HI! C'MON IN!!!
Oh my gosh, I've been slaving over a hot MacBook for two hours but I've finally got my party ready to go! You'd think after four years of blogging I'd have this all figured out, but there's always something new to learn. It's okay. Blog parties are always easier than real parties. And despite me having my feet up on boxes right now, my house looks awesome!
Just come right in through the kitchen here... take a daisy with you on your way. Stick it in your hair, I'm going to. Later we'll get some brown-eyed susies and sunflowers, we can shove them into our beltloops, hatbands, boot tops, we'll just be a bunch of raving flower children. Flower season's almost over, and we are going to enjoy it, right?
But first, snack time. You must be hungry... I know some of you have travelled great distances to be here!
I've got some of these nifty little sandwiches, with a whole bunch of stuff in 'em, like, um, let's see... apple slices, bacon... oh wait, they're all different. The best part is, you can have as many as you want and not gain anything!
And you know by now that no blog party is complete without... TINY CHEESEBURGERS!
Good for any occasion!
While we're at it, and since this is an alternate universe where stuff like this is good for ya, try one of these bacon wrapped deep fried sausage on a stick with sticky sauce on it. They're great because they appeal to almost every subculture. Except vegetarians.
Oh, here you go. Caramel apples. Sweeeeeet.
Just remember, sugar has no effect here. I will not hear the phrase "blood sugar level" because here in Hick Chic world, we have this magical unicorn dust which we sprinkle on all imaginary foods. I know, it's amazing.
I hear in October, it's customary to drink beer. Like I need an excuse.
Blog parties, yay!!!
Okay, since this is partly about Fall Cheer-up, we MUST go for a walk. It appears to have stopped raining, so get on your boots and coat!
Of course you brought boots. You know you always bring boots to my world!
My lavender crop is lovely this fall. All the photographers from Country Home Living Life Beautiful magazine were very impressed.
And the colours! You know what? I love fall colours. There's always that ripped-off feeling that summer is over, and the dread of winter coming up, but let's just focus on what fall gives us.
Stunning, isn't it? We can stay out here as long as you like.
You know how here in imaginary blog world, where I throw great parties on my little unicorn ranch, and my house is always fan-freakin-tastic, we never run out of food? Here's the thing... it has gotten kinda scary for the last while in the real world. But we're here and we have not starved. The check shows up in the mailbox just in time, we make a meal out of rice and leftovers and whatever we find in the freezer. I pray to be taken care of. We have not starved.
I'm pretty darn thankful. I thank God, I thank Mom, I thank clients who pay on time.
Not everybody in this world is so lucky. The concept of "poverty" in Canada is much different than that in some parts of the world.
Well that was sobering.
Let's keep walking, and enjoy the scenery.
We can find beauty anywhere, it's just easier in some places, eh?
(Don't trip over my garden tools... I know, I should put them away. I will. Later.)
And while we're out here...
Let's say hi to the Birthday Boy!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PHOENIX!
Ya handsome fella! Look at you, all clean and shiny for your picture!
He's 9 now. I guess officially he has been considered to be 9 years old since January, but I've been told he was born in October. I'm guessing he was a surprise. Foals are generally born in the spring. Oops. He's got to be a tough little monster, surviving his first winter at two months old. And look at him now.
All growed up and always ready for attention.
It's been two and a half years, and I am quite stuck on this big doofus.
C'mon over and give him a virtual scratch on the neck. He loves it.
Ahhhh, after a horse cuddle I need a drink of water.
And here's the bathroom.
Time to warm up. I've got just the right spot. A fireplace, books, a comfy chair and a blanket.
I know! Who's ever gonna leave?!
So, yeah, I did a few changes in the library here. There should be room for all my books now.
Well, I'm ready to get my feet up and do the old chat n snack. What have you got with you there? Man, I do love blog parties.
Happy fourth blogiverary to meeee
Happy ninth birthday to Pheeeeeee Nix
Happy cheer up to Yooooooooo
I'm so glad we're all here!