In October, Roxy and Otis jumped in the Jeep and said, “C’mon … its a beautiful fall day! Let’s drive to the top of Hoodoo Mountain!” Randy and I said, “Good idea!” We packed the cooler and off we went.
… “They” forecast 3″ – 7” of snow for us … then changed their minds to less than an inch.
We ended up with about a foot.
There has been a photo challenge traveling around Facebook : One picture a day for seven days that depicts your everyday life. Black and white, with no people in the picture and no explanation. I decided to Dorothy-ize this challenge with black and whites of my day. Dogs allowed.
My game, my rules.
My dad’s weather wizards have predicted the first snow of the season for us starting tomorrow. ‘They’ claim we may get 1″- 3″ of snow tomorrow and 3″ – 7″ over the night on Thursday. I am not bothered … now that Randy’s heart is in full functioning order and that ‘we’ have a tractor!
Speaking of snow … The Hoodoo’s received their first dusting of snow the middle of October. It had all disappeared by the end of the day, though.
As Yoda would say, “Halloween my favorite holiday is not.”
Despite that fact, I was having some fun putting candy eyeballs on various things around the house, then taking a picture. Because, why else would you put candy eyeballs on various things around the house? I also decided it was high time to show off my very, very basic Photo Shop Elements skills.
Trick or treating comes from the Middle-Age practice of the poor dressing up in costumes and going around door to door during Hallowmas begging for food or money in exchange for prayers. The food given was often a Soul Cake, which was a small round cake which represented a soul being freed from Purgatory when the cake was eaten.
I might not always post what I write, but I do my very best to be disciplined about writing a blog. I always have a couple of ideas rattling around in my brain and in my notebook about what I would like to write about.
On a very lovely day this past August, Randy and I went to our county fair in Cusick, which is about thirty miles north of us.
In case you were wondering, Pend Oreille is pronounced (and sometimes spelled) : Ponderay.
Usually, Randy will email me a link to a recipe that he believes is of interest to me. The link for Homemade Almond Joy Bars, however, he saw fit to post on my Facebook timeline. Almond Joy candy is not only Randy’s favorite, but also the favorite of our friend and neighbor, Dannie. She wasted no time in telling me that fact.
I can take a hint.
I assembled all the ingredients : coconut, coconut oil, powdered sugar, dark chocolate dipping pieces and, of course, almonds.
I am sure that winter will show up in the next day or two and I will be left with just fond memories of our sunny and warm August …
What is wrong with this picture? Nothing, if it was cocktail hour. It just happens to be 9 in the morning and Randy accidentally grabbed a beer from the fridge instead of a Mountain Dew.
Yes, he poured it out.