I was pretty much housebound all of September again cause the heat and humidity refused to let go. Then we had a ton of cloudy, rainy days which were awesome and very much enjoyed.
When we finally got a dry day, I mowed the lawn for the first time in 2 months. While I was on the hill outside the shed, I decided to try and clean up the rotted wood bits from when we tried to fix it up. Of course me being me, I caught my leg on a jagged piece of wood and sliced the crap out of it.
And the fall baking has begun. I should've either cut this recipe in half or given a bunch away as I'm a tad sick of pumpkin spice now. They were yummy though!
We both ended up really sick with upper respiratory infections at the end of Sept. All I could do was watch TV and cross stitch a beaded hummingbird while hacking up a lung. My diagnosis was a sinus infection.
We had a cool sunset in Sept too. Such a sucker for pinky clouds.
This area has a huge problem with wild turkeys. There are thousands of them and they roam the neighbourhoods in huge flocks, stopping traffic and often trying to attack humans that are trying to shoo them away. This was as close as I was getting to the ones that wandered into my yard.
They showed up at a most inconvenient time, blocking my driveway when I had to leave for a doctor's appointment.
Back in July when I went to Sue's house, she took me to the swap shop down at the Bourne Dump. It's a little house where you can bring gently used items and leave them and the public can take what they want for free. She handed me a silver metal sphere with holes in and said I could probably do something with it. I didn't even know what it was, but inside were instructions and it was a rice cooker.
I sprayed it with multicolour glitter paint then spent quite awhile wiring 266 Czech glass crystals into every single hole. That was unbelievably time consuming. I knew I wanted to make it into the planet Saturn but how to do the rings? My best option was to use a clear plastic shrinky dink sheet, cut it into a circle, and then use glitter puff paint on the edges to make the coloured rings.
I like how it came out!
We're finally starting to feel better but for a nagging cough and being tired all the time too. I got the Halloween decorations up at the beginning of the month although it took about 3 days when usually it takes an afternoon. It's just so nice to finally have cool weather. Hoping to get out and do a few more things before winter hits.