It's that time of year. Two weeks ago we hosted our church's fall festival, even though we had a DOWNPOUR just after roasting the hot dogs. You'd be surprised how many people you can fit under a carport! We still managed to have s'mores for dessert, since B scooped some of the coals into a metal wheelbarrow. Last weekend, when K was home, we had the same menu.And now tomorrow, we're scheduled to go to sister-in-law's for her annual fall party. I'll try to get "s'more" pictures there. :-)
The first annual Kansas Senior Spelling Bee was held a couple of weeks ago in Salina. I had read about it in our local paper, thought it sounded like fun, and decided to enter since I met the criteria (not by much-I think I was the youngest one there!) There were 48 "senior spellers" from around the state who took a written test of fifty words. Eighteen of us spelled all of those correctly, and got to advance to the oral spell-down. Round by round, more spellers were eliminated. I really wasn't nervous, because the main idea was to have fun! That's what I did, until I met up with the word garrulous. So... sixth place isn't bad, eh? And there's always next year!
(This is a link to KWCH's television coverage of the event, in case you're interested. It takes a long time for me to play, but maybe your computer is faster.)
This poor young apple tree is all confused. Maybe it was planning to produce its first apples last spring, but then, like all the other fruit trees around, found that impossible because of the badly timed freeze. So..... last week.... BLOSSOMS! Not very many, but definitely blossoms. It will be interesting to see what it does next spring and if we get apples from it next year.
Two weekends ago a nearby town had "city-wide" garage sales, so several of us along our road decided to have them the same day. That way we could be on the map, too, and get a little more business directed our way. We actually ended up with a good number of people stopping by, and were able to get rid of many things that had accumulated over the years. I didn't even recognize some of the items--some were from auctions or garage sales that B. or I had gone to, or I think part of them might have come with the house! :-)
I always say that our huge attic is a blessing/curse since we can keep a lot of stuff/keep a lot of stuff! I'm happy to report that MOST (not all) of what we put out did not come back into the house. With what didn't get sold, we literally filled the back of the Caravan to donate to the nearby Habitat for Humanity thrift shop.
The sad thing is, we could probably easily do the same thing again. But at least this was a start!