Sunday, October 27, 2019

Pumpkin Carving

Isn't this the cutest?  Not mine. Found on Pinterest.

Today we are going to the Son's house for a Pumpkin Carving Festival.  Everyone (my daughter, her girlfriend and girlfriend's son; my sister and whatever of her family members; son, his girlfriend and their four children; and me) is bringing their own pumpkins, carving tools and templates in an attempt to bring home carved pumpkins for Halloween.  Kind of late but you try getting this many schedules together.  

I wouldn't mind bringing home some pumpkin seeds to roast.  Anybody have a good spice recipe? 

It is pretty nippy here but the Son has one of those gas patio heaters that came with the house.  I don't think the weather will bother me but the sound of all those little voices may drive me inside.  

Nothing exciting to tell.  I spent all week trying to go to bed and get up so I could be on daylight hours for today.  Hahaha.  Last night I got up at 10:00 pm.  I thought it was 10:00 am and I forced myself to get out of bed.  Made my coffee.  Texted my daughter I would drive myself today.  Then sat down to drink my coffee and watch something on the tube.  Only then did I realize it was dark outside.  So I looked at my phone and damned if it wasn't night.  Surprisingly, I watched one program and went back to sleep. Got up at 4:00 am.  I'll probably be ready for bed before all the pumpkins are cut.  

I read a really interesting article about circadian rhythm/sleep cycles/diabetes and how they affect your glucose numbers.  It basically said what I had been thinking.  When I get up early - like today's 4:00 am - my numbers are better and stay better.  Then I found a new website and it has similarly informational posts about T1 diabetes.  Watch out!  I may become well informed.  

I met a new neighbor this week.  He asked me if I was interested in gardening as there is a community bed that has been laying unloved since I moved in.  Since I just met the fellow I didn't want to go into the saga that is my diabetic health problems when here he was trying to start a food garden the whole complex could take advantage of.  If the time is ever right, I'll explain why I can't be counted on to (1) be awake during the day and (2) have the energy to move from the bed to the couch.  Drat.  Being old and unhealthy is a drag.  Plus, he was kinda cute.  I guess I'm not all dead if I could still think that!  Hahaha.

More later .....


  1. We are having a pumpkin carving day at our daughter’s house today too, with a much smaller group than you will be with. Lots of fun for the kids. I just like being around them so it doesn’t matter what the activity is.

    I laughed at your comment about the cute neighbour. Good luck!

  2. Pumpkin carving sounds like a great way to spend a fall day. Stay warm!

  3. Hey if the neighbor is cute, you can always be a supervisor and let him do the work. Often guys just like someone to talk to while they work and to be told they are doing a great job.
    Have fun with the pumpkins.

  4. I'd much rather see the sun come up on my way to bed than on my way to the Jim in the morning (have you seen that meme about "I changed my name for the toilet from John to Jim, because it sounds better when I tell people where I've been. LOL) I'm not diabetic, but I have terrible sleep patterns. I'm working on it, what with the new job and all, but I do miss staying up.

  5. I love community gardens. It is a nice way to meet people and share goodies. I say you go and just see how things are and then if asked you can tell him why. But I think I'd go check it out. Have fun with the pumpkins! I haven't carved one in years. Lots of pumpkin seed recipes online. Some are a bit spicy and some just EVOO, salt and bake. Whatever you make will be yummy I am sure.

  6. The costume is adorable. The pumpkin carving sounds like a lot of fun.
    I'm sorry, but you gave me a good giggle about waking up at 10pm and having coffee-sounds like a blonde moment of mine. But usually, I'm going to be at 11pm. Interesting about the sleep cycle and diabeties. I generally wake up from 4:30-6:30 and toss and turn...I chalk it up to menopause.
    Sounds like the cute neighbor guy might be an interesting twist in your plot. ;)