Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

I saw this pink rock star costume and just had to have it. I love the wig. When can I wear it again?

I hope by showing some fur, I'll get some extra candy.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Here come the holidays

What do people consider the "holidays?" Thanksgiving and Christmas? Halloween to New Year's Day? I'll go with the latter. I enjoy decorating for many holidays and I participate in the tradition of decorating with pumpkins on Halloween. I like to roast the seeds and then I compost the rest of the gourd.

One of the things I love most about holidays... the candy!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Hibernating Early

The rain has started and what a better way to spend a stormy afternoon than sitting in a comfy chair with a good book. Reading is one of the most important parts of my day. I read fiction every day and occasionally throw in some nonfiction. I do enjoy just about every genre. Romance, fantasy, mystery, adventure, teen, and much more.

I say any weather is perfect for reading. When there is a scorching heatwave, stretch out inside with a glass of iced tea and put on the air conditioning. In the spring when it warms up, put a blanket outside and bask in the longer days and smell the perfumes radiating from the blossoming flowers. In the fall sit on the front porch with a blanket and a warm espresso drink. And in the winter, cuddle in cozy pajamas, grab a blanket and read til the reindeer come home.

My mystery shelf has been growing rapidly over the last few weeks. It's all because of Harry Potter. "Bear" with me. It is because of Harry Potter that I read Twilight what with Robert Pattinson playing Edward in the movie. The vampire series was so great I read Dead After Dark by Charlaine Harris, which lead to her Aurora Teagarden mystery series. It all comes back to Harry Potter. What is so fun about the mysteries I have been reading is all of my hobbies are represented in different series. There is a scrapbooking series by Laura Childs, a coffee series by Cleo Coyle, a bookstore series by Alice Kimberly, and a teddy bear series by John J Lamb. There are others as well such as holidays, food, candy, and rubber stamping. I better step away from the computer, I have a lot to read.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Fall Is Here

I love this time of year. The weather is much cooler, the air smells fresher, and the harvest goodies are excellent. It's a great time to make butternut squash bisque, baked apples, corn chowder, pumpkin pie... oh, I am getting hungry just thinking of all the tastes of this time of year.

It isn't all about the sweets and treats, though. While the apples with honey, raisins, and nuts help maintain my teddy figure, I do like to enjoy outdoor activities like jumping in leaves and taking walks to see all the beautiful colors of nature.

They look too happy. I don't think they will scare a hummingbird away, much less a crow.

All this blogging has made me tired. I think I will relax and enjoy an apple. Or two, or three.