Monday, September 27, 2010

Goodbye Frank and Fall Is In The Air

It was inevitable, I guess.  We just weren't meant to be, Frank and I.  No matter how much I begged and pleaded, he was unable, or possibly unwilling, to give me what I wanted and/or needed.  He refused to let me communicate with my blog friends and denied me the pleasure of wiling away a lazy afternoon surfing the web.  I should have sent him packing long ago.....but you know what they say about hindsight.

So he's out of my life now.  No more Frank, aka Frankencomputer, to make me miserable.  I'll shed no tears for him with his secondary monitor and multiple cords.  I've moved on to a newer and more reliable computer.  One who accepts my photo memory card and connects easily to my printer.  I'm back in the virtual world.

Fall Is In The Air

I know that the first day of fall is (was) September 23rd, but to me, fall begins on the day the kids go back to school so I've had that "fall feeling" for about a month.  I can't say that I'm overly happy about it because I much prefer spring and summer, but fall does have a few redeeming qualities.

We live on the edge of orchard country, so there are plenty of places to buy apples or take a hayride and go pick them yourself.  Each place also sells their own variety of freshly made donuts and cider.  Pumpkins, pies, potatoes, preserves (and multiple other products beginning with the letter "P") - you can get those, too.

If you're looking for entertainment, there are quite a few corn mazes around here.  Too tame?  We've got oodles of haunted houses in the area.  About 30 minutes away is one of the top rated scares, Erebus.  It is the world's largest walk-through haunted house.  It's not for me, but my son and his friends go every year.

My favorite thing about fall, though, is the number of fall festivals featuring antique sales and craft shows.  In years past, we've set up a booth and sold some of our wares, and we're planning to do the same again this year.  We've been busy making all sorts of things including gift items and Halloween signs.  If you'd like to take a look, you can find them for sale here, in our Etsy store, The Cabbage Rose.  We'll be adding more items soon, so feel free to stop back and browse (or shop) frequently!

Lastly, if the crisp fall air has made your skin dull and dry, why not get a facial.  You'll be glowing like Michael Myers in no time!  Have a look!

Happy Fall, y'all!




abby jenkins said...

You always make me laugh! That creepy mask is well, downright creepy. Well off to ck out your etsy store!

Brenda's Arizona said...

Your first paragraph had me worried... for you!
Ah, Fall Festivals. LOVELY time of the year. But the mask? Creepy...

5thsister said...

That is definitely freaky! Glad you are back my friend!

L.B. said...

Boo Frank!

Yay Willoughby! Welcome back. Hopefully your new computer is more compliant.

Raoulysgirl said...

Glad Frank is a goner if it means more posts from you!!!

Creepy mask...kind of made me think of Friday the 13th...

Attila The Mom said...

Yikes! I could have nightmares over that mask!

Jenny said...

OK, I had to close my eyes for the scary part of your post.

I'm sorry that you need to start this nostaglic season frank-less. After I realized what you were talking about, you cracked me up here!

Thanks for painting these word pictures for me. I really miss Autumn in Ohio.

But I never miss scary stuff.

Matty said...

I knew you were NOT talking about your husband even before I got to who Frank really is. Poor guy, and he served you so well for so long.

It's that time of year again. Time to be afraid.

Clarity said...

Corn fields, please.

As for old houses, they have charms. I hope you have a beautiful Autumn, the fairs and events sound gorgeous.

Joanna Jenkins said...

The fall festivals featuring antique sales and craft shows are one of my favorite things about this time of year. I wish we had more of them in Los Angeles.

Living on "the edge of orchard country" sounds divine.

Good to catch up with you Willoughby. Happy Fall.

xo jj

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

I love Fall and all the fairs and events that come along!

Hope you're having a great Sunday, my dear friend!

Big hugs!

B xx

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

Missed you!

B xx