Friday, October 1, 2021

Life: Friday Ramblings

I was reunited with... best friend!  She moved upstate a month before the pandemic and I haven't seen her since.  Not only did I get to catch up with my BFF, but I got to see her babies that aren't even babies anymore, and I got to eat at my favorite breakfast spot.  Her husband brought us a dozen of their farm fresh eggs laid by their chickens.  She ditched the suburban life for the country life and I got to admit that Sis makes it sound pretty darn good.

Here's to... not being another two years until I see her again!

We went on a...
...hike this past Sunday.  The three mile walk was exactly what I needed because my pants are way too tight.  While the kids stopped to observe a snake along the trail, I caught movement in the tree tops.  I didn't get the best picture, but we were graced with the presence of this Eastern Wood Peewee.  While this bird is not super rare for Long Island, it was a lifer for me!

I was way too happy to...
...decorate for the Fall!  All of my "regular" decorations are packed away and have been swapped with my favorite, Fall themed, rustic decor.

We did say good bye to...
...our locally sourced, fresh, GIANT sunflowers from the farmer's market.  We swapped them with fake ones instead.  The last batch we bought were infested with some sort of little bugs that spread through my home like a wildfire.  As sad as I am to say goodbye to my fresh flowers, the fake ones are gorgeous and no maintenance.

 What are your Friday Ramblings?


  1. I'm with your BFF on country life. I am just patiently awaiting my time to make the switch.

    I love sunflowers, but so do the fruit flies. I brought some home from Allison's senior photo shoot earlier this week, now I'm battling those demons. So pretty, but almost not worth bringing home!

    1. That actually makes me feel kind of better! I was starting to think that I did something wrong to bring in all the fruit flies. :)

  2. As I said many times before and will probably have other occasions to say it again - what is it with you and the bugs, jeez? :)
    I'd love to have a farm or country estate to visit occasionally, but I don't think I could live there for life, I just hate all the work LOL

    1. The bugs know that I hate them, so naturally they follow me. hahaha

  3. I haven’t seen my BFF since February 2020 either. I’m so glad you got to reconnect! Friends are so important. I’ve never been a fan of sunflowers inside. They are gorgeous, but the heads always bend down as soon as I vase them. I’ll leave the country life to you all. I like my city sidewalks so I can walk every day and get groceries within a 5 minute drive.

    1. LOL I wish that we can do a nice mix of both. Although, if this was pre-pandemic, I would have said that I'd never leave the suburbs.

  4. How nice that you finally got to see your BFF.



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