It's Monday afternoon and just a beautiful day outside again. We've been so fortunate this year with this gorgeous Autumn weather. The days have been mostly sunny with comfortable temperatures in the 70's. The evenings have been just as wonderful with temperatures in the 30's to 40's. The evening skies have been clear and filled with stars. Just perfect.
I have been continuing to feel better. My energy has finally come back and I have been working on my dining/sewing room this morning. It is almost ready for paint which I plan on doing next week. Hopefully it won't be damp and rainy and I will continue to feel good. Here is a peek of what it looks like now, quite a mess I'd say!
I will be painting it the same colors that I used in the living room. I hadn't planned on painting this room this year but we had plenty of left over paint, so now both rooms will match. That photo was taken this morning. I've since moved all of my sewing supplies and odds and ends out of the room. Just a tad bit more sanding and then wash the walls and the room will be ready. Plenty of time before Thanksgiving. Not that we have plans yet but I think my oldest daughter will be here this year for Thanksgiving instead of Christmas. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I know that's why she tries to visit then.
I love the meaning of Thanksgiving. I love that we get to be with our loved one's to enjoy each others company over a good meal without the stress of gift giving. Just being grateful for the loved one's in our lives and all that we have been blessed with over the year. That spells perfect holiday to me.
This past Saturday was our annual " Harvest Festival Parade ". This a huge farming community and we celebrate the harvesting of sweetcorn, watermelon and pumpkins each year with different activities. The parade is my favorite. I absolutely love a parade. I always have. We have three parades each year in our town and I attend each one. The funny thing about this is that I have no idea why I am so into them. And the fact that EVERYONE in my family hates them!!
I took this photo before the start of the parade. That is our library in the background. It is over 100 years old. You can see it from my house. It is just a short walk across our alley to Main Street where the Library is located. Just beyond the library is the Armory and then the high school. So you see, Katie has just a short walk to school.
Oh I simply cannot pass up this example of why Katie was assigned Saturday school on the morning of the Parade. Katie is on the right of the above photo. Can you see her pink bra straps? Probably not unless you look very closely. This is why she now has a discipline record. Her first one EVER!!! This still angers me so. I won't mention it again as I don't want my stomach to start hurting again!
I love this helicopter that circles the parade every year. It is a military helicopter and it is huge! I wonder if anyone might know what type of helicopter this is?
All in all it was a fun day at the parade. I did take more photos but I won't bore you with them. I also took 2 videos of the marching bands. Oh didn't I mention that I have a thing for marching bands? My family just doesn't know what to think of this. Neither do I for that matter but I am just fascinated when I watch and listen to them!
On Sunday I did nothing. Absolutely nothing! It was very relaxing and peaceful. I will prove it to you. I spent most of my time playing with the dogs. Believe me when I tell you that this next picture was not easy to get!
I wouldn't say that I was bored and I wouldn't say that Ruby was happy with me either. But I played a game of fetch with her after dress up time for a reward! Not to worry, no animals were harmed in the taking of this photo! Well maybe a bit of her dignity!
The rest of today I will spend cleaning up some of my mess in the dining room. I'm baking a chicken tonight for Kate and I. Haven't decided what to fix with it yet. But now that I am sitting here I may not get back up! Perhaps I'll just visit some blogs for awhile! Yeah that's a good idea!!
Love Di ♥