Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fall - Oktoberfest

Fall has finally shown off some of it 's beautiful colors.  I took these photos from our deck.  I think they are even prettier than last year.

 Sis and I did get set up at the Oktoberfest in Maeystown, IL on the correct weekend.  It turned out to be a pretty day, pretty windy but all in all nice.  It had rained a lot the night before and was cloudy early in the morning then the sun came out and all was well.  There was a lot straw to spread so it did not get muddy.  I took some hurried photos of our booth.  They aren't very good, people started shopping early.

We met a lovely lady there.  Her name is Linda Shields and she has a great blog Home For Good.  I have added her button to my sidebar.  She was there with her friend Becky.  I did not get a chance to take any pictures of the other booths but she did.  Her photos are wonderful, please hop over and take a look.

We here in the St. Louis area are big baseball fans and are pretty proud of our Cardinals.  Every where you look right now you see Cardinal red and as you can see even our furry friends are big fans.

We are hoping for another run at the World Series this year, so far so good.  Go Cards!
 Hugs Jackie

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Grand daughter fun and BIG mistake

Had a great day with Maggie.  Her and her mom came down on Friday and spent the night.  We played all day in the art room.  She made this great witch hat.

She didn't want a skeleton on it because that was too..creepy.   Grandma kinda likes creepy but her hat turned our really well without it.  Then we had a small accident, spilled a bottle of green paint all over, as you can see on her skirt.  It was pretty easy to clean up off the floor especially since her mom was here and she cleaned it up.

Then she had movie night with Grandpa in his theater room and popcorn from the movie room popcorn popper.  It was a great day.  

Now I have to tell you about the Big mistake.  As you all know Sis and I have been getting ready for the Oktoberfest.  We got our stuff all ready and packed in her transit van today to set up for tomorrow.  Got to Maeystown and no one was there.  Streets empty no hustle or bustle.  Oops, wrong weekend.  I did not read my paperwork, thought it was always the 1st Sunday in October...nope always the 2nd weekend.  We laughed all the way home.  It was a little embarrassing when we stopped at the General Store in Maeystown and the lady who organizes it saw us and ask if we were a week early.  Thank goodness we know her well so she knows we haven't lost our minds...yet.  Oh well we are ready for next weekend.

The weather here has turned really cold.  Hope we still have some nice fall weather before winter.  The furnace came on last night and suppose to be even colder tonight.  Hope you all have a great Sunday.

Hugs Jackie