The Week in Review


We’re starting to see signs of Fall in Western Massachusetts, despite it being nearly 90 degrees here today and muggy as anything.

Further evidence of the impending seasonal shift – acorns,


and the arrival of pumpkins at the garden centers.


I bought these at Sixteen Acres Garden Center today, where they had mini pumpkins 3/$2 and mini white pumpkins for a dollar apiece. They’re hard to resist.

Elsewhere in the garden…dahlias!


These were given to me by a neighbor, and I planted them several months ago, not knowing what colors they’d be. By happy coincidence, they match the chicken coop perfectly!

Eowyn approves.


Also, the sedums are in bloom.


In other news, Ginger got a haircut.


She’s been wanting to go short for months. Once I was sure she’d made up her mind, I went ahead and booked an appointment. Now I wish I’d done it sooner. This would have been a great cut for summer, and Ginger is thrilled with the result. I’m rather partial to the cut, myself. It makes me think of the movies Sabrina and Roman Holiday.

And, finally, in the category of entertainment, Pepper discovered the Prisma App CPT A downloaded onto my phone the other day. You take a photo, select an artistic style, and PRESTO! the App transforms your image. The girls have had a great time exploring the different options. Here are two of my favorites so far:

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Good stuff. It’s amazing what you can do these days with the click of a button.

From the dining room table, hoping your week has been every bit as entertaining,

Mrs. Smythe

10 Comments on “The Week in Review

  1. Our mornings have been cold! It’s taking me a little bit by surprise to be honest. I have worn pants for the first time in months. ( I know that sounds bad; pants and socks – you know what I mean!)
    Cute haircut: my daughter wants to go short as well. Part of me thinks ‘go for it’. It’s hair and it will grow back. The other part remembers when I got short hair and it was a disaster for months…

    • That is exactly how I felt when both girls wanted to go short. I had a horrible experience with a short haircut at exactly Ginger’s age and I haven’t been adventurous with my hair since. Thankfully, both girls have had positive experiences with going short.
      And, I’ve been surprised, too. it’s strange how quickly we’ve transitioned to socks and long sleeves in the mornings here. Very abrupt.

    • Thanks, Grandma Marian! Ginger is thrilled with the ease of it all. She’s been taking lots of showers, reveling in the fun of washing her newly short hair.

  2. LOVE the haircut”e”! Eeowyn’s expression is fantastic – Do the cool photo app on her. 🙂

    • Leave it to you to know how to spell Eeowyn correctly! 😉 I’m going to have to go back and edit my post. I’m trying to figure out how to do the photo app on her – I already put that great photo on my computer, but the app is on my phone. So, CPT A is going to have to come to the rescue…again.