Dear Sunday Letter readers,
Happy Halloween! I’m glad we have nice weather on tap for Halloween tonight because we have lots of candy we need to give away to trick-or-treaters. I sure don’t need bags of chocolate hanging around our house—it wouldn’t last very long.
I can’t tell you how many ‘fun size’ peanut M&Ms I’ve eaten in the past week.😱
Do you typically have trick-or-treaters come to your house? Do you hand out candy or risk a trick?
Yesterday morning, a thick fog blanketed our neighborhood. It drifted down from Mt. Sequoyah after sunrise and gave our morning walk a spooky vibe.
Halloween always marks the beginning of the end of the year for me. And I’ll tell you, I am NOT ready for cold weather. I’m beginning to have flashbacks of last winter’s deep freeze. Our azaleas are only just recovering.
Fallen Leaf Art
This week’s fallen leaf art is a still life. I started out planning to create a pumpkin, but I think it looks more like an apple. When I made this one (a few weeks ago actually), the leaf pickings in our neighborhood were slim. Since then, we have much more fall color. I’m taking requests for next week’s leaf art. Suggestions anyone?
For a recent book club party, I served buttermilk ranch inside an orange bell pepper. I thought this would be a clever way to both celebrate fall and serve dip. And, the orange bell pepper looks a lot like a small pumpkin, don’t you think?
Y’all, the big news around here is that we are getting a new sofa.
Our sectional has been in our family for twenty years now. It has endured two kids (who grew to be teens with lots of friends) and four feisty dogs; it has lived in three homes in two states. Man, what a trooper it has been.
But it’s tired of us. Especially the cushions.
I’m pretty sure we exasperated our saleslady, because it took us some time to make a decision.
The truth is we don’t take this sort of purchase lightly. When you hold on to something for decades…well, do the math—it could very well be the last sofa we ever buy.
Anyway, we still have several weeks with our old faithful sectional before our new one is delivered, so if anyone wants to pay respects, feel free. And you better believe our new sofa comes with an ironclad promise to replace any parts Gracie eats.
Things Momma Says:
I have a 1:00 appointment at the funeral home today.
Have a safe Halloween, Sunday Letter friends.
We are definitely on the downside of 2021. Yikes. That happened fast!
Grace Grits and Gardening
Farm. Food. Garden. Life.