Nina, Your party sounds like so much fun. There will be a lot of difficult adjustments for your Mom to make. It's good she has family around her.
Ann, I took the flannel sheets off my bed and put a lighter quilt on and then it got colder and I had a really cold night. So back with the warmer comforter. I love Honeycrisps but they are always more expensive. I got some nice Jonagolds at Costco last week.
Me, DD#1, sister-in-law, mom, and sister had a scrapbook party today. We all brought goodies and dressed in costumes.
We did this years ago and said we would do it again at Halloween time. We got to do it this year. My mom was in good spirits. It has only been 2 1/2 months since my dad passed and I am glad my mom is doing so well. Of course she is happy he is not suffering. Thanksgiving and Christmas may be harder I am sure.
You all sound like you are enjoying settling into fall and coming winter. Have a good day
73 degrees outside right now. I've still had the light weight blanket on the bed. Even DH hasn't complained. No one offered him a ride this morning. He said there was very little traffic on the base roads. I got out my tiny ironing board which is about half the size of a normal one and pressed a couple of pair of capries. I normally don't press them but they were so wrinkled when they came out of the washer/dryer.
Patty, my DS in N.C. loves honey crisp apples. I don't see them in our grocery store very often. If they do sell them they are only available a very short time.
Glenna, my mother use to make chocolate bread pudding and a hard vanilla sauce to go on top. One of the buffet restaurants we go to once in a great while has it and it is very good. I don't make it as I try and stay away from the bread products. I don't think DH oat and bran bread would make very good pudding. LOL
Sarah, I also like Macintosh apples when I am in New England. They are another apple you rarely see in our stores. If they have any they are terrible, mushy and tastless. I like a crisp tart apple. Our gala apples have been very good this year. We are close to the area where Fuji apples are grown. You have to go off the main roads to find the farms though. Yes, I got my muffins made. Either make um or no breakfast for me.
We have a gas fireplace in our family room. It doesn't get used much. Not good for heat, mostly just for watching the flames. Every year it is a game with me to see if we can make to Dec. 1st before we have to turn on a wall heater. I do have an electric heater that is suppose to just heat a small area. I tell DH to use it if he wants to watch TV in the family room. That room has a high ceiling and the heat goes to the ceiling and the floors are cold. DH never thinks to turn the ceiling fan on with it on reverse to circulate the heat.
We should be out driving around sight seeing but we're not. I guess we are getting old. I'm content to just stay in camp. Tuesday we will be moving to the rally. DH has been emailing our caravan members to see how many members we will have next year and so far it doesn't look good. So many are cutting back on their travels, and a few have even sold their RV's.
Sarah, I love the smell of wood smoke. Some of my neighbors have a woodstove or fireplace and it's pleasant to get a whiff of that. I think of crisp apples and pears. We seldom use our fireplace but have some of those logs that come in a box- they look real but have a chemical aroma if you're too close - so not the same. Wood costs a lot here. I'm not a sports fan but part of the fall tradition is DH watching football and basketball.
We change the clocks on Saturday night, November 5 unless you want to get up in the middle of the night on the 6th.
Afternoon, Sarah, we have our small wood stove going. It smells so good, and saves us so much money on not using propane for heat.
We went to town today. Hubby had to pick up the chainsaw that was broken by the tree landing on it last week, and he had to take something back to Menards. Then we went to Fazoli's for lunch. I had the ziti, and gave hubby all the cheese that sits on top of it...
Came home expecting to watch the Wolverines play, but they are not playing this week...so disappointed.
Started a new sweater in the car as we were traveling. Maybe I can get both of them done this weekend. Lots of nice hours to sit by the fire and knit. God in 1/2 mile walking so far. Need to do another 1/2 mile later.
I always wonder why Saturday seems special when I've been retired for several years but I still get that "day off" feeling:-)
It's 58 right now with rain and blustery wind. The kind of day soup or stew sounds good. I'm going to pull out my HELP cookbook - I think that's where Lifesaver Soup is. But then a pot of chili and cornbread sounds good, too.
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