Saturday, October 20, 2007

Pumpkin Walk

Yesterday we hit the North Logan Pumpkin Walk, where people have made a bunch of different scenes/people/animals, etc., out of pumpkins and other produce. It was fun, though the girls both said their favorite part was getting a cookie at the end! =) And the witch who was sitting in a chair there as well. It felt kind of like going to see Santa Claus, just wrong season. And the witch only asks the kids what they're going to be for Halloween. Phew! If they tried to start "Halloween presents" to go with Christmas presents and how they're trying to push the whole "Easter gift" thing, I think I'd scream.

But it was a fun day to be outside, too, with the fall colors, a bit of wind, and a nice gray sky. I love fall! Autumn is my favorite season, especially when it FEELS like fall!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Fall Is In The Air

Just had to share, but this will be quick!

The girls and I had a blast with our craft project the last couple days. First, I made a full-sized scarecrow (stuffed with newspaper so it isn't messy or smelly), and the girls helped me put it in their grandparents' bathroom on the (closed!) toilet. It got Mom and I was there to see Dad start laughing when he saw it later! Yay! Then today we made a small scarecrow to go with our larger model, so now we have the mom and kid. Fun stuff what fall brings out in you! Although I must admit, the putting the scarecrow in the bathroom wasn't my idea . . . as much as I'd love to claim credit, I had help. =)

Anyway, just thought I'd send this out into the cosmos. Happy October!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Me and my big mouth . . .

Of course, just as I admit how much I love my car and don't want it totaled, guess what the insurance company wants to do? Yeehaw! Anyone know a good deal on a nearly new compact car? =) Guess the damage was more expensive to fix than I thought.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Honk honk, rattle rattle rattle, CRASH, beep beep

Weird week. I was on my way home from my teaching practicum in Smithfield on Friday when I had to stop for some construction. Not a particularly unusual thing, but what was different was that the car behind me didn't stop. I saw this car coming up behind me way too fast to be stopping, and as I got hit from behind and felt my car domino into the car front of me, I was thinking, "This is SO not happening!" (Did I mention this was a day I would be taking my girls down to Provo?) Turned out to be a four-car accident, but the car in front of me only had a cracked bumper and the one farthest forward just barely got kissed. I tried to pull off the road but though my engine sounded fine, the car wouldn't move. I got out and saw that my bumper was hooked on top of the car behind me . . . and when the wrecker pulled them apart (with help front a firefighter in the back car putting on the brake), my whole back bumper was ripped off except for one small section. And I probably could have ripped that part off without too much trouble! =) Unfortunately, there was some hard plastic jammed inside my exhaust pipe, so my car had to be towed. And I now have a Saturn Vue, courtesy of Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Allstate Insurance (the other driver's insurance). Poor girl was getting married the next day (today) -- hope this didn't affect that! Fortunately, no one was injured as far as I know. It could have been a lot worse. Now I just hope that my car can be fixed relatively quickly (and not written off as totaled). I like having a car that's paid off, and I REALLY don't want to have to go car shopping again. Although this Vue is really spoiling me! =)