The kids had a great time selling pumpkins this past weekend! And while they were there, the two biggest boys decided to try their hands at carving pumpkins! We always have good intentions to let their hands get messy, and the floor…but then we get busy and it never seems to happen. Imagine then my surprise when regular texts updated this seventeen year old madly carving away…for two hours. So his ability to have patience is revealed. They both won a prize, which is always welcome, but especially hockey tickets. In this house, that is a bigger deal. And I love that our oldest daughter had such a fun loving spirit!
On a not so nice note…we lost one of our ducks this past week. Mr. Useless (actually his name is Duke but goodness, that one year old dog sleeps far too much) was apparently napping, still or again we are not sure, when the likes of some fox or coyote crept quietly in to snag the poor thing, and left without a trace…or a bark from the dog. So I went on a puppy quest in my frustration to find a more reliable watch dog, but decided to give him one more chance. He really is sweet and cute…albeit not earning his keep these days.
The dreariness of the grey skies and the chilling raindrops seem unending. But we all know that soon the clouds will let go of those white flakes, in hopes of covering the brown of the grass with its white blanket. And it will be welcomed. At least for a time.