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It rained on my parade.but the sun still came out

This weekend was the 60th Apple Festival!  The town is all decorated with fall themes.

 I began making apple dumplings Friday night.  One of hubs favorite treats.

 Saturday morning hub and I get up very early.  We begin making country ham biscuits. By 7:00 am we are ready to begin.

We made 90 country ham biscuits!  Many stopped by and enjoyed eating under 'our little shed' before the parade which  begins at 10:00.

 This is an exciting time in Chilhowie.  Many people come to this annual event from

Kentucky to

the streets were lined for the parade.

 Leading the parade is our band.

 Then the rain came..

and the parade continued....

 After the parade, there is a band competition.  I did feel sorry for the band members playing their instruments and performing in the rain.  Band members do have a special talent for this.

Later that evening we built a fire in our fireplace.

 It was S'more Time!

Wednesday Hodgepodge.....

1. What's the best and worst thing thing about growing older?
Best---seeing the world differently and learning to enjoy life more-taking each day as a new day.  Worst-body aches and pains and losing loved ones.

2.   Autumn arrives this week in the Northern Hemisphere...what one thing do you love most about the fall season? 
The beautiful scenery-leaves are beginning to turn in Virginia.

3.  Speaking of fall...pumpkin seems to be flavoring everything these days-are you a fan?   What's your favorite pumpkin flavored food or beverage? 
Not much a fan of the taste of pumpkin.  I do like the color and like that the fashion industry is coming out with more pumpkin colors.

4.  Since we're on the subject of fall...what's the worst fall you've ever taken?

Two weeks ago, I fell out of my desk chair.  I was talking to another colleague, sat on the edge of my rolling chair and the chair flipped back.  The  top half of my body hit the edge of my desk-bruising occurred in some tende…

Weekend Rewind

Weekend Rewind

I kept Grandson Friday night and #2 daughter and I took him to the football game.  He was a hit with the young ladies.  As a matter of fact, it took us longer to get to our seats (everyone wanting to talk/hug him) than sitting watching the game.  No surprise there!

Saturday morning I woke with the sun shining in through the windows and a three year old peering at me. It was after all after 8, so it was time to get up.  I never sleep in past 7 so this was a treat for me.  Hub was already up and had been to a yard sale.  He was so excited about his purchases and was calling for me to come and see.  I had to get my coffee first.  Hub loves antiques so.....I just don't where we are to put his 'stuff.'  

The washboard is glass not metal-had never seen a glass one before.  Carefully we put it all in the shed outback until hub finds a place for them.  
Began decorating for fall.  We have the Apple Festival in a couple of weeks, so I needed to get some decorations …

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1.  ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?  The NFL is back in action along with all the college teams.  Are you a fan?  Who do you root for?  If you're not a fan what do you do while the rest of America watches Saturday, Sunday, Monday night, and now Thursday night games? 

Go big Orange!!

Pro-Go Denver! because of Peyton Manning
I enjoy sports!

2. What's something I'll always find in your closet?
 Dust bunnies-lol

3. Share one of your earliest memories.
Going horseback riding with my dad.  My horse was white and I named her Honeycomb after the cereal.  A happy memory.

4. What circus act best describes your week so far?
Being /a clown.  Hard to get 8th graders motivated this week, so I have had to wear my clown hat.

5. What's a food you disliked as a child but you love now?
Broccoli-raw or steamed.  My favorite food now that I despised as a child--chicken livers.

6.  Describe your summer in three words. 

Blissful, lively, and sizzling.

7.  Where were you on September 11, 2001? Wil…

Weekend Rewind....

Weekend Rewind.....

Be careful what you wish for......
I know I have been complaining a lot lately about the weather, but it has just been too dag burn hot!  Yesterday it rained and... I got my wish.  This was the high yesterday.  Going from 90 to this was a shock for some but I kind of enjoyed the coolness.  
Later that evening hub built a fire in a firplace out back. Sitting around and enjoying some of 'our' music was my kind of night.

Looking ahead ....I think this may be an easy week!  Only one thing scheduled this week.
Hmmm...may have to go to Zumba Monday.

Wednesday hodgepodge

1. In your opinion what's the most important job in the world? Oh, and parenting is a given so besides parenting, what's the most important job in the world?
Teaching----Not only do I teach the standards (academics), but I am also a parent to students who have no one, a nurse when one isn't feeling very well, a police officer-one has to obey the laws/rules, a preacher because I do talk about values, and I am sure I can think of more....  No wonder some days I am extremely exhausted!!  I teach middle school so my hat goes off to the elementary teachers out there for I am sure they encounter more than I do.

2. Share a favorite or not so favorite memory from a childhood birthday.
My sixth birthday party.  I remember having a huge party with 30+ kids and playing so many games.  I don't remember the presents I received just playing games.

3. Peanut butter-crunchy or smooth?

4. William Butler Yeats is credited as saying, "Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasu…

Weekend Rewind

Weekend Rewind....

First, I need to let you know Emily started substituting-a 9th grade physical education class on Thursday.
A proud Daddy--he is smiling because now Emily can earn some money!! Friday afternoon her first words to me were "I am not going to teach."  "The kids won't listen and it is hot."   (clear throat)

Saturday, I attended two reunions.

First, was the Shaker Nation Reunion.  When I attended high school-the name of the school was R.B. Worthy High School the home of the Shakers.  About 20+ years after graduation, they combined R.B. Worthy with another high school-new name, new color, new mascot--Northwood High School-Panthers.   I met up with an ole friend Saturday at the reunion- one I hadn't seen in at least 30+ years.  Oh My the stories we remembered and then answered with "Did I do that"? Old friends and old shoes are best for relaxing. People I didn't recognize remembered me and then vice versa.  A slide show that had us al…