Friday, September 24, 2010

Fall Friday Fragments!

Mommy's Idea

*It's fall now! Happy fall! Who doesn't love fall? I'm looking forward to seeing what fall is like here in a new part of the country. I know it won't equal the beauty of autumn in my native New England, but my hopes are still high.  

*In honor of fall we're planning on going apple-picking at a nearby orchard tomorrow, but only if the weather cooperates. If it doesn't, we're going to go join our new library. That's a fall-ish thing to do too, even though you can't make apple crisp out of books. :-(

*The wind in Iowa is amazingly strong. I've never seen anything like it except in the movies. It can be so strong that if your windows are open it will knock over picture frames and floor lamps. It's probably because there aren't as many trees to block the wind, although we do live in a heavily wooded area, but I guess it's not enough to block the strength of the wind whipping across the fields and farmlands. Thunderstorms also are very dramatic and powerful here. I love that!

*The new season of TV shows premiered this week...what shows do you watch? These are my shows: Dancing With the Stars, The Office, CSI:NY, Ghost Hunters, 48 Hours Mystery, 20/20, Saturday Night Live, Oprah, sometimes What Not to Wear, and History Detectives on PBS. That's more than enough TV for me. No more shows!

*My baby boy Sam turned 1 on Monday. I'll be posting more about that later. For now I will just say that I love that kid to the moon and back and I'm so thankful to have him!

*An important rite of passage in my life as a mom happened this week: I watched Scooby-Doo, a childhood favorite of mine, with my 5-year-old son John. Kids apparently still like Scooby-Doo. That's awesome!

*Back in August we bought a couch for the basement rec room, and it was finally delivered this week. I love this couch. I got to choose the style, the fabric, and the fabric for the toss pillows. It fits just right in the room and is soft, comfy, and attractive. It has a chaise lounge that comes out on one of the ends. I always wanted a couch like that. I love it!

*Yesterday I babysat for a friend's two young daughters so that she could go out to lunch with her husband for their anniversary. These girls were adorable and fun. When it was time for them to go, the older one cried and didn't want to go home. I've got mad babysitting skills! I've always just loved kids.

*And, perhaps most importantly, I found a really good new hairstylist. She's young and talented and can work well with my special-needs super-fine hair. I'm happy (and freshly highlighted)!

To see more Friday Fragments from others go to Half Past Kissin' Time. Have a great weekend!


Kristina P. said...

Loving fall, and the start of a new TV season. Yay!

dougandcheryl said...

I LOVE fall. It's definitely different out here in the midwest than it is in New England but fall is pretty everywhere!
I agree with you on those thunderstorms. I have never experienced thunderstorms the way we do here. I LOVE IT!
My fall tv shows: Survivor, The Amazing Race, Big Bang Theory, How I met your mother, The Office, 30 Rock, and I might get sucked into the Event. I'll have to see.

Donna said...

If I were to choose some more shows to watch I'd probably choose Survivor and Amazing Race. I've always thought they looked good!

Did you see The Office last night? I thought it was so funny when Michael spanked his nephew. It still makes me smile thinking about it.

Anonymous said...


I know it's weird, my husband tells me all the time, but my favorite show is Wizards of Waverly Place...

I have a friend who just moved to "The Windy City", that's Chicago... I would like to see Chicago and Iowa both!

Have a great weekend :)

Mrs4444 said...

I have thin hair, too; highlights are the bomb for adding texture, aren't they?!

I love some of those shows, too. Tonight, via DVR, I watched DWTS. Wow--Bristol danced about as well as a tree stump. David H cracked me up, and I loved Mrs. Brady :)

I didn't realize Iowa was windy like that. I'm glad they have four seasons like the Northeast; I would miss the seasons.

Me (aka Danielle) said...

Fall is, by far, my favorite season!

Happy Birthday to Sam! Such fun milestones and reason to celebrate.

Carolee said...

Visiting late from Friday Fragments.

Nothing beats fall in the northeast!

Happy Birthday to your little one.

Have a great week!

Donna said...

Thanks for your comments everyone!