Monday, November 1, 2010

Odds and ends

We had more than 80 trick-or-treaters last night! ... which amazes me, because we have no sidewalks, no streetlights, and more than half of the houses around the neighborhood are vacant part-time vacation homes.  Love seeing the little kiddies in their costumes!!!

Stacey and Jessica departed with six quilts (!!), so my autumn/Christmas home decor supply is rather depleted.  I'm tickled that the girls enjoy having quilts in their own homes -- this puts them at the eight-each level.  They're both such sweethearts!!!  Anyway, as soon as I work my way through the mound of guest linens and towels and get the house settled down to normalcy, I need to get back into my sewing room and start replenishing!

I just finished reading Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. (Ha, just a few years behind on my reading list!)  It was a great read -- assuming that I'm not the last person on the planet who's read it, if you enjoy romantic historical fiction, give it a try.  Sigh --  and don't we all wish we had a Jamie Fraser of our own?  :)  

Stacey and Tony working on breakfast the other day with an audience. 



Kathryn said...

I'm amazed you had so many come for Trick or Treat!

We have been in this house for 3 Halloweens now, in the rented house for 1 year before that. One year we had 3 kids come together (older ones, 11 or 12). No others, although we live in an area with lots of full-time residents. We didn't have a single one come yesterday (& i had no candy; decided i'd use my change jar for a treat if they came). I also didn't bother to buy candy this year.

My experience in Big Bear is that all the folks take their kids to the Village & eschew doing a neighborhood thing. I'm simply astonished that you had so many kids! Of course, we live in rather the "low rent" district, maybe folks from this area simply take their kids to the nicer parts of Big Bear! :)

Glad you had a good time with your family.

Melzie said...

Outlander is my all time favorite series :) Welcome to the club ;) LOL

Quilts And Pieces said...

No trick or treaters here. How wonderful the girls like your quilts and use them. I have one daughter who loves them to death, the other 2 are just a bit too young yet as it represents "mom is dork" yet. And baby - isn't outlander wonderful! are you going to read the next ones? They all are good.

Texan said...

I have read a couple books in that series :O), not that long ago I read book one and nope your not the last person to start that series! yes its excellent. I hope to work my way thru them all!

I can imagine both or your sons girl's love your quilts!! Who would not!! They are all so pretty!

Meggie said...

your pets all look adorable. I would much prefer pets to people!!
We tend to HATE Halloween over here, as it has never been traditional, & the dogs get very distresed a the callers/
I am the lonely, Ugly Ghoul as the top of the stairs, hissing, Go away!!

AnnieO said...

We had about that many too--ran out of candy at 8:30 and had to turn off the porchlight!

I haven't read that book but have heard of the author and keep forgetting to look for her! Thanks for the reminder :)

Having that many quilts to GIVE is my dream! A pile of quilts I made, bliss!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Our town doesn't really do trick-or-treat anymore - we do Trunk or Treat! The businesses and families get together in a big central location with a big parking lot and decorate the back of their car trunks (loaded with candy) and all the kids go there. The fire department gave out almost 200 hotdogs this year - they disappeared fast and also hot apple cidar. A local coffee shop gave out over 1000 donuts and coffee! It is so much fun because you get to see everyone and everyone dresses up! I went with my sister & her car. It is safe for the kids too because as you say - dark streets, no sidewalks...
Cheers! Evelyn