Happy October!! $50 Giveaway!!

Hello Peanuts!! Fall is officially here!! Idaho has gotten a little on the chilly side. Today’s high was all of 50°!!

September seems to have gone very fast! Kitchen still not done. HOWEVER!! The flooring is done!! It’s so nice!! Between all the stains and the smells and the dust and dirt having a super soft carpet is aaaaaaaahhhhhhhmazing!! So, what’s the first thing you do when you get new carpeting? You get an 8 week old PUPPY!??!? Yup, only me……

Bernie is came home the 30th of September at around 5pm. I’m hoping this sleeping puppy sleeps all night long!! Fingers crossed.

Bernie is a Bernese Mountain Dog. She’s a big girl. She’s gonna be A VERY BIG girl!! She is so very sweet!!

Bernie laid on my lap all the way home so we could bond!! 

Look at the size of that PAW!!!!! That’s in The Husbands hand!!

On to the giveaway cause it’s puppy play time!

My monthly $50 giveaway is my way of saying THANK YOU for being a follower! I really do appreciate the fact that you stop by. THANK YOU!!!

This months giveaway has the same exact spiel as last month and the month before and the month before that! The year before and well, you get the idea. For as long as this giveaway is popular, I’ll continue to do it. I am truly thankful and feeling blessed that you stop by. This giveaway is open worldwide for PayPal option only. (I’m not sure the other GC would work worldwide) This is a Giveaway that is hosted only by me. So, by coming back often and staying around for a while, looking at more than one page, really helps me. Of course, any extra clicks on advertisements is always appreciated.

GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!!


  1. OMG….Bernie’s adorable! I love Bernese Mtn Dogs. I’ve just woken up, but my day’s brighter already having seen her face 🙂

  2. rhonda miotke says

    What a sweet looking pup! My pup Buster makes my day every day always so happy.

  3. rhonda miotke says

    Thanks for the super giveaway! I really like your blog.

  4. Kate Sarsfield says

    She is absolutely beautiful, Connie! AND she’ll keep you warm 😉

  5. Kate Sarsfield says

    My day’s going fine although I’m really tired as I had to get up with Mum a couple of times. Her latest blood results came today and thankfully all’s well – phew (till the next time!).

  6. Cheryl Chervitz says

    So far so good today, getting ready to go grocery shopping when my hubby gets off work. I hate waiting till afternoon, but with only one car, its the best way to do it.

  7. shannon fowler says

    Today is going ok. It is Monday, so it always seems to be harder to get motivated for the normal week, but for a Monday it is good.

  8. Karen Raider says

    I love big dogs and Bernie is a pretty girl.

  9. Kim Pincombe-Cole says

    Having a great day – drinking my iced pumpkin chai tea latte and curled up with a really good book. Perfect way to start October!

  10. Good swim class. Then filled my gas tank for all the running around I’ll be doing this week.

  11. shelly peterson says

    Thanks for the giveaway. Today was an ok day.

  12. Tamra Phelps says

    Bernie will be as big as a small horse eventually, lol. But that just makes me like her more…she reminds me of me, ha.

  13. Tamra Phelps says

    Today I was able to lift my right arm up over my head, lol. It feels like a bit of a triumph. That arm was glued to my side when I first regained consciousness, and there were times I doubted I’d get it back at all. I’m pretty happy today.

  14. Cannot believe it’s October! September just fleeeeew by and we are in the end of 2018! I love this time of year (usually) so I hope it’s a happy time for me and my Mom this year! 🙂

  15. shelly peterson says

    It was a long day. Is it Friday yet?

  16. Michele Soyer says

    Oh gosh Connie best of luck with puppy.. so adorable….

  17. Thanks so much for an awesome giveaway! It’s always nice to have a few extra dollars to spend this time of the year. And that puppy…OMG! Too adorable!

  18. Kate Sarsfield says

    I’m in one of my moods, folks. The blood results showed that Mum doesn’t have ovarian cancer – hardly surprising when she doesn’t have ovaries! They did the wrong bloody test again. I’m fuming! I shall have to go and take it out on the weeds, or jump on some cardboard boxes for recycling. They may have enough of the original sample to do the colon/rectal cancer test so here’s hoping (again).

  19. Shirley Emitt says

    Day going good, doing school with our 4yr old.

  20. Today is going okay. I had a lot of stress last week that I am trying to recover from. The last of which was having to put our puppy down. We are broken hearted.

  21. Debbie Welchert says

    It’s been rainy and dreary here today. So I’m kind of in a down mood. My grandchildren just came home from school and they are my sunshine. So now I am in a happier mood.

  22. That puppy is so adorable… Oh I just want to hug her up!! LOL…. Today was ok. Worked on more of my Autumn cleaning in my house. It is gonna take forever for me to complete it but I will end up there eventually… lol. 😉

  23. Fun morning with the SPARK group at Chatfield. We picked little pumpkins and painted them.

  24. Our day went fine. We are enjoying the slightly cooler weather.

  25. shelly peterson says

    Today was pretty good. Went to an appointment and lunch with mydaughter.

  26. Kate Sarsfield says

    I’m due a delivery today so up relatively early for me (ha, that makes it sound like I’m about to give birth!!!!). No plans other than more painting and a committee meeting tonight.

  27. Michele Soyer says

    Spent the morning doing some painting… touching up some spots downstairs so it look brand spanking new for the holidays.. always love a fresh coat of paint….our man who weed wacks for us is here so had to come up cook and putter….

  28. Spent the morning at the hospital. My friend’s surgery went well for her new hip. Good swim class.

  29. Lissa Crane says

    My day was a little rough, I got some bad news, but seeing that adorable little puppy of yours made me smile! He’s so precious!

  30. Had our lawn mowed today — the grass got really high — so I plan to rake it all up tomorrow and give it to the chickens. They love cut grass… Other than that it was an ok day. (I know my life is not exciting. lol. But at least it’s calm compared to last year, which was nonstop drama.. 😛 )

  31. shelly peterson says

    Today wasn’t the best of days. Here’s to a better tomorrow. 🙂

  32. Michele Soyer says

    No motivation to get going today….as soon as the spirit kicks in I have to go out and transplant some morning glorys….have to also start touching up the garage with a fresh coat of paint….as I think about it all the list goes on and on….one thing is for sure I am never bored…..

  33. Kate Sarsfield says

    So tired today & I’ve got a headache but got to keep going – dinner will not cook itself. Hopefully I’ll get a nap while Mum sleeps in the afternoon. Nothing else happening …

  34. Tamra Phelps says

    I’m getting aggravated at the kitchen staff here. Because of my stomach issues, I’ve repeatedly asked for bland type foods, like cream of chicken soup, etc. So what did they send today? Chili. Right, no thanks. I don’t want to spend the whole evening in pain. So, today, I’ve eaten half a peanut butter sandwich. Fortunately, I have a tiny fridge with cheese and yogurt in it, so I’ll just eat that later.

    • Kate Sarsfield says

      Getting aggravated is a good sign! I mean it’s pretty shitty that you were sent chilli but fighting back shows spirit! Go get ’em!

  35. Today was a good day… raked up all the grass that was mowed but it was very hot…. I couldn’t wait to get inside… lol. TOmorrow I will pick it up and discard…. 🙂

  36. Bunch of people here in town for the Horticulture Therapy Conference came to the gardens. We fed them and gave them tours of what we do here.

  37. shelly peterson says

    My daughter is on vacation so I spent the day with her.

  38. Kate Sarsfield says

    We’re still waiting (and fretting) about news of Mum’s last blood test. On a happier note, it isn’t raining! Honestly, that’s all that’s happening here!

  39. Michele Soyer says

    Raining so heavily that I had no choice but to come up.. If I paint the garage it will take forever to dry so cleaned out the aviary talked to the doves and now a shower and looking at all my curtains and drapes and figuring out what I need to replace before the holidays….

  40. I’m feeling so confused today….

  41. Dana Rodriguez says

    Bernie is so cute and wow that is a big paw! We just got a puppy too but she is a BoChi (Boston Terrier/ Chihuahua mix) so she will be nowhere near Bernie’s size lol

  42. Women’s Bobs Burgers Louise Appreciate your Lack of Sarcasm Christmas Sweater.

  43. Good swim class. I’m a bit sore and banged up from a fall I took yesterday but the warm water felt good.

  44. It poured and poured… I did some work and then cuddled up and enjoyed my afternoon. 🙂

  45. I’m loving our cool, drizzly fall weather! It makes you want to curl up with a book on the couch and drink some hot cocoa.

  46. shelly peterson says

    Still having some computer problems which is frustrating. I think I may have fixed it though.

  47. Michele Soyer says

    Looks like another rainy day…..no matter what I have to go down and see to the garden then figure out the rest of the day.. should bake but I might leave that for tomorrow…. happy weekend all…..

  48. Kate Sarsfield says

    I decided to do the weekly shop today as I had some dry cleaning to collect anyway. Great to have the shopping done early but I forgot the damn dry cleaning AND it was written down … has anyone seen my brain …?

  49. Julie murphy says

    I am at work. 12 hour day. I work weekends so boo.

  50. My Day is going great! Excited for this giveaway!

  51. Stephanie Phelps says

    My day is okay. I have not been feeling well and I think I am dealing with a 2 year old that is not feeling so well either. So whiny is not even close to describing her right now!

  52. Very stormy day. Couldn’t do what I wanted to outside so I ran in and did inside stuff instead.

  53. Quiet day at home. Still achy from my fall on Thursday.

  54. shelly peterson says

    Today was a relaxing day. I went to my grandsons soccer games and did nothing for the rest of the day.

  55. Kate Sarsfield says

    Sunday, sweet Sunday, a day of rest for all but the wicked so I must be really bad!

  56. Today so far so so, it is raining we have a roof leak. Dumped water, fed cats it is still quite early.

  57. Tamra Phelps says

    Woke up with a swelled and aching left hand. Just the latest bit of weirdness, lol. Tomorrow I have an appt. with the tummy dr. It’s to discuss the results from the last test (I already know it didn’t show them anything.) and schedule the test they really wanted to do to begin with, but insurance said the other had to be done first. Think of how much money could be saved if they let doctors decide what needs to be done instead of insurance idiots.

  58. Kelly Kimmell says

    So far our day is going well. Went to church & have spent the afternoon relaxing.

  59. I just ran a marathon today so I am very happy! I am not ready to go back to work tomorrow but I will tough it through.

  60. Weather was terrible today. We lost power all day. So I spent my day on my tablet watching movies… lol. So it wasn’t very productive, but it’s Sunday.. so I don’t feel too bad. 😉

  61. The airport reported a half inch of SNOW yesterday. Today just cold and gray.

  62. Arg raining again… and still leaking. We need one day just to patch this and it isgoing to rain for 3 more days. So… not so good.

  63. shelly peterson says

    I went to the movies today and did some cleaning.

  64. Kate Sarsfield says

    There I was with my day’s list when my sister rang to ask me to drive to Dublin to collect my niece from College. That’s 5 hours driving but at least the weather wasn’t too bad and the trees were pretty.

  65. Michele Soyer says

    No power yesterday so I was forced to read and bake… today is different just came back in from working outside in the garden.. started late because my dear niece called at 8 am and we chatted and chatted….love that girl!

  66. Tamra Phelps says

    Went to the doctor today. Scheduled the EGD scope thing for Oct. 30. He says he’s using anesthesia because he anticipates taking biopsies. Fine by me. Whatever is needed to figure this gut thing out.

  67. Spent day in bed. Have a tooth/gum ache and I just can’t concentrate with those. Hopefully tomorrow will be better and pain free! 🙂

  68. Good swim class. Then went to visit a friend who is in rehab since she got her hip replaced last week.

  69. Lissa Crane says

    My day is going well, I enjoyed my day off for the holiday and had a fun day shopping with my daughters!

  70. It is going better than yesterday. Hubby patched par of the roof, no more leaks in the living room which is nice.

  71. shelly peterson says

    A day of dialysis and I am tired today.

  72. Kate Sarsfield says

    Catching up on the things I should have done yesterday then I’m going for a nap (the wind was howling all night). Choir practice tonight and we’ve got quite a few new members so that means more work to get the dynamics right. Good craic though!

  73. Today was a good day! Pain subsided, thank goodness for antibiotics and rest! Chatted with a friend and got to work on the study. It’s spotless now! 🙂

  74. Slept in. The volunteered at my local Dems office.

  75. Susan Smith says

    My day is going well, I wish the rain would stop. I spend the day running errands and doing laundry.

  76. Todaywas alright. Still raining. We had a record rainfall in September and now October is being just as naughty. We still have a roof leak it cant be gotten to in the rain.

  77. shelly peterson says

    I ran a few errands today and spent time on the computer.

  78. Michele Soyer says

    Sitting here knowing that I should get up.. make breakfast and get moving but on these rainy days all I want to do is sit, read and online shop!!!

  79. Kate Sarsfield says

    At last! I got a phone call first thing to say that Mum’s blood test HAD been done first time round but that the results weren’t forwarded to the Dr. and the results are perfect. I don’t care whose fault it was, human error happens, but at least we can stop worrying now.

    • Tamra Phelps says

      Yes!!That’s great. (Fist punch high in the air!!🗽🗽🌈🌈–okay, that’s actually the Statue of Liberty but it’s as close as I could find to a fist punch, lol.)

  80. Cold and misty and a chance of snow. Don’t feel like doing anything.

  81. Bad headache today and a bit tired. Got a bit accomplished though, but I feel drained.

  82. shelly peterson says

    My day was ok. Had my daughter and grandson over for dinner.

  83. Tamra Phelps says

    So, I’ve been standing longer in what they call a standing frame. Basically, it has something up front in case you need to lean on it and a strap behind you in case you need to lean on that. You try to stand on your own as much as possible. Either way, your putting weight on your feet and legs and strengthening them. I did 13 minutes the first attempt today. New record for me, lol. What gets me is that it’s not my legs that give out, it’s queasiness from my gut issues. I feel like if I could get better nutrition my strength would be much better.

    • Kate Sarsfield says

      Hopefully the scope will sort out your belly but hey!? Thirteen minutes? That’s really something to be proud of, you warrior woman!

  84. Kate Sarsfield says

    The weather was glorious today but it’s the calm before Storm Callum hits our shores tonight – orange weather alert so everything outside is either moved inside or tied down safely.

  85. Another gray, cold day. I’m hibernating.

  86. Snake on the patio… oh goodness… not something you wanna see first thing in the morning… let me tell you. luckily I have kind neighbors who get my terror and kindly remove them for me. lol…

  87. My day was going fairly decently. We worked outside all day although it was cold. Hubby and I came in and each took a nap on th couch and loveseat. I was on the loveseat. We have had a roof leak and he had patched it. While we were asleep a HUGE chunk of plaster fell from the ceiling above and I got hit on the head. Luckily it was one of the smaller pieces.

  88. shelly peterson says

    I had a nice relaxing day!

  89. Michele Soyer says

    Well what a day yesterday..Snake downstairs on the patio…great neighbors I can truly say….so I spent the morning spraying with malathion.. I had sprayed around the aviary, pond and cistern just the other week but not the downstairs patio….so scrubbed with disinfectant then removed all my plant stuff from the shelves got out my trusty sprayer and went to work….there is no real deterrent for snakes other than no clutter blah blah blah but malathion and black tar detergent drives them away….let us see what today brings! LOL

  90. Kate Sarsfield says

    Storm Callum hit last night and amazingly we didn’t lose power. Just a bit of tidying up to do outside but no damage, thank goodness. Heading into town now for groceries & meds, then back to DIY.

  91. Good swim class, then stop at Wendy’s for chili and frosty. Tonight is concert with Holly Near.

  92. Today was a nice drama free day! No snakes or bugs…. lol. Beautiful sunny weather and I listened to the Now That’s What I Call Halloween album. 🙂

  93. Tamra Phelps says

    So, today I stood 20 minutes in the standing frame (you’re surrounded on every side in case you fall.) New record for me. My physical therapist says next week I can start using the ‘supine lift’ to get from bed to wheelchair. (Right now they use a sling underneath me, which they attach to a big lift. It lifts me in the air and they maneuver me into the chair.) The supine lift has a strap they put under your arms to be sure you don’t fall, then you stand, they turn it and you sit in the chair.

  94. shelly peterson says

    It was a very beautiful sunny Fall day. But I am very tired today.

  95. Michele Soyer says

    No rain.. lovely sunny day.. going to bathe our Phoebe then bake some batter rolls and putter around until lunch.. have a wonderful weekend everyone!

  96. Kate Sarsfield says

    Storm Callum put paid to the internet last night & it’s only just come back. The winds are finally dying down so I’m popping out for the weekend papers (have to get 2 of the same so we don’t fight over the crosswords!) then home for Strictly Come Dancing on the BBC & pizza! Love, love, love this time of year! Bad hair day? Bung on a woolly hat et voilá!

  97. Still too early to tell, but its nice to have the weekend.

  98. Today is a beautiful and sunny day! Spent most of the morning outside and bathed the dog (which she isn’t really a fan of!) Now I am going to have a drink of orange juice and relax for the rest of the weekend! 🙂

  99. Fun day at the Pumpkin Festival. Did cashier for 4 hours and then ate a funnel cake.

  100. My day was very busy. We went to an auction and it lasted for way too long! It was cold and dark by the time we got home. We like auctions though so really not bad at all just long.

  101. My day was fine (I dont know when comments rest I commented rather late last time)

    After we got home, I had tons to catch up on, but now I am inside, warm and full of dinner. I also petted everyone (we have 5 cats and a blind dog) they missed u as they always do, I always make sure we love on them all when we get home.

  102. shelly peterson says

    Today was a quiet and relaxing day for the most part. I did go to my grandsons soccer game and out to lunch.

  103. It is Sunday… I am relaxing with coffee in bed with my laptop. This is how I do Sunday Morning! I hope everyone has a good one! <3 🙂

  104. Michele Soyer says

    I do love Sunday! Off to make breakfast, check the garden quickly by the way then read, relax the usual Sunday fare.. put on the music.. opera today and make Chicken Parmesano…..

  105. Kate Sarsfield says

    … and after 2 days of Storm Callum the sun is almost blinding so beds have been stripped & hopefully I’ll get the lot washed & dried. A bit of tidying up of small branches was all the damage done, thank heavens. I’m prepping roast pork with all the trimmings for later and that ends your daily news from this side of the Atlantic!

  106. Joined new SAGE chorus today. Fun group of people.

  107. My day went pretty darned good. I found another vehicle. Its a 2002 Mountaineer. It has a few problems, bu is my FIRST car ever with power windows. Yeah, I am one of those folks ha! Oh and it snowed here today!

  108. shelly peterson says

    I did some cleaning and then went to see Venom with my sons. It was a pretty good day but its cold.

  109. Kate Sarsfield says

    I’ve made a new friend. He/she is a spider that lives in a little hole in the window frame & comes out to eat any houseflies that I manage to whack! He/she drags the remains into the hole and a couple of days later the corpse is dragged back outside. I could watch this little creature for hours!

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  111. Good swim class. Then a stop at Arby’s for the Bronco deal to take to my friend who is in rehab after her hip replacement.

  112. Tamra Phelps says

    Today, I got to switch to the standing lift instead of the other lift, which literally picks you up in a ‘sling pad’ and plops you into a wheelchair. The standing lift lets you hold onto it, it helps you stand then they turn the lift and you sit down. Hey, that’s progress, lol.

  113. he day was alright. Didn’t quite ge done all that we had hoped. The sun was out today though so that made things better. Chilly so was inside most of the day.

  114. shelly peterson says

    It was an ok day. I am of course tired as usual.

  115. Michele Soyer says

    Had a very pleasant day shopping yesterday.. Went to do all my holiday shopping except for small items…. all the baking needs….ready to make meringues.. fondant.. buche de noels.. pies and any other order I might get.. as for us it is pumpkin everything time….

  116. Kate Sarsfield says

    What a difference a day makes! Yesterday was glorious sunshine, today dark & drizzly, so typical Irish weather, I suppose! Not much happening here but choir tonight so practising my harmonies along with YouTube.

  117. Tamra Phelps says

    Today, my physical therapist decided I’ve progressed enough to start trying to push up out of the chair instead of grasping something and pulling up. Makes sense. I mean how often does a bar magically appear in front of you to help you pull up, lol. Of course, pushing up is harder, but I’ll get there. I always get there. Eventually. 😖

    • Kate Sarsfield says

      That’s the way to go girl!

      “Now push it
      Ah, push it, push it good
      Ah, push it, push it real good
      Ah, push it, push it good
      Ah, push it, p-push it real good
      Hey! Ow!”

      • Tamra Phelps says

        Lol, an old Salt & Peppa fan, huh?? That goes through my head, too.

        • Kate Sarsfield says

          It played one evening when I was painting a ceiling about 2 weeks ago & I got a bit carried away & started just painting wherever the mood took me along with the rhythm. Bit like noughts & crosses! Can’t get it out of my head now …

  118. Quiet day at home after a busy week. Sun is shining and temps are warming up to almost seasonal after Sunday’s snow and cold.

  119. Today we go a lot done. I got a ton of housework finished, hubby got things ready for winter. We went and visited his Dad and sa pictures too of his vacation to Denmark.

  120. shelly peterson says

    I didnt do a whole today, which is nice.

  121. Kate Sarsfield says

    The sun has got his hat on today so I’m washing the outside furniture to put away for the winter, and just enjoying stocking up my Vitamin D levels!

  122. Good swim class. Quiet evening at home.

  123. A lot of gum pain… I go to the dentist next week. I can’t concentrate on anything at all. Very tired…..

  124. shelly peterson says

    Today was an ok day. I went to dialysis and then home.

  125. Today went really well. I found out the truck I bought doesnt need a power steering pump whew. I couldn’t quite afford one. It had been over filled. Now to title and insure it. I am so relieved.

  126. Michele Soyer says

    It has been raining tropical torrential rain for 2 days and nights.. lost all my tomatoes…oh well the eggplants are surviving and the flowers are fine.. thank goodness I moved all the herbs and seedlings to the patio.. want to get moving but coffee first…

  127. Kate Sarsfield says

    I’ve got to go to Dublin later on so I’m whizzing round the house ‘like a white tornado’ (anyone of an age to remember that ad?) trying to get as much done as I can as it’ll be dark when I get back. At least the weather is lovely for driving.

  128. Tamra Phelps says

    On Monday, in physical therapy, we started trying to push up from the chair and stand with the walker instead of the standing frame. It’s going well. Barry, the physical therapist still helps with the part where I push up, but once I’m up, I can support myself for about a minute. Considering that when I got here three months ago, I could barely move in bed, I’m pleased, lol.

  129. Quiet day at home. My day to pay bills. such fun. (not!)

  130. Poured all day… lost power… so I cuddled up in bed and watched “American Werewolf in London” on my laptop. It’s one of my favorite Halloweentime movies… 🙂

  131. Today went well. Registered my ‘new’ 2002 truck, it drove well and now to get i all cleaned up. I am so happy to have a vehicle again. I can go if needed and not depend on anyone.

  132. shelly peterson says

    Today was a pretty good day. Went to dinner for my sons birthday.

  133. Kate Sarsfield says

    I’m beginning to think we have a poltergeist. Another mirror fell off the wall and about 30 minutes later I could hear a shuffling sound in Dad’s room as I sat at his desk but nothing was there … all this at 4 in the morning …

    • Michele Soyer says

      Pretty soon the veil between worlds will be very thin Kate…….

      • Kate Sarsfield says

        Ooh, don’t! I’ll have my candle in the window to ward off evil spirits and to bring light to the darkness.

  134. Michele Soyer says

    Lost yesterday completely….power went all day so I baked cookies.. what a great way, other then reading, to spend the morning… gingerbread and pecan sandies…..today it is still pouring so after chores a pumpkin mousse maybe????

  135. Tamra Phelps says

    Today, we did standing with a walker in physical therapy. It honestly blows my mind that I can stand and hold my own weight even if it is just for a minute at a time, lol. We stand, we rest, we stand…etc. It gets a little easier each time.

  136. Another day no power…. Bad rainstorms and flooding in a lot of areas. So I did the same thing today as I did yesterday. Nothing. lol. Curled up and minded my own business…. 😉

  137. Good swim class. Then a visit to my friend in rehab.

  138. Not too bad today. Rained all morning annd then the sun came out. Gosh we need to rake or just mow it over. We have been supr busy and still have lots to do!

  139. shelly peterson says

    A day of dialysis and had dinner with my daughter and grandson.

  140. Angela Saver says

    I had a busy day, but I’m happy because its Friday night and we are into our weekend! Yay!

  141. Kate Sarsfield says

    I’m kicking myself today – had the alarm set & yes, hit stop instead of snooze. I’ve missed 3 hours of lovely sunshine 🙁 Anyway, Saturday means getting the weekend papers, doing as little housework as possible, grocery shopping, Strictly Come Dancing and pizza!

  142. Still waiting for power to be restored in our area after the bad weather….. Thank goodness for battery backups….

  143. Michele Soyer says

    Current is back!! Yes…..28 hours without was a bit rough even with 12v and generator… have to upgrade the solar and we would have been 100%….roads washed out entry to some villages impossible… police are issuing bulletins saying please stay off the damn roads…..ready for tea and a movie…

  144. Shannon Mitchell says

    Doing okay went fishing this morning, enjoyed that, it was peaceful and quiet. By the way the voting for Caitilin has ended.

  145. Fun afternoon doing cashier at the library book sale.

  146. Todaay wa a lazy day. I got nothing done minus feeding the animals and us. We watched college football all day!

  147. shelly peterson says

    Today was a beautiful sunny Fall day. I went to my grandsons soccer game and to dinner for my sons birthday.

  148. Michele Soyer says

    All peaceful and calm for now…Met office has extended the severe weather alert until Tuesday but it appears maybe here in the east we will be spared….trying to get chores and other incidentals done early so I can read, relax and enjoy a cocktail before lunch.. Swedish Meatballs today……

  149. Kate Sarsfield says

    Not a lot on the agenda today. I am NOT starting any big jobs, just a bit of tidying up & I’ll scrub down Mum’s bathroom while she’s napping. We’re due a big change in the weather with snow forecast in Donegal for later in the week so time to get my woolly hats & scarves out.

  150. The sun is actually shining! lol thank goodness! We definitely need a dry out after days and days of rain. Since today is my fun day I am gonna rest and relax…. 🙂

  151. So far my day is going pretty good. I’ve had a very relaxing day.

  152. Quiet day at home. Got my ballot and need to figure out how to vote on the amendments.

  153. Tracy Robertson says

    My day is going well! It’s Sunday so I got lots of extra rest and it’s Netfilx and pizza with my boyfriend tonight!

  154. Toady we worked on geting the yard and house ready for winter. The trees are mostly leaveless, so tons of raking. Working on the woodpile and bringing wood in and straightening it out. I am tired.

  155. shelly peterson says

    I had a relaxing day. I did a little shopping.

  156. Kate Sarsfield says

    It’s beautiful now but we had our first frost last night & had the central heating on. Reminder to self: ring the boiler bloke for it’s annual check-up. Just the usual chores today though I’ll take Mum to visit Dad later on before the sun goes down.

  157. Michele Soyer says

    Not too bad out today.. sunny then cloudy a mixed bag….did a yard cleanup re-potted some flowers and now to have a bit of lunch and a nice cup of coffee….

  158. Good swim class. My friend is getting out of rehab tomorrow.

  159. I always follow Ralph Waldo Emerson’s dictum: “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.”

  160. Tamra Phelps says

    Same old thing around here. Mostly. There is one poor soul down the hall that is dying, and quite painfully. It’s heartbreaking.

  161. Spent the morning working outside. I had to clean the pond filter and move some fish over. Just a typical day…. not very exciting. Which is ok. I’m not one for drama…

  162. shelly peterson says

    Today was a long day. I am really tired today.

  163. Today was another day we worked ourselves to pieces outside. Really a wood burner saves fuel but i is back breaking work at times. I will be glad for spring and winter hasnt started yet!

  164. Michele Soyer says

    Up and out early.. dentist then a small grocery list and back home for a pizza lunch….

  165. Milly Bryant says

    My day is going ok. I’m on partial bedrest trying to keep this little one safe, and that’s kind of rough with 7 kids! But we are surviving, messy house and all.

  166. Kate Sarsfield says

    Like Michele I was at the dentist first thing then made a big pot of porridge for our breakfast. My Welsh grandfather used to take his with a pinch of salt on top and no milk – yeuch! Then the usual chores and off to choir. We’ve got a couple of ‘big’ events coming up in November.

  167. So my dentist appointment went well. No absesses or any serious problems (thank God, I am very grateful) I just have some gum issues which can give me a little pain… but it is something i can manage. Today was a very good day. 🙂

  168. I went and got my friend out of rehab and took her home. So glad she’s done with that.

  169. Angela Saver says

    I’m having a good day and just had some delicous dinner with my hubby.

  170. Not a bad day. Hubby had a DR appt, and has one again tomorrow out of town. He has cancer and they are doing a yearly check up on him. So far so good.

  171. shelly peterson says

    Today was a bit busy. Went to court with my daughter and out to lunch. Made some home made chili for dinner.

  172. Kate Sarsfield says

    Last night I suggested that the men come to the front of the choir and that we altos go to the back. What a difference! They’re on time, on pitch and much more ‘in charge’ of their harmony line. And as for us altos, well, we get to mess about in the back!

  173. Michele Soyer says

    Moved along nicely today…done for the day and it only half twelve… started early and I mowed thru my chores.. scrubbing the downstairs patio.. driveway and doing transplanting…..juiced 24 oranges for fresh juice and put a veggie kugel in the oven to bake…

  174. Tamra Phelps says

    I’m having one of those days where I would stand in front of a microwave and yell, ‘hurry up!!’ Lol, I know I’ve made a lot of progress and I should be happy with that, and I am…but, hurry up, lol.

  175. Help! My car was trapped in the garage by 2 big ladders and a bunch of painters painting my house. Didn’t make it to class, but still got to the pool after the ladders went away.

  176. Today was ok… Still in a bit of pain today, but it is improving. But of course I made matters worse by falling into a drain. I didn’t cut my leg too badly but it swelled a bit. *sigh* I don’t know what it is about October this year… lol.

  177. Angelica Dimeo says

    My day was Ok although I think I am getting a cold, also I did laundry today.
    Tomorrow my son has a Dentist appointment 🙁

  178. Day is going good. I packed up a huge bag for thredup and the mail delivery picked it up, and also donated some huge bags of clothing and boxes of books. Put a couple things online on a local FB group that didn’t fit the other categories.

  179. Our day went fine. Went to an auction and picked up a few things. I sure wish giveaway tools form would work right instead of putting in tweets manually. I can figure it out.

  180. Angela Saver says

    My day has been good and now wer’e just relaxing and watching tv.

  181. shelly peterson says

    I went to dialysis today and went costume shopping for my grandson.

  182. Michele Soyer says

    Moving early again…hope to have as productive a day as yesterday… plans.. well.. French Toast then bathe the dog.. change the bathroom curtains for a new look.. then downstairs to see what needs being done there….

  183. Kate Sarsfield says

    Just your usual humdrum kind of day here: wormed the cat, did laundry, got Mum’s evening meal sorted then I’m off to Dublin to collect my niece from College – it’s mid-term break next week. Tomorrow we cast our votes in our Presidential election and a Referendum on removing ‘Blasphemy’ from the Constitution.

  184. Day is going good. Getting small chores done that have been easy to put off. Skipped grocery shopping today, thinking of going to a different store, waiting for the flyers to come around.

  185. Today was a good day… Got a lot accomplished and some of the gum pain I was experiencing subsided…

  186. Took my friend to her doctor’s appt. She bought me a sausage mcmuffin with cheese.

  187. shelly peterson says

    Today was a nice and relaxing day.

  188. Today was OK, worked my tail off. Oh and hubby came down with he dreaded MAN COLD. (you gotta be married to understand that one) He had a DR appt and he got a flu shot, now he thinks he has the flu.

  189. Kate Sarsfield says

    We’re just back from voting for the next Uachtaráin na hEireann (President of Ireland) and a Referendum on whether or not to remove ‘blasphemy’ as a criminal offence from the Irish Constitution, then we popped in to visit Dad’s grave on the way home. Now I’m cleaning toilets! Ah, the life of a politically aware person is never a dull one 😉

  190. Day is going good. Walked to town today to do errands. Wow, winter is coming, but I was ready with my down vest under my jacket!

  191. Michele Soyer says

    Gorgeous day here today… bright sun, blue sky….had to try hard to focus on work….made some pumpkin spice ice cream for the weekend dessert!

  192. It is day1 of 3 days off from work. So it is a great day. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

  193. Tamra Phelps says

    Today, I tried taking my first step since February. I have no idea how I feel about that, lol. On the one hand, I know I’ve come a long way and should be glad. But, on the other hand, it was barely a shuffle, and I can’t help but wonder if I’ll ever do this. Okay, I have wondered that every step of the way about every thing and I eventually got there…but, I can’t help but think it.

    • Kate Sarsfield says

      Oh, sweetheart, a shuffle? That’s mega compared to only a couple of weeks ago. Hey, if you can shuffle, you can dance 🙂

  194. Didn’t do much today…. had a hard time getting motivated. Head was in the clouds I guess….. I will try to be more productive tomorrow. (*fingers crossed*)

  195. Good swim class with one new person. Dropped of my ballot so I’m DONE with politics for a while.

  196. Day was alright. Hubby still has the dreaded MAN cold, so he thinks the world has spun out of control or something. I am telling ya a man cold is serious business!

  197. shelly peterson says

    I have been waiting to find out if my daughter is having a boy or girl but she canceled the reveal. So now I have to wait longer.

  198. Michele Soyer says

    Today is a day of memories for me.. today we would have been married 48 years….I was 18 he was 22 and we met in college….in fact talk about kismet he had just come to the states 8 months before…met in February.. talked about loving each other in May.. asked me to marry him in the summer and here on this day we said I do….miss him so….

  199. Kate Sarsfield says

    This morning my latest eBay purchase arrived: black, medium heel, over-the-knee suede boots. What Dad would have called kinky boots! They’re amazingly comfortable and cost less than a decent bottle of Scotch. I’ve just got to scuff the soles a bit so I don’t slip and I’m ready to rock! Pushing 60 and don’t give a toss what anyone thinks 😉

  200. Day is going good. It is cold and rainy, but it makes me feel like staying in and getting some things done. Going to do some cooking pretty soon, laundry, all those chores!

  201. Tamra Phelps says

    Rainy day here in KY. I’m going to spend the day working out my right leg, strengthening it, trying to get it ready to take some steps. (The infection that led to sepsis was in that leg, which is likely why it isn’t as strong as the left.)

  202. Today was a beautiful sunny day so I worked outside cleaning the yard and moving wood from one end of my property to another. So exciting! LOL…. Now I am relaxing watching Saw V.

  203. Picked up a prescription for my friend and took it to her house. Then quiet evening at home.

  204. Amr Tantawy says

    Today was a nice day to me

  205. shelly peterson says

    I had a good relaxing day. My son went to home coming so that was exciting.

  206. Kate Sarsfield says

    The clocks went back an hour last night/this morning so more time in bed for me! And Monday’s a public holiday as well so double yays all round!

  207. LeAnn Harbert says

    I went to a trunk or treat in our town with 2 of my granddaughters.

  208. Michele Soyer says

    Looking out from the gallery at the glorious sunflowers that I planted….what a wonderful sight on this sunny morning…makes me smile.. now back to reality.. coffee, breakfast then enjoy the day as I want.. it is Sunday..

  209. Jennifer Boehme says

    Today is great so far. My furkid is laying on my feet, have coffee brewing, and the sun is shining. Just cleaning house today.

  210. Day is going good. Got the slow cooker going, fall candles and hanging out. It is cold and drear out, so happy to be inside.

  211. Wearing my pumpkin sweatshirt and bat socks. Will be wearing the same outfit for the next 4 days.

  212. Relaxing today on Sunday. Finished listening to an audiobook I started the previous weekend and enjoying my day! 🙂

  213. shelly peterson says

    Today was a fun day. We had a little Halloween party for my grandsons.

  214. My day was tiresome. Hubby has the flu then I go it. Pardon the short response my head is pounding.

  215. Kate Sarsfield says

    10 hours solid sleep last night and I wanted to stay there all snuggly but the washing won’t hang itself out. It’s a public holiday here in Ireland and the schools etc. are off all week and that means winter is most definitely on it’s way.

  216. Day is going good. Was raining before, overcast right now, but not going out. Looking up some latke recipes. Have paperwork to do, dreaded task. Getting out the fall candles to make it nice. Getting more things ready to put in a second thredup bag.

  217. Michele Soyer says

    Had to hustle and sort everything out today because tomorrow is a baking day.. have to make truffles and Halloween cakes…..

  218. Good swim class. Then a trip to the library to pick up books. And a stop at Arby’s for the Broncos deal. (glad they just have to get 2 touchdowns and don’t have to win)

  219. Tamra Phelps says

    Today, I TOOK MY FIRST STEPS SINCE FEBRUARY 4th!! Yes, I felt like yelling that. Next thing, I have to learn to jog around the building, I guess. 🏃💃👍

    • Kate Sarsfield says

      What? Oh, Tammie, we’ve never met or even spoken to one another but right now I’m happy dancing with tears of joy pouring down my face (very quietly as it’s 3 in the morning)! What a woman!

  220. Jennifer Boehme says

    My day is great, doctor said my pneumonia is almost gone, yay. It was so nice out today, and in the seventies tomorrow.

  221. Had a hard time getting motivated today…. I will try to do better tomorrow! 😉

  222. shelly peterson says

    Today was a day of dialysis and as usual I am tired.

  223. Still have the flu. I think it is getting better I only slept 3/4 of the day and slept laying down. I could breath OK when I sat still.

  224. Kate Sarsfield says

    I’m heading into the attic to try to source a possible leak – a patch appeared on Mum’s ceiling. Hopefully I won’t put my foot through the ceiling unlike someone I know (yes, Dad, and not once but twice)! Choir tonight, might wear my new kinky boots!

  225. Jennifer Boehme says

    I am about to go out to the store, but I am so comfortable, I don’t want to. Today I have to clean living room up and do some baking. Hope everyone is having a good day!

  226. Michele Soyer says

    Done and ready to relax .. did all the baking early…Fright Cakes very scary!! Truffles came out perfectly according to the resident taster my daughter….Ready for a bloody cocktail right now….

  227. Day is going good, nice and sunny, but cool outside. Getting some calls done – my landline phone charge goes low pretty fast, so it is recharging, takes about an hour, then need to make some more calls. In the meanwhile, getting more of that paperwork done.

  228. Quiet day at home. High today of 40 after yesterday’s 75. Snow tonight.

  229. Rainy today after days of sun. Did some work but my mind was preoccupied so I didn’t get as much done as I should have.

  230. Lissa Crane says

    Rough day today had to break up a fight in my classroom and both kids were hurt pretty badly. It’s so disturbing to watch kids hit each other, it made me sad, so overall my day was a tough one!

  231. shelly peterson says

    Today was a nice relaxing day at home.

  232. Still have the flu.I am starting to wonder just howmuch mucu the human body produces in a day. Iam thinking gallons. It has not been pleasent. Pleae pardon typos.

  233. Day is going good. Sunny out, so getting the plan for today together. Got some of that paperwork done yesterday, but still more to do!

  234. Jennifer Boehme says

    It’s raining today, and cold. I hurt today also. My Pug has been sleeping, rainy day equals sleepy day. Pneumonia was bad yesterday, not too bad today.

  235. Michele Soyer says

    Happy Halloween….taking the day off.. yes off totally….already did chores and made lunch.. planning on listing to music, reading and making all my holiday lists….

  236. Happy Halloween! It is a dark and stormy day…. All I am going to do is eat chocolate candy and watch werewolf movies. LOL. Yep. Lazy. Lazy. Lazy…. 😉

  237. Kate Sarsfield says

    The colours of the Autumn leaves are glorious with the mist on them – “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” indeed! Oíche Shamhna Shona Daoibh!!

  238. Angela Saver says

    It’s Halloween so I’m having a good day and looking forward to passing out candy to the neighbor kids!

  239. Tamra Phelps says

    Well, I won 2nd place in the pumpkin painting contest here at the nursing home. Lol, hey, I might be a little old for Halloween, but around here, I’m a Spring chicken. I figured painting pumpkins can only help my dexterity. I still have a very slight tremor. It’s slowly clearing up.

  240. Good swim class. Glad that the sun is shining today.

  241. shelly peterson says

    Happy Halloween. I was supposed to go along trick or treating with my grandsons but I wasn’t feeling good.

  242. Kate Sarsfield says

    It’s actually the 1st. of November here but someone in the area is still setting off fireworks (illegal in Ireland without a licence) so I’m still in Halloween mode! Goodbye October …

  243. Arg this flu bug. I took an important call this morning and was coughing so badly I could barely make head nor tails of it. I dont feel all that bad just when I move!

  244. Paws crossed thanks for he nice giveaway. Dropped by as I thought it ended tonight. Yep, still on cold meds ha!