What another gorgeous fall weekend, Readers!
The Erie area has been spoiled this year.
The grape harvest has about a week left.
The sunflowers are tired
and are crying their seeds.
I hope they land on the stink bugs.
They like to come together in big, crawly packs.
Ellen Louise collected 50 hanging out on her bedroom curtains!
This one hitched a ride with me to school!
I am going to miss coming home and having
a cup of coffee on my porch while watching the trucks come and go.
The barn has come together nicely.
The cement guys finished up this week.
Boy, do they work hard!
The new barn is now complete!
Buddha Kitty got dirty during the cement work
so we gave him a bath.
He's all clean and ready to go to the next house.
We extend many thanks to CJ Kelly and his construction crew.
We are all very happy with the new barn.
She gets her workshop back!
My girl loves to paint and pound nails.
While Natalie will be pounding nails this fall,
Ellen Louise will be pounding the pages.
She has two AP classes this year
and will be taking the SAT's this spring.
My brood does not get a weekly allowance,
but they can earn cash for extra jobs done around the house.
so Mother Eloise is paying Ellen Louise to study.
You can't play any game without knowing the rules of the game,
and attending practices.
Kids, you want to improve those SAT scores?
Get a practice book,
Get a practice book,
and set your phone timer for a hour a few times a week
and go through it.
Even if you just read the questions and look up the answers in the back--
it's greatly beneficial.
You will be shocked how it will all come together for you
with just a little bit of practice.
You'll never HAVE the time,
so you are going to have to MAKE the time to do it.
If you aren't up for reading a book as thick as Ellen Louise's SAT guide,
Mrs. Eloise recommends this one.
It's a Newberry Honor book from 2016,
set in rural western Pennsylvania.
It was a great story and if you read it,
you will see what held Eloise's attention.
Teachers--it's great to use to compare themes from the 1940's to today.
What was the same?
What was different?
Some issues are not "new"--
they are common to all time periods.
Here's something different!
Sam's Cleveland Browns defeated the Dallas Cowboys--
a team who beat them in three straight match-ups.
Never, ever doubt yourselves, boys!
You had the goods all along.
You just needed some time to put all the pieces together.
Sam was so happy with his win,
I let him wear his football jersey to a wedding reception in Ohio.
No one there seemed to mind.
Congratulations, Cousin Lindsey.
Welcome to the family, Todd.
You both looked lovely,
but the kids in your wedding party stole the show.
But the true scene-stealer was my nephew Erik
and his first time on a dance floor.
There needs to be a name for this kind of shot:
and someone who gets the shot of people taking them.
I've titled this shot Come Together.
Have a great week, everyone.