Sunday, October 11, 2009

A perfect October day

For a perfect October day in Arizona you start by getting up early and watering your seeded winter lawn. (well, actually you listen to your husband complain while he's doing it) Then you look around your house and realize that you missed half of the fine-layer of dust all over everything when the winter lawn was getting put in.

Then you get in your car and head to meet some of your family for breakfast on the patio of an old western town. Where you eat lots of bacon, talk, laugh, listen to guys with guitars sing and eat more bacon.

Then you come home and watch your husband grump around a little bit because it is time to start the sprinklers on the winter lawn AGAIN!

Then you hop into your 1948 Willys Jeepster convertible and head over to the nursery to look at FALL plants wearing your warmest fall foot attire.

And then you get your husband to haul all your boxes of fall decorations inside because you just feel so darn much like Autumn.

And you decorate a little bit and a leave everything else out on your work table so your Granddaughters can help you decorate tomorrow.
And then you make a fire in the fireplace and sip warm cider (NOT!)

But it was still a fabulous fall day...just different then much of the United States right now.

Hope your October day was perfect, too!


MaryB. said...

Thanks for reminding me that I'm not the only one sweltering in Fall temps! Wtched hubby sweating round the lawn today as he cut it... mumbling all sorts of unrepeatable things... especially after he ran over and severed one of the sprinklers! Then there was additions unrepeatables while he tried to fit a new one, several geysers later... it was fixed! A trip round the nursery for us as well this afternoon... I came home with new shrubs and plants for round my carport. Another great Fall day! What's more I got sunburned!
By the way, love the heavy-weight footwear!

MaryB. said...

Sorry about the typos!

Red Writing said...

Oh girl! You are funny. Just have some apple JUICE instead. refreshing.

Bautiful pictures by the way!

and now I want a bacon sandwich.

dEE said...

That Jeepster just loves to GO, doesn't it? Glad it's a Willing Willys. Sounds like a glorious fall day in comparison to...snow and a temp of 10 and 3 layers of clothes already in MT!

Allie said...

Nice nice .... going to do some stuff today ...

Mardell said...

Brrrrr here in NY. We had our first frost last night. I pulled up all our Basil & brought it in the house. Makes it smell good in here! I'll probably spread it out on newspaper & dry it. We have a ton of it.

Great pics ~ Angie looks wonderful! :o)

Terri and Bob said...

You make fall sound like a dream! How fun for the Reds!

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

How could a day like that be at all bad, it included bacon.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Wow Jenny ...that's a lot of pumpkins! You have some nice Fall/Halloween decorations!

I love~love~love bacon but I haven't had any in ages ..watching the dreaded

The trees here are still basically green but the temps are dropping so we should have some changes soon...I hope!

Hope you had a nice weekend!