Another two weeks has come and gone! What an incredible few days, too. The biggest event: Hurricane Ian. It ended up heading south of us and we were relieved to be spared the storm. We had a few days of rain and strong wind (87 mph), and that’s all! Heartbroken for those in the SW part of the state, for sure.
I love the above layout! This printable kit from Becca Bonneville is so cute. When I saw her post on Insta, the way I RAN to The Lilypad to buy it!! It was Digital Scrapbook Day on Oct 1st, and many digital stores had some amazing sales. I was able to use it to scrapbook the previous day’s trip to get pumpkins.
Friday, Sept 30, we went to a local agritourism, farm-type place here in town that advertised pumpkins and sweet corn. The post was literally, “Come! We’re open and have pumpkins!” (They closed 2 days for the storm) So we went that afternoon…and
It was the oddest experience ever. You can read about the whole affair on Insta if you want the details. I don’t have it in me to be re-traumatized and tell it all again, lol. But I got this corn along with the pumpkins:
Look how tiny!!! The way my Midwest family LAUGHED at me when I sent them this photo. I was still glad to have it, though. I hadn’t had any all season. It tasted good, even if it’s shrimpy. And more expensive, haha. Here’s last year’s corn in South Dakota (I do love these plates):
Is it weird that I have photos of corn? I take them of everything since it’s my job as a scrapbooker. I got my Covid booster + flu shot on Friday night and I think I creeped out the pharmacist by asking if I could snap a pic as I got my jab. She said yes, btw.
Down here in the south, I’m surprised at how late (calendar-wise) all the fall activities start. The corn maze I went to last year in the midwest opened up in August. Here, they open the beginning of Oct or right before. Many were damaged by storm winds before being open for the season. This seems like a short amount of time before Halloween to move crowds of people through a maze or a pumpkin patch. But there’s also the added chance of early snow in the Midwest, and that’s not a thing here, haha.
Last month, I read a total of 6 books. So far this month, I’ve read 2, including the book above. It was a cute, light romance, includes a found family troupe, and is a book about books. I liked it! I’ve also finished the audiobook Upgrade by Blake Crouch. It’s a futuristic science fiction novel where DNA modification has run completely amok and humanity is in danger of going extinct. I liked this book more than his last one, Recursion, but not as much as my favorite, Dark Matter (an all-time fave). Once again, I’m ever so grateful for the Brooklyn Public Library.
I’m trying to hold onto my fall feels, but I’m inching towards CHRISTMAS a little more every day. I’ve GOT to get working on my quilt again. Outside, it’s not fall, but summer junior. Instead of 88º it’s 82º. lol The morning right after the storm, it was 66º and absolutely amazing. We enjoyed a few days of cooler temps before it started climbing again.
Thanks for stopping in again this week. Here’s this week’s funny: