October 2010

Tomato Parmesan Soup in a Pumpkin

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journal entry: I signed up to bring soup.  So did many others.  People love soup.  They love their own soup.  I made the soup I love.  Absolutely love.  It is tomato.  First of all I thought about what to put it in.  Once it was made.  And hot.  Back and forth I went between the […]

Happy Halloween to the Neighbors

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EAT, DRINK AND BE SCARY ! -Unknown- journal entry: Most holidays contain too much sugar.  Not the holidays but the holiday food.  I try to be a little early in taking things around.  Just to be kind to stomachs and to parents who are frantic to avoid another sugar buzz.  Generally the frosting is where […]

Come In for a Spell !

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“Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keeps its brain.” -JK Rowley from Harry Potter- journal entry: This little witch wants you to come in for spell.  Wonder what kind of spell?  She is cute.  Don’t remember where she came from but I suspect that it was love […]

Years and Years of Spooky Things

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“Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen; Voices whisper in the trees:  Tonight is Halloween.” -Unknown- journal entry: I am quite sentimental about a lot of things.  I have collected a few Halloween decorations from “I don’t remember where.”  It can be hard to figure out what to keep over a lifetime.  When I […]

Harvesting Potatoes With Grandpa

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“There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now, in October.” -Nathaniel Hawthorne- journal entry: Grandpa likes to wait for help.  This kind of help.  He thinks that harvesting from the garden or the trees is a million times […]

Big Bad Boxes

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“One thing about being young is that you don’t let the facts get in the way of your imagination.” -Sam Levenson- journal entry: Our workhorse washer and dryer finally called in quits.  A new pair took the place of the old.  I asked the delivery people to leave the boxes.  They did.  When six of […]

Happy Birthday George !

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Q.     What do you give a 900 pound gorilla for his birthday? A.    I don’t know.  But you better hope that he likes it ! journal entry: George is turning two.  He happened to be visiting Grandma with his family for the week-end.  George doesn’t live where Grandma lives.  So, we gathered up all […]

Family Home Evening Tree

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“And thank you for a house full of people who love me.  Amen.” -A Child- journal entry: Monday night is Family Home Evening. That means that the families we know plan things.  Usually they plan a lesson about something important, scriptures to read, treats to eat and songs to sing.  Monday is a carefully guarded […]

Harvest Time

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“Come ye thankful people come. Sing the song of harvest home. All is safely gathered in.  Ere the winter storms begin.” -Thanksgiving Hymn- journal entry: In October everything is beautiful.  It is cool but not cold.  It rains but doesn’t snow . . . much.  The garden is overgrown.  Leaves are dying.  It is harvest […]

Race You to Dinner !  Place Mats for Boys

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“Leave sooner, drive slower, live longer.” -Unknown- journal entry: There are two ways to look at these place mats.  Some children will stay at the table longer and eat more so that they can play with them while others will be so distracted by the cars that they won’t eat at all.  Guess we’ll find […]