Pull Up a … Star

One of the most awesomest (yes, I said that) things about Fall is the evenings.  Cool and crisp, and wicked clear.  You can see forever if you look at the sky.  I just love to lay out at night and watch the stars.  And out here in the country, you can see the Milky Way, which just makes all your problems feel insignificant if you allow yourself to ponder the vastness.

If you watch long enough, you might see a shooting star.

So today in our little corner of the web, we’re gathering under the stars.  I’ve got pallets, picnic tables, and air mattresses.  Started a nice warm fire, but not huge enough to block out the light.  There are blankets, too.  Some hot chocolate and coffee at the edge of the fire.

While you’re here, make yourself comfy.  Unburden, tell a joke, vent.  We’re friends here, and as long as you keep your language toward each other kind, you can say what you want.  You can even swear, if you need to, but not at someone else.

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15 Responses to Pull Up a … Star

  1. Joy says:

    We had a pretty good weekend here. Saturday my brother came out and we went to the swappers meet in the morning and then went golfing. Paul and Toby were in one cart and I drove my brother in one. It was a gorgeous day and I even got sunburned. The header today is from Saturday taken on the 3rd green. My brother, Paul and Toby.

    Sunday was a little more bittersweet. We took the pontoon on her last voyage of the year. We went around Lake Sylvia which is a beautiful and VERY RICH lake. What homes. I sit here tonight and think of them and can’t really believe people have mansions like that as a “cabin.” Most of these places are “weekend” getaways and my whole house fit into most of the boat houses. It was fun but man, FREEZING!!! We all had on winter coats and hats and gloves. One day this week the guys will take the boat in and have everything drained out and put her away.

    We finally also got all our stuff out of that cabin. It was fun while it lasted but it wasn’t really what we thought it was going to be like. Had there been a shower and we could have stayed overnight, it might have been different but when most people stay over, most like a shower at some point of the weekend and when we rented it, we were told there was a shower. There wasn’t and still isn’t. It was really nice having our boat somewhere in the water like that but I’m not sure what we’ll do next year. Things will have to really change in order for us to rent at that place again. There were a lot of “plus’s” but also a lot of “minus’s.” I think the thing that bothered me the most is you’d never know what you’d find with you got there. Whether someone was working in your cabin or strangers were sitting in your yard. It was weird for us. We’re pretty private and the whole idea of a “Coop” isn’t really our style.

    I’m not sure what this week will bring. It’s supposed to be nice so hopefully I can get a little more done out in the yard. It feels wonderful to be able to go outside like this. I feel like I got reborn.

    Have a great week everyone.

    • I’m so glad you’re feeling so much better, Joy! Reading this brought a smile to my face. I hope that you have a lovely week.

      I’ve only seen the milky way once in my whole life and boy, it’s something I’ll never forget. I envy you gals for getting to see it almost whenever you like!

    • Karen Joy says:

      Joy,why couldnt you stay over night at the cabin and why are people in your yard there,dont they have their own?That would be weird!

    • Nikki says:

      I got sunburned too! I have an awful case of raccoon eyes going on.

      I’m so glad you all got to go for one last boat ride. Did you take any pictures?

      • Joy says:

        I did take some but haven’t looked at them yet. It was very bright and with the reflection of the water, I couldn’t really see them as I took them. I kinda forgot about them!! Tehe…..I’ll go look now.

    • Joy says:

      Well Karen, there was no shower so if Paul had to go to work, if it was during the week, he likes to shower. Or if you’ve been swimming and are full of lotion of just cleaned fish or had to use bug spray. A person needs a shower for any length of time. The lady who owns them told us there was a shower in a building and yes, it was there. It just didn’t work but she said she’d get that done and she didn’t. But each cabin only has a sink and toilet.

      This place is supposed to be a “coop” and we were asked to keep our “area” clean and mowed and stuff. Toby and the other guys spent a lot of time raking out around the dock and our beach and this lady rented to someone who didn’t want to “work” so she told them it was okay so instead of using their “area” they came and sat in front of our cabin and used our beach. It sucked and took all the fun out of it. We only went to that cabin twice since August and that was only for a few hours.

      • Karen Joy says:

        Gosh I must have still been half asleep when I read it the first time.Sorry,you did say about having no shower.Ya,that wouldnt work.I think thast nuts to just go use your area cause their lazy.Weird….Id want my own space.

  2. SKL says:

    Ah, another weekend almost over. I got my kid’s birthday presents after all. While they were right there, horsing around at the toy store. I know, I am the bomb. My sister and I put the easel together during their nap today. So all is ready for the big day, other than the cake and balloons. My daughter says she wants a chocolate cake because I don’t eat chocolate, so she can eat it ALL. I don’t think she really knows what she is setting herself up for. She gets completely drunk on a glass of chocolate milk, LOL.

    So this coming weekend we have guests coming from out of the country. The cousin of Mr. Houseguest, and a friend whose name nobody seems to know. The maids have been called to see if they can do their monthly cleaning this week, but we haven’t heard back. Not sure what the smell in the basement is going to be like come the weekend. (Did I mention something might have died down there?) I’m sure we’ll figure something out one way or the other, and it will probably be nice to have a break in the usual weekend action (work, work, work).

    The kids are very excited to see the Halloween decorations coming up everywhere. We also had some fun buying fall clothes. This weekend has been chilly and wet, but I’m hoping for a bit of better weather coming up. Miss E got her stitches out but is not allowed to swim yet, so I hope we can play at the park a couple times this week.

    Last night I had a freaky dream. I have no idea why, but I dreamed that there was some sort of takeover/crackdown and I was separated from one of my kids and sent to an unknown destination with the other one. It was one of the scariest dreams I’ve had in a long time. It made me think about how awful it must have been when certain groups were sent to concentration camps and such. A little while after that, Miss E came up to my room because she too had had a scare in the wee hours. Do you think we both had the same dream? Too weird.

    Well, not much else to report. Just pluggin’ along at work, and struggling against the urge to spend too much time on the Internet. I’m down to about 24 messages in my work inbox – woo hoo! But I am working on some tough projects right now, so we’ll see how much progress I make this week.

    Oh well, you all have a great week!

    • Laura says:

      Oh, I remember when Josh was that little… when I could take him through the store and buy his birthday presents right under his nose, and he never had a clue!! Now, I have to hide them in rooms he doesn’t ever visit, and PRAY LIKE CRAZY that he doesn’t get the sudden urge to go digging under all the dust and storage boxes in that room!

      Good luck with all your projects… and I’m working on sending the weather we’re having your way. It’s beeeeYOOOOOtiful around here! Really cold and frosty at night, but just cool and crisp enough in the afternoons for a light jacket, but not too cold to be uncomfortable.

  3. Joy says:

    “She gets completely drunk on a glass of chocolate milk!!!” That’s hilarious. I’m glad you got the easel. She’s going to love it and way to go on the Internet.

    • SKL says:

      About the internet – I gotta say this is probably the worst addiction I’ve ever had. I am staying off “those sites” but I still want to be on “some site” frequently. The evil half of my mind is telling me, “There has to be an internet site for people with internet addiction problems! Let’s go find one!” LOL! No, seriously. But I think there is hope for me . . . someday.

      Today I accomplished fixing the toilet. Not very glamorous, but very important, I say. Hoping to get one or two other things done as well.

  4. mssc54 says:

    Fall evenings are very beautiful. Especially when you have family to share them with.

    Keep that air mattress back from the fire and roll up one of those blankets for a pillow. Have fun.

  5. Laura says:

    Oh. My last three weeks have been a whirlwind. Out of town, back in town, little-kid birthday parties, pouring concrete, putting up fencing, laying concrete block. Football games, Scouts, Tae Kwon Do. And on top of it, a wicked cold and a truck with a fried bearing. I’m driving my neighbor’s van right now, because the truck crapped out before the appointment to get it fixed. Sigh.

    Hopefully, all the craziness is behind us for a while. Now we’ve got things coming up – my first Tiger Den Meeting as leader this week. Josh’s first Tae Kwon Do tourney on Saturday. But hopefully, they won’t be coming fast and furious like they were last week, and I’ll be able to breathe a bit.

    Now, if I can just get those darned thank-you notes done. From a birthday party that happened more than a week ago! Eek!

  6. starlaschat says:

    It’s funny how looking at the stars can melt your worries, it does put things into perspective. Joy, I’m glad the weather change is good for your health. No more of that thick Summer air. The banners fun one of these days I think I would like to try golfing I watch a fair amount of golf on TV which seems funny because I’ve never been golfing. I’m not sure what to expect from the week ahead. The week-ends may not be as fun as Navar’s working so much so I guess I just need to focus on a work projecst myself. sigh. Or heaven forbid go back to my organising project. Yuck.

  7. Nikki says:

    We had a terrific but insanely busy weekend! Saturday we got up and my mom and I took my son and my niece to the Apple Orchard, took a tractor ride around the orchard, ate apple donuts, drank hot chocolate and picked out pumpkins. We got home, just to rush out the door to baseball practice. A 2 hour practice turned into a 4 hour practice, but the boys were having a blast, and Jason didn’t have the heart to call it quits. Really, I think he was just having a lot of fun too. It all payed off though, they won both games Sunday. Not only did they win, but the KILLED the other teams!!! We only have one more Sunday of baseball. 😦

    So now, since we were gone all weekend I am playing catch up on cleaning and laundry. It’s amazing how even though you aren’t home, stuff still piles up! So I’m off to go play Cinderella for the day! 🙂

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