FINALLY the elections are over! Yippeee! SO glad to have all of that political garbage off the airwaves and telephones and out of the mail. Now we can concentrate on Thanksgiving and the upcoming holidays.
As you all know, we had our pumpkin carving party this past weekend. For MOST of the pictures, please see my Wall on Facebook. I have a photo album of the party you can browse through. Although the turnout was small, we all had a marvelous time not only with the pumpkins but with bubble-making. Hubby is really an expert on this, what with previous experience and his internet research and since it threatened to rain that day, it proved to be perfect “bubble weather.” He practiced ahead of time and made up several buckets of Bubble-mixture ahead of time so it could “age.” The other thing different about this year’s party was that it was all traditional, old-fashioned carving without all the patterns I usually provide. Due to my swiss-cheese memory, I misplaced the manila envelope with the patterns (it’ll turn up some time this year, I’m sure), so we were forced to be totally creative with the carving ideas. I also set up a small candy hunt in the living room for the kids. We were also visited by Hubby’s niece and her two adorable kids:
The colors are finally in full brilliance now and it SMELLS and feels like autumn! We’re already dipping into the cider jug and I’m sifting through the Thanksgiving recipes and various ways to use Pumpkin! Love this time of year, don’t you?!