Friday, September 20, 2019

Clay Pot Scarecrow

Here is the one I made at work this past week. Our boss was only able to find tiny clay pots at Walmart, so that is what we had to use. But it looked good and took less time to paint and decorate the pots.

Here is the Youtube video where I got the idea (everyone decorated theirs using their own ideas):

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

An Unusual Week

It has been an unusual week what with 9/11 and Friday the 13th both occurring last week. I didn't get around to blogging about either last week, so here some brief recaps.

I can still remember what I did on the fateful September day in 2001. Click here to see what I wrote on the 15th anniversary in 2016. My decision to leave the house that day was good one.

As far as Friday the 13th goes, I have never been superstitious about that date, but I have known a few things about it. Click here to read some weird facts

And you may have seen this meme:

Yes, that is often true. This past weekend, the weather was nearly 100 degrees  (though fall hasn't officially begun). But yesterday, it was reported that there was a chance of rain, which did prove true, but only for a while. And the rain wasn't very heavy. Then the weather became somewhat warm but still cloudy. Now the weather is expected to be in the 70s for the next three days. Weather in my neck of the woods at this time of year is always unpredictable.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Quiz: The Gourd Test

Agree with most of this one.

You Are Quiet

You are a natural introvert, and you enjoy as much peace as you can bring to your life.
You are easily overwhelmed, and you often retreat from the world to recharge.

You go unnoticed in a crowd, and you feel like your close friends and family are the only ones who truly "see" you.
You like to observe and take notes on what's going on around you. You don't let on to how much you know.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Quiz: What Color Apple Are You?

Agree with most of this one. Quiz here.

You Are a Golden Apple

You are humane and compassionate. You are merciful and kind whenever you can be.
You don't get too caught up in how you think things should be. You know there's not much you can control.

You are principled and conscientious. You try to behave as virtuously as possible.
You are easy on everyone you meet, including yourself. You can't stand harshness of any sort.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

New and Old Signs of Autumn

Saw this on Facebook today:

Wow, is there really toothpaste, mouthwash, milk, yogurt and deodorant with the pumpkin spice flavor? If so, I won't be getting any of it. Pumpkin space candy is all right by me, but I think the craze may have gone a little too far with some of the other items it has found its way onto.

I must admit I did this Pumpkin Spice costume 10 years ago. At the time, I wasn't quite aware of the pumpkin spice craze.  Some people who saw me wearing it then did not know what it was supposed to be, but one actually knew it was called "Pumpkin Spice."

And I hate to admit it, but I am now eager to eat some candy corn. I just like the stuff. And there's a costume for that:

I won't get too much into the candy corn craze right now.

Friday, September 6, 2019

National Read a Book Day

I did not know this day existed. There seems to be a "National Day" for just about everything these days. But since  I'm always reading book, knowing that such a day exists seems unnecessary to me.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Chapter Break Bingo – September 2019

Here is this month's card.

September Bookish Bingo

My books for this one:
  1. The Astronaut Wives Club--Lily Koppel (9 squares): Physical Book, Shelf Love, New-to-You Author, Tournament/Competition, Ship, Not in a Series, Nonfiction, Travel Guide, Actor/Actress
  2. All's Faire in Middle School--Victoria Jamieson (2 squares): Library Book, Set in a School
  3. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe--C.S. Lewis (5 squares): Audiobook, Magical Academy, In a Series, Water on Cover, Free Space
  4. Wolves Eat Dogs--Martin Cruz Smith (1 square): Thriller/Suspense
  5. A Confederacy of Dunces--John Kennedy Toole (2 squares): Man on Cover, Beard
  6. Chocolate Cream Pie Murder--Joanne Fluke (1 square): Free Book
  7. Lady Midnight--Cassandra Clare (2 squares): Angel, New Adult
  8. Daughter of the Pirate King--Tricia Levenseller (1 square): Pirate