I just happened to notice it the other day, on how the spiders around here are busy getting ready for Halloween too. They are busy spinning their webs in each corner of our windows outside and I was going to use the broom to brush them away, but then I thought, no wait…. this is the perfect natural setting for Halloween. Thank you spiders for helping out!
If you have noticed my absence (or maybe not), I have been busy over here working on all of my paper mache projects and I can gladly say that I am getting close to putting the final touches on them! After our experience of almost catching our Jack Skeleton pumpkin on fire, we have ordered another camping light and will only use regular AA batteries in it, and not the Lithium ones as they turned out to be way too powerful for a little $5 camping light.
I finally got to spray paint two pumpkins yesterday with their first coat and still need a few more coats to cover the newspaper. The insides are being spray painted with a Marigold color to brighten the insides when the camping light is lit. (I know when my Sweetie came home yesterday, he was amazed on how good the pumpkins looked)
I am working on finishing the paper mache fireplace too, as I already have one side of stenciling done and will be working on more today. Normally, when you stencil, you just tape the stencil down and dab your dauber of paint on it, but since the fireplace’s front is not quite flat, I used my silver Sharpie marker and am drawing the stencil on first, then hand painting the white zig zag on the fireplace. I know, it is going to take a long time, but I have a steady hand and a small paint brush that is getting the job done.
We stopped in a garden center over the weekend to look at their Fall display and saw the most amazing mums and decorations. I wanted to purchase everything because it was so beautiful, but refrained. They had the cutest terracotta pumpkin on display and an adorable mummy that I really wanted, but after looking at the $69 price tag, I did not think it was cute anymore! LOL How come all of these garden centers jack up the prices on their stuff? I wonder sometimes what the real cost of the items are.
Our garden is still producing and I am NOT going to tell you the exact amount of tomatoes that we have picked to date, because I want you all to guess! What I can’t wait for, is what the “final” total will be when the season comes to an end. All I can say, is that for the past week or so, I have picked at least 50+ Juliet Tomatoes and about 13+ Big Boy Tomatoes each day! Yes, you heard that correctly! So, just imagine after three days of heading out to the garden, I have picked more than 150 Juliet Tomatoes! It is amazing, and we are definitely going to be planting these again next year. We have kept Grandma & Grandpa fully loaded with tomatoes for sure this year!
Nikita and Bella have been silly again, but that should not surprise you in the least. I got Nikita a new toy yesterday and she would not let Bella even come near it. When Nikita took a nap, she would tuck her new toy under her leg or under her head to protect it from being stolen by Bella. Don’t think that Bella did not try to snag it, as she put in a good effort all day. Came close a few times though, so Bella had to find other things to amuse her, like my roll of packing tape! When she got her hands on that roll, there was no giving it back to me.
Man, I love our dogs! They are so lovable and snuggly and I love the looks on their faces when we play. If they had eyebrows, they would be raised up like Spok’s in exhilaration of me chasing their butts all over the house and playing hide and seek from them. (They always end up finding me though)
One of the funniest things that I heard this week was a comment that our UPS driver said. He dropped off a package the other day and he said to me “It’s about time to decorate the yard isn’t it?” Now that is hilarious that even he knows how much we love Halloween!