Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Little Bit of This, Little Bit of That

Hello Dear Ones! Just like you, I've been so busy as of late and thought I would catch you up with what's been going on around here at Note Songs.
Well, it is certainly fortunate for us to live where fall is it's most beautiful! We are so close to Vermont and Massachusetts and go there very often. We love Costco but the closest one is about 100 miles away in West Springfield, Massachusetts, so off we go and I'm snapping along the way.
 I have to tell you a little story. You know how I love to tell you little stories. Do you see the bottom snap above? I have to tell you this area was more beautiful than this shows. Well, in the two snaps above that one, we parked on the side of the road and I was snapping away when a van pulled up and the man said something to Mr. Precious. I ran back across the road to get into Kiki and Mr. Precious said the man told him if we wanted to really see some beautiful fall colors to follow him. Well, I have seen a lot of Lifetime movies and I'm telling you, you don't follow strangers down unknown steep roads. He could be a serial killer or a Texas chainsaw murderer, except that would be Massachusetts chainsaw murderer! I didn't like this and tried to dissuade Mr. Precious. He said it'd be okay. Well, we followed, my heart was pounding outta my chest, we stopped the car, the man got out and he was very nice. He had built a lovely home at the top of this mountain and was lonely and just wanted to share his view with someone. This was his view from his home. He wasn't scary and even told me his birthday was Friday. We wished him a happy birthday, thanked him for showing us this gorgeous view and carefully drove down the steep mountain road. We escaped without any knives in our backs, no chopped off heads or bullet wounds. My heart had stopped pounding and I realized I needed to quit watching so many spooky movies. Any way...I don't recommend doing this though.
 Whew! Then we took a little side trip to Stockbridge, Massachusetts! We love this place and wanted to see the pumpkin displays at the Red Lion Inn! As you can see, they get some huge pun'kins! And I visited the ladies' room in the Red Lion and had to snap for you. I look kinda bad. I think it was the 'following' episode was playing a number on me.
 Anyway, I got back on track after a wonderful shared breakfast burrito with Mr. Precious at the Main Street Cafe.



Back at home the leaves have been falling big time. We use a service who come out about 4 times and gather up our leaves for us and then the city comes along and sucks the leaves up. We tried doing it ourselves, it's a lot of work, but the main reason we have the service is raking the leaves makes Mr. Precious' allergies go crazy. Then the very next day...
 It SNOWED! Can you believe it? Snow before Halloween? It was beautiful and was gone the next morning. The grandbabies loved it and we did too.
 The babies were getting their pun'kins ready ~ real ones and toilet paper ones! :)
 We took Campie with us for some Halloween fun last Saturday. Our local fire station opens for the kiddies with treats, and games at the fire house. Since Campie loves fire trucks and every thing to do with them, he loved it.
Then Carter's school had their yearly Halloween parade. Here is little Campie running when he saw me. Do you know how this thrills my heart? He was in his costume too - a little robot.
Let the parade begin and here comes Carter. She was dressed up as a Candy Girl! Isn't she darling? Just a reminder our nightmare about her health started this time last year and what a blessing to see her well and whole. Thank you, Jesus!
 Getting ready to hit the Halloween streets! My daughter had to join in with her Harry Potter look.
 Knocking on the doors for a treat. Little Campie didn't have a lot of patience and when the folk didn't open immediately he just started to open the door himself! :)
I'll end with this. I had the family over for lasagne and was looking around on Pinterest and saw these "Mummy Dogs" and decided to make some for the grandbabies. Aren't they cute? You get some crescent dinner rolls in the can and roll out the dough, cut it into narrow pieces. Put a little strip of cheese under the wiener then begin to wrap the dough around the wiener and bake at 375' for about 17 minutes or until browned. 

Hope you all had a safe and fun Halloween!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

The Monster Mash 
 

I was working in the lab late one night
When my eyes beheld an eerie sight
For my monster from his slab began to rise
And suddenly to my surprise

He did the mash
He did the monster mash
The monster mash
It was a graveyard smash
He did the mash
It caught on in a flash
He did the mash
He did the monster mash

From my laboratory in the castle east
To the master bedroom where the vampires feast
The ghouls all came from their humble abodes
To get a jolt from my electrodes

They did the mash
They did the monster mash
The monster mash
It was a graveyard smash
They did the mash
It caught on in a flash
They did the mash
They did the monster mash

The zombies were having fun
The party had just begun
The guests included Wolf Man
Dracula and his son

The scene was rockin', all were digging the sounds
Igor on chains, backed by his baying hounds
The coffin-bangers were about to arrive
With their vocal group, "The Crypt-Kicker Five"

They played the mash
They played the monster mash
The monster mash
It was a graveyard smash
They played the mash
It caught on in a flash
They played the mash
They played the monster mash

Out from his coffin, Drac's voice did ring
Seems he was troubled by just one thing
He opened the lid and shook his fist
And said, "Whatever happened to my Transylvania twist"

It's now the mash
It's now the monster mash
The monster mash
And it's a graveyard smash
It's now the mash
It's caught on in a flash
It's now the mash
It's now the monster mash

Now everything's cool, Drac's a part of the band
And my monster mash is the hit of the land
For you, the living, this mash was meant too
When you get to my door, tell them Boris sent you

Then you can mash
Then you can monster mash
The monster mash
And do my graveyard smash
Then you can mash
You'll catch on in a flash
Then you can mash
Then you can monster mash

~ sung by Bobby "Boris"  Pickett