps

    They had to move my nerve conduction test again–this time to November. The doctor has a sceduling conflict. It’s supposed to determine how my neurological system was affected by the sepsis attacking it. And see if it can ve repaired at all.

  • Sarah Lehan

    Good swim with friends. Trip to Costco. Then to my friend’s house to get a haircut from her lady barber friend, who never showed up. So still have long hair in my eyes.

  • gloria patterson

    did a little shopping at walmart stoped at a farmers market got home put everthing away. Did a little of this and some of that and all at once I needed a nap…………… I was asleep for 17 minutes and felt good… sometimes a short nap is all you need

  • Kate Sarsfield

    Did 3 weeks worth of laundry, fed & watered plants and cleaned my room. Bought a little camping stove online in case we have power cuts this winter.

  • Michele Soyer

    Now there is a tropical wave coming – I know to some I might sound a bit kooky but I believe we are leaving here next year for more than one reason – weather patterns here are changing and the belief that because this island is located in the “nursery” of severe storms we are saved is a fallacy –

    • Tamra Phelps

      I don’t think you’re kooky at all. I absolutely believe that we can sometimes just sense when it is time to move on or move away from ot toward something.

  • Tamra Phelps

    Well, we’re back to chilly nights, the dark getting here mujch earlier, etc. Fall is here, Winter is coming, lol. This is when I start dreaming about Spring!

  • Kate Sarsfield

    I emptied one room today – my God, I’ve never seen so much mildew. Had to wear a mask while doing it. I’ve decided to work at the house one day on, one day off, till the house is empty & then replace the floors in one go. It’s going to be more expensive, but the smell of damp is so bad I couldn’t move in anyway.

  • Anonymous

    the day is going well. a last minute invitation means tea with friends later. very grateful to be able to meet up again. thanks

  • Tamra Phelps

    Dragged out the blender today to see if itstill works, lol. It does. I might try making some smoothies, the healthy diet sort. (But no kale, lol. Never kale in a smoothie)

  • gloria patterson

    Have not done much today………… pulled 3 pieces out of my closet added to my giveaway bag. Did a little crafting, read a little watched a little TV. Just a slow relaxing day

  • Kate Sarsfield

    It’s absolutely bucketing down outside so I went back to bed & slept 7 hours and that’s on top of 9 hours last night!

  • Michele Soyer

    No surprise – the inter tropical convergence zone is meeting with some next weaher system and it is torrential rain and wind! The dog asked me why must be walk in this??? I told her well hurry up anf go! Lol…putting a pork roast with veggies in the oven – dry off – and relax!

  • Tamra Phelps

    Well, I went ot reply to Kate but it started my sentence on the name line and I didn’t notice it until after I hit post comment, lol. So, that last comment lists my name as YAY!!Tamra Phelps, lol.

  • Yay!!Tamra Phelps

    It’s just a slow Saturday. Nothing much going on. It has definitely turned ‘Fall-ish’ olut there–but then on Wednesday it’s supposed to get back up into the 80s!

  • gloria patterson

    I slept till 7:30 this morning!!! For me that is a real shocker. Maybe I am just trying to get a head of FALL BACK TIME!!

    Picked up everything I need for Hot Pepper Pie yesterday and made it this morning. It turned out so good………………… gave me heart burn but that’s ok.

    Have not really done anything just a little of this and a little of that.

  • Kate Sarsfield

    Drum roll please! Today I took possession of my house!!! Opened windows & doors and got some emptying of mildewed ‘stuff’ from one room till I got tired. Switched the electricity to 100% wind-generated power.

  • Michele Soyer

    Still raining! I feel so sorry for people living in low areas – large parts of this island are not developed to withstand this weather – should go out and clean debris again but I would much rather sit here and enjoy another coffee….

  • Tamra Phelps

    Today I ateHalloween candy. Why do I buy it before Halloween is literally here??? It’s always gone in a few days, lol.

  • gloria patterson

    Wide awake a 4 am!!!!! Finally got up got dressed messed around did this and that. Sat down 6 am to turn TV on………………….. leaned back and the next thing I knew it 10 am

  • heather

    My day is going pretty good just got in the door from grocery shopping. I am going to make some homemade salsa so I had to get all the fixings.

  • Kate Sarsfield

    Still no news of my keys so contacted my solicitor. 10 mins later all sorted & I’ll pick them up tomorrow. AND the car passed it’s health check.

  • Michele Soyer

    The weather here has been pretty dramatic…got caught Wed in a yellow alert on the way shopping – too late to turn back so braved the torrential rain and wind – moved quickly through the stores and only by the grace did we get back before all the flooding… one of the roads up to our village was impassable so we were able to use an alternate route where the waters were just starting to rise…Schools closed – shoppes closed and the rain continued through Thursday until right now – our FEMA is out for 3 days helping people…

  • Tamra Phelps

    Filled out my mail-in ballot today. No one is running for the school board. I mean parents here go nuts for sports but apparently no one cares about the actual educations of their kids…wow. I need to figure out someone to write-in for that race because I don’t want to leave it blank.

    • Connie: The Head Peanut

      WOW!!! I really need to wash mine before the winter hits. BUT, this house was built of windows. I have……. hold please while I take off my shoes and count windows. 33 windows. ACKKKK and all but 5 of the top floor windows are too high to get unless we hire someone or get a lift. So, dirty they stay. Ewwwwwwwwww

  • gloria patterson

    Nice weather today. We have a big discount store here that has been doing on line for points and coupons. I won a lot and they were going to run out in the next week or so. So I asked the lady in front of me who had a lot of stuff if she would like coupon for $10 off of a $50 order. SHE SAID NO! Why would you say no to a free $10????? After she left the cashie said that he could take pictures of what I want to share and give to people. So I gave him 4 $5 off of $25

  • heather

    My day is going pretty good so far pretty fast. I am liking the new look of the blog. I LOVE the picures on the top perfect. I am a little lost with the layout but will learn to navigate.

  • Kate Sarsfield

    Had my flu vax yesterday & feel a bit shivery today. Add to that the fact that it’s very wet & windy out there and so I haven’t strayed far from the duvet!

  • gloria patterson

    was up early and decided about 10 I needed a nap. Sun was shinning in my window and right on my recliner………. 2 hr nap

  • heather

    Our Internet has been on and off for the past two days and that is making me cray! Other than that I am trying to have a good day.

  • l p

    today is going well. up early to do some volunteer work in the library – you always feel like you’ve accomplished something when you are finished. thanks

  • Kate Sarsfield

    I got my car serviced this morning then drove out to the new house to meet the estate agent (realtor) & read the electricity meter. The supply appears to have been disconnected since we were last inside which is going to cost a couple of thousand to reconnect & upgrade. Bummer. Bought a mini oven/grill on the way home. It’s the size of a big microwave & has 2 rings on top & fits on the worktop. Half the price of a regular cooker & more energy efficient too.

  • heather

    My day is going pretty good so far taking it easy today and sticking close to home. My tummy is a little upset and that is never good.

  • gloria patterson

    Nice quiet day cleaned house a little bit. Great niece (6) is going to come spend some time with me after school. It is always fun to have her spend time with me

  • Tamra Phelps

    Over-cooked something in the microwave, so I turned on the oven fan to suck out the burnt smell before the smoke alarm went off…then when I went to turn the oven fan off, the knob came off (I was using a reacher)–I can’t really reach up that high while standing without getting dizzy, so my poor brother had to come over and put the knob back on and turn the fan off (and he had only been gone about an hour, after delivering some groceries for me.). Just another day around here, lol.

  • gloria patterson

    Had to go pick up prescriptions……….. picked up a few things from krogers while there. Just feeling lazy today took a 2 hr nap……………

  • heather

    Just got in the door from doing a ton of running around so my mood is improving. I had to go to the bank today and I hate having to go inside. There was a huge line of people and only two employees working while the rest of them were just walking around trying to look busy so they didn’t have to help people.

  • Kate Sarsfield

    Drove to a garden centre & bought a clematis montana & some honeysuckle – quick growing, loved by bees etc., and will provide a screen for my future compost heap.

  • Michele Soyer

    2 weather systems meeting – last night was a dramatic storm with over 300 lightening strikes…to be honest I picked up my tablet and looked at the weather in Corfu and said – not long until I will be there! we are in this pattern until the weekend and I have to find a weather window to do some shopping…

  • heather

    I just wasted over an hour trying to fill out a simple form online what a cluster that was. I finally decided just to fill out the paper form and mail it in using snail mail way easier.

  • gloria patterson

    Wide awake at 4am and could not go back to sleep. So got up dressed and gather laundry and down to the laundry room. By 6:30 everything was put away or hung up. Shower and clean clothes sit down turn TV on leaned back in recliner and I was out………………………… woke up at 11 am

  • Shelly Peterson

    I got home really late last night. Had a great time at my brothers. I tried to sleep in but the neighbors are always loud and up early. Heading to my sons soon to do laundry.

  • Kim Pincombe-Cole

    Watching football and recovering from an unexpected stay in the hospital this week for a severe asthma attack. Hoping for a better week.

  • l p

    the day is going well. the fall weather makes me want to find farmers markets and try all the fall produce available. bring on the cider! thanks

  • Kate Sarsfield

    Couldn’t get a meter reading – it’s inside the house, damn it! Woke early this morning, turned over & woke again at 2pm!

  • Tamra Phelps

    I finally finished that 2 week course of antibiotic IV. Hopefully, it works. They’ll test me in a week or so to see. I can’t believe it’s October already.

  • Kari

    It’s a good day. I’m getting lots done and have even had time to sit down with a hot cup of tea. I hope the rest of October is the same. Go Winston!

  • Sarah L

    Got up early and went to Kaiser in Lakewood for their walk in shots clinic. Got a flu shot in my right arm and the Omicron shot in my left. Came home and took a nap.

  • heather

    My day is off to a pretty good start so far. Still can’t believe it is already October that is so crazy. I am taking it easy this weekend and sticking close to home.

  • Kate Sarsfield

    Went out to the house again & got into the shed: chock-a-block with more stuff including a sewing machine, unopened in it’s box! Sawed some branches of a tree that’s too close to the back of the house.

  • gloria patterson

    Based on our weather for the last couple of week 40 & 50’s its going to be a heck of a winter.

    Gave some bead crafts stuff to my niece last week for her and her daughter. Well I guess it was a hit!! So I have gone through my stuff today and found a lot more for them….

    • Connie: The Head Peanut

      Nice!! I know that when my daughter and granddaughter were here last winter they both went through my jewelry boxes and went home with treasures. I love that. I love being able to share where the jewelry came from and who it originally belonged to (My Mom, My Grandma or Great Grandma)

  • elicia p

    October is coming in with a bang~ two soccer games and two hockey games today and well at least tomorrow its only one hockey game and apple picking!

      • Sue E

        I am exhausted packing up the things in the home my husband and I have lived in for almost 26 years!! Now that he is gone, I have no desire to live here anymore. Too many memories! I have so many mixed emotions. I get too lonely now. I know God has my back!

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