Friday, October 12, 2007

Friday Happenings

It's raining cats and dogs today with intermittent thunder and lightening. The horses are pouting as I won't let them out but I don't want them to get soaking wet with their heavier fall hair. The cats were pouting but have decided a nap in a chair is just as good as being out in the rain!

I have been watching the mailbox closely the past week or so waiting for my Halloween Swap package to arrive from my blogging buddy Pea and lo and behold it arrived today in the torrential rainstorm. The mail lady bright it right up to the porch and rang my doorbell so I got it immediately! Miss Pea you were VERY generous with the goodies!!!! I kept opening and opening and my Mom said it was just like Christmas! What fun! I would urge all of you out there that didn't participate this year to be sure to do so next Halloween 'cause it's just so much fun!

There are so many things I don't know where to begin! I guess I will let the pictures speak for them selves but one thing is missing as I have the socks on already!! I have never seen ghost Peeps, they are soooooo cute, I'll hate to eat them.....well........Also chocolate which will probably be gone before tonight is over......... I have already lit the little witch with the tea light in it and have made decisions where all the other things will go!!! Thank you so much Pea!!!!!! :o)

Also I want to say that the packing box was decorated with Halloween stickers and everything was wrapped in little bags with raffia bows and Halloween colored tissue paper. This gal knows how to do up a package! I think Pea should start one of those businesses where you make up baskets for people to give for gifts. Hey Pea, doesn't that sound like something you would enjoy doing?????

D and T were over yesterday and after dinner we did some cupcake decorating. I made the cupcakes ahead of time so that they would be cool so that they could dig right in.

These are D's.

These are T's.They sure had fun decorating and took them home for Mommy and Dad. Of course I had to finish up any unused frosting............

Was out by the barn a few days ago and noticed some tracks going up the side of the barn by a couple of the horses windows which are open this time of year. We decided they are raccoon tracks and they must be looking for winter lodging. Let me just say that there's not an opening for any new tenants!!!

I don't normally get on a soapbox but are any of the rest of you getting a bit fed up with television. Now I have shows that I like, mostly on HGTV, but others on regular tv too. It's the ads that are very obnoxious and racy. When watching tv with my 10 year old grand nephew it is rather embarrassing to have ads come on for very personal problems for men or women, people in their underwear like Vic*torias Se*cret, things for itching, impo*tence, odors, rashes, you get my drift. I try to have the remote in my hand to change channels quickly when I need to.

I also am getting fed up with Survivor a show that I have watched from the beginning. Why do they have to make it so they have to run around in their under*wear all the time? During the competitions they have to blank out parts of almost every person. Gag! I don't want to watch people in their under*wear in a mud fight or whatever. Are they doing this for ratings? I need to find out who to complain to and send off a letter. Okay, I feel better, I have vented to you all!

We're getting ready to go to Florida next week. The kids are all excited and can't wait to get there. I'm trying to get everything finished up for the craft fair and clothes ready to pack. It's been rather warm here so I still have my summer clothes out which is a big help. The boys are going back to the stable on Wednesday. I called and made arrangements today. I HATE it when they are gone but it has to be this way, the city fathers will only let me have them here in the summer as we are on the edge of a development. I think one of these days I will build a house right in the middle of my 400 acres! At least I am only 5 minutes away from the stable.

Again thank you Pea for such a wonderful Halloween package!!!! I love everything!!!! :o) Also a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you have a wonderful day!!


PEA said...

Yessss, I'm so glad to hear that my package finally arrived!! You are more than welcome for everything I enclosed, I had so much fun putting it together for you:-) Hmmm, a job putting together packages like that...yup, I would love it! lol

T and D did a fabulous job with the cupcakes, they look so delicious:-) I bet they tasted extra special too!! I need me some helpers like that:-)

I know what you mean about tv these days...that's why I hardly ever have the tv on. The only time I watch tv now is if I've rented a movie. I quit watching Survivor last year because I was fed up with the walking around practically naked and the constant bickering.

You've been so busy lately, you deserve that vacation to Disney coming up. You will all have soooo much fun...without me...waaaaaaaaa! hehe

Thank you so much for the birthday wishes my friend!! Love you! xoxox

dcrmom said...

I'm disgusted with Survivor too. It's crossed the line.

Have a blast at Disney! SO jealous!

And THANK YOU FOR THE COOKBOOK!! I think it's the only one I don't have, and I can't wait to try some new recipes, just in time for holiday entertaining! :-)

Susie said...

Your package looks filled to the brim with Halloween funsy stuff! Mz Pea knows how to do it up right, that's for sure!
We're pouring rain here too. Vincent acts like someone has pulled a very mean trick when he sticks his head outside. He's back in a flash.
Agree 100% about Survivor and oh my goodness...Some of those commercials make me blush!!

Kaila said...

I agree with the TV thing. My family and I decided to get rid of cable because of how bad the commercials were and there wasn't any shows worth watching. We get movies off of Netflix and we have a lot of movies. It's been awhile since we've had cable,probably about 3 yrs. maybe. And I don't miss it.....except for watching football!

BarnGoddess said...

I am w/ you on Survivor. I suppose it being hot and the climate ect...may make the contestants want to run around half naked but still!

The cupcakes look like fun! and yummy

awww, sorry your equines are going back to the stable. Sometimes rules suck.

Have a super time in FL!

Janey Loree said...

Just dropped in to say "Hi!" and if we lived closer we would help you build and get you moved in so that you don't have to send your horses anywhere!!! Cupcakes look scrumptious!

palmtreefanatic said...

Lots of good things happening there!!!

The kids did a great job on the cupcakes! I'll have one;)

Have fun at Disney!

Nice Halloween assortment! fun!

kdwhorses said...

Great goodies to recieve! So nice to get yourself a package, instead of bills! Loved the cupcakes! HOw much fun, glad you get to do that with your grandkids! T.V.-where do I begin?? I hardly ever turn it on and when I do I normally put in a VHS or DVD for my daughter. There is so much junk on it now days. A lot of it is soft porn and the commericals are no better if not worse! Sex is used to sell everything, why?? Now I am on my soapbox! Glad you had a great weekend! Have a great and blessed day!!

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

What a great package of goodies from Pea!

I love the cupcakes the kids made.....oh I bet they had lots of fun!

peppylady said...

Pea always sent the neatest stuff.
I thought I would let you know your Halloween package did arrive today and I'll have it posted Wednesday or Thursday!!!

Tonya said...

D & T are adorable and that makes my pregnant self want some cupcakes. I just love her hair!!!

Have a blast in Florida!

I just do not understand the whole zoning is really sad that they can tell you what you can have on your land and when!!! Hmpph!!! But at least you have the resources to go by the rules. I don't know what we would do if that happened!

Have a great day!

Rising Rainbow said...

Wow, looks like the kids had a great time!

This weekend I was at a horse show. They had a silent auction for a fundraiser and someone had made up a bunch of baskets. Whoever it was had great flare and I thought they should be in business too. There is a knack to that for sure!!

Shaunda said...

Lots of good things happening here! Great post...THe cup cakes look really good. God Bless,