It's Halloween so I have been trying to do a little decorating outside for the little spookies that will be coming around tonight looking for goodies. I usually do a lot more but with the house painters here and then going on vacation I didn't get much done. It is just BEAUTIFUL out today, just perfect to be out trick or treating tonight.
I just L.O.V.E. fall. It is my all time most favorite time of year. I know the flowers have gone by and the leaves have fallen but the air is crisp and it sure cuts down on the hot flashes! I love walking through the leaves and the sound of the crunch it makes. I love seeing the neighborhood kids raking up a pile of leaves and jumping in the middle of them having such a good time. The horses are getting fuzzy and little Kipper looks like a Beanie Baby Pony as he is so round.
Did get some pumpkins out and my friendly crow put on a bench out in my garden that is close to the road. I'm still mad at Mister Bear for eating my HUGE pumpkin that I grew and pampered all summer! Well I guess it's better then eating one of my cats. Speaking of which, Noodles just came in with a bird in his mouth but it got away and flew off so hopefully it wasn't injured too badly.
I always feel like cleaning more in the fall. I have already tackled several cupboards that needed organizing desperately. Why do we keep things? There were cold medicines in there from 2004!!!
Mom and I went out to get her blood work done this morning. We are participating in a cancer genetics research program. Mom is a cancer survivor for 15 years. She had the kind that wasn't a hard lump but was a mass that could not be detected by touch. A mammogram saved her life as that is what detected it. GALS, GET YOUR MAMMOGRAMS!!!! They aren't perfect but they do save lives every day, my mother is walking proof of that.
We had to meet with a genetics expert a few weeks ago to get all the family history down on paper. We have lots and lots of cancer in our family. My mother is being tested for the BARC 1 and BARC 2 gene and if she has it my sisters and I will have to be tested for it. If she doesn't have it then Yippee! Some people prefer not to know if they have the gene but I am the kind that wants to know so that I can do anything and everything to help prevent getting breast cancer. So again, get your mammograms!!!
Dawn over at Grandma Of Three posted a recipe for homemade crescent rolls that look absolutely YUMMY! I am going to try them. You mix them up the night before and then let them rise over night. She even posted pictures of the process and they just look so good I had to print it off and will let you know my results on my next post. If they come out anywhere near what hers look like I will be happy!! :o)
Did you all go over to Pea's Halloween Bash at Pea's Corner? It is a hoot and I'm sure there will be some goodies left to eat. I especially liked the hot dog mummy wraps! Yum!
Guess that's it for now. Hope you all have a fun Halloween and have lots of candy left over to munch on for the next week or so!