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!
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