Wednesday, October 31, 2012

7 days before it's all over

The rest of my 20s, that is!
In a week, I'll say a final goodbye to being a 20-something and begin my third decade of life. I am so excited. I have a sneaky suspicion that 30 is going to be pretty, stinkin' awesome :)
Bring it on!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The deed is done.

My year-old American citizenship culminated in a special event this evening: I voted in my first-ever presidential election. (YAY!!)
I now feel like a seasoned American even though I've lived in the United States for 21 years.

I'm thankful early voting began today in Knox County. This has been one of the most intense political seasons ever...or maybe I'm just really paying attention now. The vitriol has been a little too much for me.

I'm glad to be done with the voting and listening to the political wrangling.  I'll check back with you after Nov. 6.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Great Pumpkin Heist of 2012

There's a pumpkin bandit among us.
I woke up yesterday morning to discover the pumpkins had been pilfered from the harvest display in my yard. My scarecrow also had been beheaded and her corn husk arms ripped off. At least the interloper had the decency to leave part of her dress so I didn't find a headless, naked Ms. Crow.
(The punk was even brazen enough to steal the pumpkin that was sitting on my porch!)

After I got over being mad, I actually found it hilarious that someone was desperate (or drunk? or mean?) enough to carry off three sizable pumpkins, one head and two arms.

Looking on the bright side, I got to enjoy the display for six days. And I have pictures. Plus, a friend will be able to use the hay after she sows grass seed. So, all was not lost. (Also, I came home last night and found a small pumpkin from an anonymous neighbor sitting on one edge of the vandalized display. I very much appreciated the gesture of kindness.)

So much for trying to beautify 37917 ;)

Pre-thievery
 
Post-thievery