1. LEAVES. ARE. EVERYWHERE. This is my front yard. It doesn't seem like the leaves even changed color this year. It's like they had a conference and *poof!* On the ground.
|Yes, I know... the picnic tables make my yard look a little like a scene from some classic summer camp movie.|
Camp- and therefore, my house- is surrounded by oak trees. So in addition to leaves, we've also got......
Acorns! And tons of them! They make a super satisfying crunch under the wheels of Hunky Husband's work golf cart.
2. Tucker Turtle. I haven't written a thing about my little butterball of grouchy greenness in a while, and I haven't written about his new roomies!
First, here's my guy. He was actually cooperating for pictures today! Rare. Very rare.
|His red "ears." Hence the name "Red-Eared Slider."|
Here's what his tank looks like now- complete with his fishy friends. Zeke's goldfish, which somehow survived seven years and five moves, now share a tank with Tuck. Tucker generally leaves them alone, but every once in awhile I'll find a little chunk of tail missing from a fish. The fish don't seem any worse for the wear (besides the tail trauma), and aren't afraid of him at all. I saw one of the fish take a food pellet from Tucker the other day- sucked it right out of Tuck's mouth.
To accommodate the fish, Zeke made Tucker a platform that sits on top of the tank. It has a ramp going up to it, and is enclosed on three sides with clear plexiglass. It took him about three weeks to get used to the new digs, but he's up there all the time now.
3. Skirts. I've started wearing skirts. I have an awesome Goodwill not too far away, and I found a couple of cute skirts. Now, that may not seem like a big deal, but I'm... well... I'm what you'd call... fashion-challenged. I've always been a jeans and t-shirt girl... and mostly t-shirts that are neutral colors and have very simple design. Skirts are way out of my fashion-docket.
Um, skirts rock! How did I not know about this? Definitely loving skirts.
4. Church! So, during the summer, my Hunky Husband and I typically go to the church service that's held here at Camp. It's really great to be a part of those services, but it's hard to make connections with new people when... well, the people at the worship service are the people who live here, who are the people we work with ... you get it. We started attending our "off-season" church again, and I'm really enjoying the fellowship. I even volunteered to make cookies for fellowship time!
I'm hoping (and trying not to put too much pressure on myself, but whatever) that some new friendships will start through involvement in church. It's wonderful to be part of a Camp family, but sometimes I feel like Camp people are the only people I see. It would be great to branch out a little.
5. It's almost the time of year for Butternut Squash Lasagna! And let's be honest, that's always a good time of year.