Oct 18, 2010

Which way am I going?

I swear I have been a glutton for punishment lately & then throw in some additional things that were unexpected & you might say I'm headed for a nervous breakdown. LOL!! Just kiddin - I think?

It has been really crazy buzy for me lately & I think I'm going to lose it any minute, but I've managed to muddle through with pretty good success, if I do say so myself. I'm not done yet, so the rest remains to be seen, but I can breather for a moment today, although it will might be just a short breath.

We went on a 3 day camping trip on the first weekend of Oct. to mid/southern Indiana for the Covered Bridge Festival near the Turkey Run State Park location. We didn't camp there, but instead stayed in the Shades State Park. It was our fist time there, but really enjoyed it. We checked out a few new places to us for the Covered Bridge Festival (CBF) & found some really great flea markets for future trips. We also checked out a couple of the old stand-by's because we love them so much. We headed to a tiny town called Veedersburg & spent most of the day at that flea market. Got some great finds & deals! I bought some Persimmon pulp in hopes of making some Persimmon cookies or some other baked good with it. I had a persimmon "cake" a few years ago that was sooooo yummy & then I bought some Amish persimmon cookies this year & they were delicious too! I should have gone back & got her recipe, but I'm gonna have to wing it now.

then we went a little further south of Veedersburg to another tiny local called Steam Corners. This was a good sized flea market that we did not manage to get all the way through, but will hit again in the future.

Of course, you can't go to the CBF without hitting the town of Mansfield. OMG! This place is huge & totally packed! The guy that has the biggest lot with the cheapest parking fee ($3) has to be making his millions during that festival alone. Wow!! It was the perfect week for this festival the entire time, so there had to be millions of people coming. The weather was gorgeous, the leaves were turning & it was just so picturesque! We had an amazing time!

Then, upon our return home, my DH decides that if we're going to do a hayride for our DD's birthday party, we should have it the very next weekend! That wouldn't be too bad, BUT I promised Brooke that I would make her party invitations & she had chose the cut of Ariel on one of my Cricut cartridges. So now, I have to pump out 12 detailed invitations & try to figure out how to get them passed out to her friends & a few children I don't know their parents to even call & give a heads up to. Well, her teacher somewhat begrudgingly (it's against school policy) handed out the invitations & we ended up having a great turnout & another perfect day for an outdoor party! The kids had a blast just playing in the leaves & just running around after the hayride, which was a hit too! I guess the worst part of the whole thing was the wasted $20 cake that the kids barely ate, even after they were all fighting over who was going to have a piece with frosting flowers on it. Kids...whatever. It didn't bother me as much as it did my husband. He really hates waste. I don't care for it either, but it was this one time.

Well, now I'm onto getting ready for our next camping trip & parent teacher conferences were tonight. So far, my little kiddo is doing exceptionally well, not quite as sure about the big kiddo that is officially a legal adult as of Sunday, the 17th. When did THAT happen???

God Bless & have a great day!


1 comment:

Andrea Amu said...

You sure sound frazzled, girl!
Unfortunately with all the holidays fast approaching, I doubt that will slow things down for you anytime soon!

The Covered Bridge festival sounds awesome... I love flea-markets! Glad that you all enjoyed yourselves. :)

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