Friday, September 9, 2011

September already!

What a busy, busy time it is!  I've been enjoying our wonderful weather by getting the yard and garden ready to sleep for the winter.  Was in Omaha and Fremont Ne for Labor Day weekend, so put over 1000 miles on the car.  Sister in law Kathy and I went to the wedding in Omaha and had a great time visiting with relatives.  We traveled pretty well together too!  My sister and I had a birthday, and enjoyed BD cake together with Leah and family and now I'm going to get some sewing out again.  I have a valance to make for a nephew and wife, and then valances to make for the local Community Center building.  We have a new building, and the noise echos as the space is so big and noise bounces off the ceiling and walls.  I'm going to make valances for the 6 large windows, and hopefully the material will help to absorb the noise.  Have other projects to work on too, but this has to be done first.Steve and I are also planning on a trip to Louisiana, leaving Sept 20th, and will be gone for a week.  We're driving down this time.  Can't wait to see our little Renee!  We'll be watching some volleyball games while we're there.  Jessica coaches and has 3 games while we're there.  Floyd will be home on his 14 days off, and Renee will be staying with us during the day instead of going to the babysitter.  Steve and I are both anxious to be there and spoil our littlest granddaughter for a few days.
Sister and I sharing birthdays together.  Hers is Sept 6th and mine Sept 7th; two years apart, with me the oldest!  I have only one sister, no brothers.  Hubby has 6 brothers and sisters!  I remember as a kid, that I always had wanted a brother!!!!  But with my sisters name as Georgia and mine as JoLynn, we were always called George and Jo, so do you spose our parents really had wanted boys?!?!?  hee hee!!  Actually we were pretty much tom-boys as kids.

In getting our yard done for the winter I was trimming  my pumpkin plants back because I only had ONE pumpkin!!!  Will be doing things different next year!    Hubby told me to trim off the extra flowers, so I was doing that.  Then one day last week, he said I should cut the end of plant off after my one pumpkin!   Did that.  I had planted 4 plants, thinking I'd get several good sized pumpkins.  Not!  Anyway, we decided to cut off the other three plants that weren't doing anything, but growing longer!!!   So I was following the plant back through the tall grass, etc. and snip, snip!  BUT, I'd cut the plant off with the one and only pumpkin!!!!!  darn!!!!  If I'd successfully cut the correct plants, this one and only pumpkin would have grown larger!   I'd so wanted a big pumpkin.  So I picked my little pumpkin (green) off and put it under the step to see if it would turn color.   I figured if Mr Frost came, if it was unter the step and still able to get sunlite, it wouldn't freeze, and maybe still turn orange!
So here's my pumpkin - at least it turned orange!!  So much for growing my own! 
I thought I had some pictures to show you the vines, but can't find them.  Enough whining about my single pumpkin and I think I'll now get busy working on my sewing projects for today. 

Hope you all have a great Friday ~ and weekend coming up!     Hugs ~


Loretta said...

So glad you've had some happy times. Now its home to all the chores to do! Don't work too hard and what are your plans for the lone pumpkin? Have a great weekend. Hugs!

Country Gal said...

Happy belated Birthday to you both !
Love the photo of you two ! Yup summer clean up of the gardens and fall planting and decorating. I love it ! Have a wonderful day !

Darcie said...

Happy Happy Birhtday to you and your sister. What a wonderful picture of you both, and sharing life with a sister is such a gift.

Lovin' all the fall stuff around town and in blogland. Favorite time of year!

Terra said...

George and Jo, that's cute. It sounds like you are very busy traveling, and sewing valences and growing pumpkins too.

Sweet Tea said...

Your pumpkin is perfect - color, size, and shape. You "done good"!!

You certainly don't lack for things to do, but it sounds like your up for all the tasks.

Great photo of you and your sister!

Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday! Glad you have had an enjoyable few weeks and happy your weather is pleasant. We are finally enjoying cooler temps too. Be sure to share lots of pics of Renee; I know she will keep you busy!

Have a great weekend.

Far Side of Fifty said...

That is one cute pumpkin! You must take it to Renee! :)