I got my iPhone 6 ON THE DAY they were released. Lest you think I’m someone who needs something the day it comes out, I was still rocking a broken iPhone 4S for about a year too long, with no reprieve from an iPhone 5. Rather than wait in line for two hours, or two weeks, (that really happened) I just called our local Verizon store at 5:00pm on the Friday of the release.
And that is what happens when the nearest Verizon store is in a cow town, rather than a city. If you’re local and planning to upgrade, go to Hadley and ask for JR. Tell him I sent you. I’m still learning all the new functions, but the camera is fantastic.
Another thing I want to mention is to read Jennifer’s wonderful article on blogger burnout at The Deliberate Mom. It needed to be said. This was an article I had in line to go for an upcoming guest deal, but I’m canning it now because Jennifer says it well. It’s been happening a lot lately with several bloggers I follow, and I don’t know why. I just know I miss a lot of you.
And now that I’ve said those important Monday things, I’m excited to be participating in this month’s Old School Blogging: Fall Into Fall! I have been wanting to talk about fall things. Check me out on SITS Girls all week with fall-related blogging prompts.
1. What Fall traditions do you have?
Oh, so many! We definitely always do Halloween up right, and Thanksgiving sometimes involves all six of the kids’ grandparents, which is just insane. It always includes at least four out of six. We also do a hayride, apple picking, pumpkin stew, corn maze, haunted train ride and jumping pillow:
Last year we discovered the Wee Faerie Village exhibit at the Florence Griswold Museum and we will be doing that again:
I think autumn weekends are simply amazing. There are festivals, fairs, pumpkin patches and more to discover.
2. What is your favorite fall recipe?
Definitely the Pumpkin Stew Baked in a Pumpkin! Link HERE. I also love homemade pumpkin spice syrup that I put in my coffee. With whipped cream and maybe a little cinnamon on top!
3. What is a favorite Fall photo (or photos) you’ve taken?
4. Football – love it or hate it (maybe it steals your hubby away)?
Hatred would indicate that I actually cared at all, or that I’d ever even watched a minute of it. Indifference is the word.
5. What was your favorite Halloween costume as a kid?
In third grade I wanted to be a California Raisin. They had a store-bought costume available, but with my mom being an artist and with money being tight, we bought the materials to make it. She wanted it to be a surprise for me and told me she would lay it out one night and I’d wake up to it on my floor. I woke up to the store-bought costume! It was bright purple with a big face and completely covered me. There were two eye-holes for me. I absolutely loved it. I don’t know if she knew that, or just realized that making it herself would be such a project. Either way, it was special. Supergirl was my adulthood favorite.
6. Pumpkins or Ghosts or both?
Pumpkins, I suppose! You can eat them. And they’re healthy.
7. What’s your favorite fall fashion item (boots? scarves? sweaters?, etc.)
I suppose lately it’s brown boots over leggings or skinny jeans. I have to keep it interesting because I highly resent not being able to wear sundresses. I’ve been wearing sundresses and sundresses alone for the last few months. It’s been fantastic.
8. Is “leaf pile jumping” your thing or not?
It always was my thing as a kid. I suppose it’s been ages. I think I’m afraid I’ll hit something hard, like a rock or a stick to the eye, or a hard ground. Maybe I should try it again soon.
9. Is “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” a must-watch at your house?
I can’t remember if it’s that one or the Christmas one that Scarlet likes to watch every so often, even when it’s spring or summer!
10. What are you going to be for Halloween this year (or your kids…)?
Ok, this is largely undecided. There has been all sorts of talk about Guardians of the Galaxy and superheroes. I’ll have to keep you posted on that. She has a Supergirl costume so if she did that, it would be hard for me to resist being the same thing. I also always want to be Snow White again, although last year’s costume wasn’t very good. I need to find a good quality Snow White costume that is halfway between matronly and sexy, because they all seem to be one or the other!