Sunday, October 26, 2008

Witches, ghosts, kittens, and cookies.

Ah, Halloween is in the air. I love this holiday, I love the colors of fall, and I LOVE days like today that are sunny, warm, and chock full of autumn colors. Amazing. I enjoy putting out my Halloween things. In fact, I need more and more! I love the witch up above: I bought it at the little store we used to have at work. The gal used to stock some wonderful holiday items and I miss the deals we could get. Oh well, at least I still have all the fall colors. That's what counts.

Mary Jo painted this for me many years ago. This is Doug when he was small, and Deacon (not much change there), and Penny (she's no longer with us, and I love this picture even more because it reminds me of her, of when she was our kitty, and how much we loved her). This picture means Halloween to me. It's one of the items that I would save if my house were burning and I could only save a few items. This is one of them.

I didn't feel well this week (my stomach issues came back with a vengeance), and so I didn't do any baking at the RM House. So I called Lindsay and asked if I could take some baked goods over on Sunday and she said yes. So last night I baked up a storm, loving every minute of it. Baking brownies and watching college football. It don't get much better than that.

I baked up some brownie bites, big and small cupcakes, and some sugar cookies. Halloween Style.

Mark and I drove over to the house, made the delivery, and stopped at Cari's on the way home (her house is on the way home from there...easy stop!). Look who was greeting us at the front porch.

Along with this fine fellow. The roomies had a pumpkin carving party last night and there were several pumpkins sitting around, all set for Halloween to arrive.

I guess the kittens had a great time at the party as well, loving all the attention. Cari wanted me to bring my banjo over for her, but it sure looks like the kittens think it belongs to them.

Mark loves kittens. And they love him.

Banjos and kittens. Now who would have thought you'd put those two words together?

Reading Mary Jo's blog, it reminded me of a picture from many years ago. While looking for it I came across this one. This is from the day we brought Doug home from the hospital. Cari was fine with it all, but on the way out of the hospital Steven finally figured out that 'thing' was coming home with us and he WOULD NOT GET IN HIS CAR SEAT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!!! Let's just say it wasn't pretty. The funny thing is they actually got along very well until the teenage years came about. And they're just now starting to get along again. Fingers crossed.

This is the picture refered to earlier. Mary Jo and some friends of ours went to this nursery this month to get some pumpkins. As you can tell from how small the kids are, we went there many years ago and this in one of my favorite pictures in the world. It's good of all them, and I love all of them more than I can tell you.

1 comment:

Mary Jo said...

I do love this picture and there you are baking again!! Whatever...