Followers, Pumpkins and Apples

I kept seeing this new-fangled thingy on some of the newer Blogger blogs the displaced AOL folks were creating - so I went into my template and sure enough, there it was. Followers. Mkay! I added it, just to go with the trend. I'm not totally sure what it does...but I assume it adds blogger blogs to your dashboard. I don't use my dashboard to follow the blogs I read. I use Bloglines (you can see all the blogs I follow on my list in the right side-bar. If you don't see yours there, please comment and leave me a link!) But I sure don't want to discourage others who use Blogger to keep track of their blogs. So there ya go.

We've had a few tragic events in the house recently. The unintentional squishing of Tyler's pet woolybear caterpillar (he dropped the fuzzy fella and couldn't see him on the oriental rug - he blended right in) and the accidental squishing of Tyler's hand-picked pumpkin from our jaunt to the farm the weekend before last (Max tried to carry the prized pumpkin from one room to another and dropped it in the hall with a sad splat.)

After the crowds we encountered in our first trip to the farm for the fall season (see the photo to the left), John was not eager to repeat the effort.

Tyler, however, can be very persuasive. So...lather, rinse, repeat.


THIS weekend's trip was much less traumatic! No 50-person deep lines just for tickets to take the hayride out to the pumpkin patches. Plus the boys had the added fun of apple picking!








This time the pumpkins have been safely placed on the back deck. Now I just need to figure out what I'm going to do with the 30 lbs of apples the boys lugged home. Too bad I can't make caramel apples for the hordes of trick-or-treaters we get each year. I used to love getting those and popcorn balls in my bag when I was small. Then the whole razorblade urban myth destroyed that tradition.
Now I have a 50% off photo calendars deal as incentive to get moving on that annual project. Time to play dress-up with the boys. I hope they cooperate! First step...Halloween costumes! Stay tuned...

Comments

Chris said…
Like you, I just added the followers thing, mainly so I could pick up people's blogs who had moved from AOL since so many of them are using this feature. Me? I prefer using Google Reader for my following of blogs:)
Bridgett said…
Yea, I'm loving this followers gadget. It's making it easy for me to find my AOL buds. LOL

I'm also glad you decided to add the feature. This way, I get your updates immediately. The thing I signed up for on your page usually took two days to get to me....

Can't wait to see the boys'costumes!
DonnaH said…
Well needless to say, I have no idea what the "followers" thingy is so I'll skip right to my condolences for Tyler's pet caterpillar and pumpkin.

Looking forward to the pics of the boys costumes.
Donna:)

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