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!