Today is the girls birthday the big 9 oh my growing sooo fast.We are all going out to dinner tonight at a buffet.About 20 of us.Grandma,cousins,aunts,uncles been a few years since we've all done this..The girls are getting gift bags from me and I saw the cutest thing on Pinterest were you do a bag with a snack size hershey bar,graham crackers and marshmellow ghost to make halloween smores so I'm making up some of those to include.They love roasting marshmellows on sundays by the bonfire...
The rain finally stopped after 2 months of rain almost daily we were so surprised to have beautiful sunny skies.Been chilly but this weekend is supposed to be beautiful..I'm a little nervous because I decided to purge some of my personal things for fleamarket this weekend.I decided I'm going to do saturday and sunday because with the weather,taking care of dad, and life in general I haven't had much time to make money and hubby's work has been slow.I'm a person who has to be comfortable, not a ton of money but secure so I decided with winter on the way I want some extra money thus letting go of a few things of mine.The reason I'm nervous is when you sell things you don't care about it doesn't matter if people are rude or cheap or plain ignorant which believe me they are.But when you sell things you love and know you are giving a good deal,the comments and rudeness are a little harder to bite the tongue and deal with..Don't get me wrong I have wonderful customers,friends and shop owners who know they can easily make money on me but then there are the people who think you should give your things to them.Don't tell me it's the economy rudeness does not come from that.If they can buy a $6 hamburg and $3 drink they can afford not to ask me to go $1 on a $5 item.Ok enough griping like I said just nervous if they want the good stuff resonable I'll definatly have it.I'm taking some old firkins,my graduated set of brown band yelloware bowls,crocks, antique large snowdrift and campfire marhmellow tins, and some prims.Now don't worry girls my house is still full and I'm definatly still buying..smile..In fact the stuff that's going are things that have been sitting looking for a home for a long time or things I've bought new things to replace.
Hubby just bought me a antique black licorice box I love.I'll show you in a few days..
Dad is still taking up alot of my time.He seems to be doing better but the doctor told him he's only got a 50/50 chance which took us totally by surprise so now I'm glad I have been doing everything I can.They are upset he lost 5 lbs which I think is partly because when he was in the hospitol they wouldn't let him eat for a week.He says he is eating less because the clostomy bag bothers him.I've been making sure he has good food which he eats.He's got a case worker now to help with all the insurance and she is trying to get him food stamps which will help lessen the burdon on my budget a little.Now let me say I don't think food stamps are a good thing for most people but my dad has worked for 45 years never taking a penny or hand out so since he can't work and has paid into taxes all these years he is the right type of person who should get some help..He also has a visiting nurse helping 2 days a week now..The doctor says he needs chemo again and is going in 3 weeks.he's upset that they won't give him the pills this time and will do it IV...I've accepted whatever the outcome is I've been there and did what I can and will continue..Just got to enjoy each day and let the people you love know while you still got them.Other than pain though he does not seem sick to me..
Easing into Autumn it's my favorite time of year! As soon as the ground dries out we are taking a day trip with the girls to a corn maze.We'll probly get lost but should be fun.I've been watching a few spooky movies I don't like gorey ones.More atmospheric whith big old houses and maybe a ghost hiding in the corner or a good mystery.I think I look at the old houses more though LoL I watched practical magic last night and noticed the trencher,yelloware and cupboards more than the movie. Also been trying out alot of comfort foods and baking with the cooler temps.The leaves are changing I'll have to get some pics they are amazing here in PA...
I've got lots of pics of new finds and some swaps to share so will be back soon with those.Oh I also wanted to let people know alot of your blogs won't let me comment there are others having the problem too.If you change your comments to pop up it fixes the problem.I'm missing alot of giveaways because of it and don't have time to email each of you personally.
Wanted to remind you if you want to get in the Christmas at the Cabin swap sign ups are till sunday.Click on the link at top sidebar for rules and sign ups..Thanks for sticking with me through the long post..Anything special planned for the weekend or special things your doing for fall? I just keep thinking how fast christmas is coming up.EEek!
Warmest Blessings and Happy Friday!~Amy