Didn't have daylight hours today to take a photo because I signed up for a gym membership. Was a good day to workout too after experiencing several near violent fits at work today. I don't know where the violence and the rage is coming from. It's not like me at all. But it was good to channel it into my exercise routine. Every single step I took on the treadmill was a step with purpose. Then, I got to go home to this wild thing. He looks oh so innocent and sweet in this photo, but I'll tell you a secret. He's a MONSTER. Running naked through the house, stealing my food and dumping it all over the floor, laughing and crying all day long. How are we ever going to survive? Oh right. Gym membership. Yoga. Gardening. Sleep. Yes, sleep is good. I'll take that one please.
Preparing for winter. There's probably still some work left to do in the yard when the leaves come off the trees, but everything else is now done. The lawn has been mowed, the weeds have been pulled, the mock orange has been trimmed back, and the garden tools have been stowed away. It was a good day to spend in the yard. The temperature was perfect. And then, to top it all off, I made dinner for the family and carrot cake for dessert. It was a good day all around.
Tonight, we carved the pumpkins we picked up from Pack's the other day. Colette's pumpkin was by far the most spooky, although she didn't much like scooping out the pumpkin guts. Now the pumpkins are sitting out on our front porch where they'll probably rot or get stolen by a bunch of teenagers before the end of the month. But the activity of picking and carving our pumpkins was still worth it.
Another thing I look forward to every year around this time of year is going to Cornbelly's Pumpkin Festival down at Thanksgiving Point. We haven't been since 2011 actually, so it was nice to finally make it back. We had good food, played some games, and then made our way - the long way - through the Wizard of Oz maze as the sun set over the mountains in the distance. Colette enjoyed the maze at first but quickly became both tired and bored. Thaddius enjoyed a nice, bumpy ride through the maze in his stroller. It was a nice way for us to spend our evening before I go to work later tonight.
I look forward to going to Pack's Pumpkin Patch every single year. We always have such a great time, and the surroundings are just beautiful. This year, it was nice to watch Colette and Thaddius chase each other throughout the pumpkin patch kicking up dust behind them. They picked out some nice pumpkins, and we'll probably carve those pumpkins over the weekend.