Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Tuesday : Books, Decorating and bug bites!

I finished 3 books this past week........one I'd been reading for quite awhile.  Some books are so full of information as in non-fiction, that you can't digest it very fast and in fact some evenings just a few pages were all I could handle.  Such was this book.....
 But it was a wealth of information and I have already put some of it to use....I figure the more financial books I read maybe the better I will get in that area...hopefully?
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book as I have all the previous Agatha Raisin books.............her mysteries are great.
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I also read this one....it made me laugh more than once!
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 For my Good Reads Challenge I have read 49 of 75 books.  I have 26 books left to read until the end of this year.  I am trying to read 'smaller' books to reach my goal.  I was reading the 2nd book in the Outlander series but they are huge books also I want to read more of Kate Morton but again...huge amount of pages....we're talking 600 range.  Maybe I'll go back to my 50 books a year which is about 1 per week.  I don't want to read to make my goal...I want to read for the love of reading!  Maybe no challenge at all? LOL!  That sounds like a great idea!
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I did some decorating outside as 'the rains' are coming......I had 2 'volunteer' pumpkins this year from the ones that I shoved off the steps last year....they rot and there is no way to 'pick them up'......

I cut the stems but one was already rotted on one side so I took it out back to start a new place to grow 'volunteers'.  The other one was just right!  I never have to buy pumpkins but I won't eat these as there has been weed killer sprayed out there for poison ivy.
I took down my solar butterfly lights and strung some orange halloweenie lights instead..........
The flowers are just now starting to perk up...it's been a long hot summer!
I hung my ghosts in the trees............
and the wreath on the door............
Stay tuned for more inside Halloween decorating coming this week!
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This happened awhile ago and thank goodness it hasn't happened again but I'm pretty sure it happened at night and there was some spider or something in my bed because I got 3 bites...I just couldn't get them all in the picture.  I checked my bed the next morning and saw nothing but they were scary looking bites and they turned purple and I was hoping it wasn't  a brown recluse and my skin was going to start falling off!   Do any of you recognize this bite and what could have caused it?  I looked online and nothing really looked like it. P.S.  I do not have bed bugs or fleas...lol!


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The garbage is out and back in, I went to the store and got a few items as there are storms in the forecast for this afternoon and the next few days.   My de-cluttering is going wonderfully and I have thrown out lots of junk stuff!  Yippee!  I've pulled out my Falling Leaves scarf again.  I'm trying to finish things and I had forgotten about that one.  I'm going to try and make some cinnamon rolls this afternoon.  Things are good on the homestead!  I hope all is going well for you too!
Happy Trails!!!



10 comments:

  1. It does look a little like a spider bite but to have more than one makes me think of something like a mosquito or gnats! EEEEE!!! I was just on goodreads doing some book reviews. And I appreciate that you sent me a recommendation! Try to find the Elizabeth Peters series with Amelia Peabody. They are SO funny...not too long and easy to read! Hugs!

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  2. Nasty bites...thats how my spider bites look...I think they bite once and then bite again not far away...I had a couple of bites last spring...then we sprayed the exterior of the house and we are good now...I hope:)

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  3. If it was a spider bite and it hurts very badly, you will need to see a doctor ASAP. If there is no pain, I have no idea what that would be from. Keep an eye on it for infection for sure.

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  4. Your front porch looks very welcoming. Love that volunteer pumpkin!!
    Yikes, those bites look painful. Have you put a compress on them? Maybe a poultice of comfrey or clay?
    Hope they get better soon.

    I have been stockpiling books to read over the winter. I tried to read one yesterday, and just couldn't get into it. Setting it aside now, and starting another ~ LOL!

    Have a happy day.
    ~K.

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  5. I love your volunteer pumpkin and all of your other decorations. Those bites don’t look good. You maybe should get those bites looked at my dear.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  6. Ma? Ma? Maaaaaaa? Just kidding! You plugged in your phone. Thanks for continuing to post awesome decorating and books to read. I am looking at the trees from my art classroom window and they are gorgeous! I am hoping the wild turkeys come out today from the Jackson woods. Fall, our favorite season! Though, it looks like a leaf pile blew in our house. May have to get out the leaf blower. Love Ya! Amy

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  7. Those bites look painful! Owww! I love seeing your outside decorating pictures, Sam!

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