Last week the grocery store had a huge box of pumpkins. Of course, School Boy wanted one right away. Well - might as well because once the store sells out - it is a "quick" 8 hour round trip to the next store over... or if you want to go to more than one store, then figure on 12 hours. So, I know it is early, but sure beats going all that way for 1 pumpkin. So, I said yes. And he got that big one... and as soon as we got it home he was hankering to carve it, although I thought it was a bit early. Oh well, why not? He is leaving mid-October anyway - let him have fun. So, I traced the design on the pumpkin and then turned the knives over to him and DH - I just don't have the nerves to watch. Well, that went so well, we ended up getting the 2nd pumpkin for our neighbor. School Boy's nearest and dearest friend and I think she is 98. We went to the Dollar Store for the lights to put inside and I got one of those very cheap pumpkin carving knives for all of $1. My son and DH said it was worth every penny. So, if you are going to carve a pumpkin this year - get one of those funny looking knives! They come highly recommended in this household!
My truck's radiator hose is leaking. Last week School Boy and I went to try to find a replacement - 4 stores and 2 countries later we had to settle on ordering one. Anyway, the store called the other day that it had arrived. I wasn't up to going today so DH went (he was home 8 hours later - see why I didn't want to go - I had already been just a few days ago to get it the 1st time around!). Instead I stayed home, did about 6 loads of laundry, vacuumed, mopped, cleaned the small fridge to get it ready (we are shutting down the bigger refrigerator and freezer tomorrow), cooked 3 square meals for my son, and "relaxed". In my down time I picked back up on book that I wrote and illustrated last year that I would really love to get published.
Finally DH gets home with the working vehicle and SB and I have to run out for an errand. On the way home we noticed a rainbow so drove over to the cove so I could get a good look at it too (not such a good idea to be looking at it while driving!).
Well, that was my "day off". Tomorrow I have a quiz for school and Thursday I have a big test. I have tons of paperwork to do. And I guess, we might as well hang up the orange Halloween lights even if it is just for the next week and half. Trying to be festive...