I'm going to try NaBloPoMo again. If you're not familiar with NaBloPoMo, it is a commitment to post every day for a month. Prizes are involved, but I just seriously need the inspiration. There is no theme for November, and I can't decide whether that makes things easier or harder.
Annamarie had a great time trick-or-treating last night, as she always does. It is very much a social event for her...she has lengthy chats at most every house she visits. Typing that makes me think about just how far she has come, a long way from the year she ran into every house to find the homeowners' shoes. We didn't have many trick-or-treaters at our door, so I will be taking a big bag of candy to church tomorrow. (Apologies to the parents of my 2nd & 3rd grade Sunday School class.)
Today was Annamarie's fall horse show, and it could not have been a more gorgeous day for it. Because it has been so cold and blustery this past week, we really bundled up. I wore fleece-lined jeans and y'all, it was over 70 degrees by the time we left. Annamarie won the blue ribbon in her class, Youth Equitation, and took second place in the barrel race. She was lucky they did not penalize her for excessive celebration when she did a little nanny-nanny-boo-boo dance on her horse.
Her celebration ended rather abruptly when she threw up on the living room floor just after we got home. Apparently she has the bug that has been going around like wildfire. I'm praying that it passes quickly.
I promised some time back that I would post a picture of my Hoosier cabinet after I got it decorated for Halloween, so I thought I'd better do that before redecorating it in a more general fall theme. You can click on the photo to see it larger. That's Diane Duda's cute print on the bottom there.
And let's see, what else? Oh, my husband went to a dog party this afternoon. One of the patrons of the dog park decided that everyone should bring some beverages and munchies, so the owners chowed down while the dogs wrassled. (Yes, I know that's not a word, but it's what they do.) I stayed home with my sick girl, who was disappointed to miss the festivities. One of the guys there sent greetings back with Ron and said that they consider Annamarie the honorary mayor of the dog park. That's another post, but it made me laugh.
Ruby enjoyed the party too.