Spooky things are happening here at the ranch.
|How did that empty canoe get in the middle of the lake?|
Things that will make your skin crawl.
Then again, it is Halloween.
For the first time ever, we didn’t have to buy any candy to pass out. Now that we’ve gone rural, we’re pretty much guaranteed no trick-or-treaters. I can’t decide if that’s a good thing or a bad thing. I always enjoyed passing out treats, seeing the little ones in their costumes, the way their eyes light up when you drop a something in their bag/bucket.
Okay, sounds like I need to find a truck or treat to take part in.
So the big house is still a work in progress and this Texan is getting very impatient.
The flooring throughout is finally complete, including carpet.
And it’s been fun to see some of the finishing touches.
Things like shutters.
And the porch/patio ceilings painted.
But there’s still much to do. The biggest being sinks, kitchen/bathroom cabinets, countertops, etc. You know, those little things that make a house a home.
At any rate, the urge to nest has hit full force.
First thing on my list?
The flicker of flame and seasonal aromas make any place seem cozy.
Eager to decorate our new abode, I finally tackled some old chairs I had picked off of my neighbor’s curb over a year ago, taking this pathetic looking castoff…
Into something fresh and useable.
I’ll have to show what I do with it once we move into the big house.
In the words of our favorite Yank, oh Mylanta.
Stores are brimming with fall and Christmas décor.
Any guesses what I might have purchased from this display?
Finally, when that nesting urge hits, it’s time to bake. This is usually the time of year when I make my massive batch of pumpkin bread for friends and family. But with all of my mini loaf pans and mega-size mixing bowl in storage, it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen for a while.
So, I broke things down into a batch perfect for the two regular loaf pans I had here at the camphouse.
Now it’s your turn.
What do you do when you're struck by the urge to nest?
Candles, baking...? Or something completely different?
And the most intriguing question of all, why is that canoe empty AND in the middle of the lake?
Mindy Obenhaus lives on a ranch in Texas with her husband, the youngest of her five children and two dogs. She's passionate about touching readers with Biblical truths in an entertaining, and sometimes adventurous, manner. When she’s not writing, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her grandchildren. Learn more at www.MindyObenhaus.com