This, folks, is what you call a 'revoltin' development'.
Today's schedule being what it is, I had the opportunity to sleep in. But, of course, Annie Blue meowed and meowed and meowed to be let out around 6:30 (even tho she's a cat, she goes potty outside), and I was sooooooo tired. But, I grumped and groaned out of bed and tromped downstairs and let her out. Then I flopped back in bed. And tossed and turned. Was too hot. Started thinking about this and that. Got up to go potty myself, and got a drink of water. And then? I was awake.
So, here I am. Potential lie-in morning not taken advantage of. (Well, that's a lie - I did get an extra hour compared to a normal morning.) Anyway, as I said, 'a revoltin' development'.
Anyway, here are a few pictures to illustrate life lately.
I took this first one on October 1st. I'd just walked into the kitchen to pull a junky pizza out of the oven, and the cozy scene just really struck a chord in me. What you can't see is that the four pans on the stove contain four fresh batches of cottage cheese, and there's a fire snap-cracklin' in the wood cookstove. Have I ever told you, "I LOVE my kitchen?!" :)
I took this next picture during our first-of-the-year snows. On the 10th, to be exact. With our whacky fall this year, we still had leaves on the trees (green leaves, in fact) when the snow came.
Last Friday while nannying, the weather allowed for some of the earliest sledding I can remember in years! Peanut #2 lives just about 2 miles from Peanut #1 (in order of babies I took care of), and so she and I visited little Miss O (who just turned 4) for some playtime.
And, lest you think little Miss O is not fashion-conscious with her blaze-orange hat, it IS hunting season. Here, Peanut #2 displays her own version on October 2nd (and, yes, she is very into wearing her jackets / vests backwards right now!) ;)
Speaking of hats, I've finished #4. This was a labor of love for a young, beautiful 16-year old whose birthday was a bit overshadowed on Saturday by her brother's wedding! She LOVES the KU Jayhawks (and used to live here, but now lives in Kansas which explains the interest), and it was recommended that I use those colors in the crocheting.
Buuuuut, see how bright and gaudy they are? I just couldn't do it. So, I tweaked 'em a bit . . . and explained myself once she opened the package. After all, I want the hat to actually be worn and used! (And I sure hope it will be!)
Here's a nice shot of Miss Sweet Sixteen and her "Mr. Tom" from the wedding over the weekend.
Finally, I'll leave you with this shot. It makes me laugh. I asked the youngest sibling of the wedding family to take some pictures with my camera during the reception. He's just 12 years old and . . . still short. So, here are the bride and groom . . . from his visual perspective. ;) Hee hee.