I've taken down my Fancy Schmancy Summertime To-do List and am getting ready to put up a list for fall. I haven't quite decided exactly how long fall will last, but I do know it will take me at least to the end of November.
It was a rainy day here today, the kind where after you set your feet on the floor and haul yourself out of bed for a cup of coffee, it gets increasingly darker outside rather than lighter. When that happens I drink two cups of coffee. :0)
It wasn't the greatest day for the community garage sales. Kudos to those who put their wares out yesterday! I bought a "Monkey House". (It's actually a CD tower, but it makes a great Monkey Condo.) ... (It is okay to amuse myself this way, isn't it? I mean, I do have kids in the house four or five days a week.) Rocky and I found a small collection of dolls at one sale. She came home with a large baby and I came home with two smaller ones marked "Effanbee". I paid a total of $3.00 for all them.
Hannah and I ran errands this morning and I went on a search for a pair of shoes with good foot support. I found a pair of hiking shoes in Dick's Sporting Goods. Hopefully they will help with my painful metatarsal and middle toes. I can't wear my Teva Mush flip flops all winter... sad, but true. The plan is to try the new shoes out around the house for a day or two. If my feet like them, they stay, if they don't, they get returned to the store. I hope they get to stay.
My nephew came to visit tonight. He found that one of his new college friends is also friends with Ben and Hannah and he thought it would be fun to get together. I made an apple pie for the occasion and they spent the time talking, laughing an playing Apples to Apples. My sister Priscilla would be pleased to know her son spent a decent amount of time in Grandma's room talking to her and listening to her stories. He and his friends are welcome anytime. I'll even make more pie.