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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

FBC - 2013 Pumpkin Festival

What a beautiful day it was to be outside.  When we first heard about the Pumpkin Festival and that workers were needed, we immediately signed up.  The Festival was held at 2:30 Sunday, October 27th.  I was excited about the opportunity to work with the children.  Here is a pic of our pastor and his wife, Dr. Lloyd Stilley and Leeanne.

We arrived early to help in any way we could.  We found Pat and got our assignment.  She had us helping Tina with the remote control cars.  That was so much fun...besides the continual work that poor Tina had to do to keep the batteries working.  Tina's son was absolutely the sweetest!  He was so kindhearted and shortened his time to give others a chance to play and in looking back I wonder if he ever got a chance to play much.  Thanks, Daniel, you can come live with me anytime!!

There WAS a plan to have them race around a circle of pumpkins but that did not happen.  I think the main objective was learning how to operate the remotes with the trucks, ha!  If we chased after one of those little ATVs/trucks, we must have gone after a hundred.  Children came back over and over again to play.  I'm glad that we were there.  We were assigned an hour, as were all the others, but we stayed until it was over.  Here are some pics I think you might enjoy.

There were several things to eat like freshly popped popcorn, Frito pie with chili and cheese [yummm], homemade pumpkin pie slices and lemonade.  There was a pumpkin cake contest, too.  Somehow I didn't get a pic of those...shoot!  There was also entertainment.  I didn't get the name of the group but it consisted of several young ladies.  They were really good and pleasant to listen to. 

Many were dressed in costume, as were a few adults.  We all had fun and the day was so nice.  Here are pics of some of the other games. 

Here are the instructions to play this game.

And, my favorite!  Click to enlarge and see the instructions.
There were animals there and I believe it is the first time I've seen a porcupine.  Isn't he the cutest?   

Afterward, we stayed and helped with putting things away.  Let me tell you we were whipped when we got home.  It has been a long time since we had stayed on our feet for 4 hours!  But we enjoyed every minute.  We're looking forward to helping serve again.  Until next time, we bid you a "Happy Fall".

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Blogging Without Obligation

After coming across what seemed to be the 4000th or so post on someone’s blog starting with “I’m sorry I haven’t posted in awhile.” I decided it is time to rethink what makes a good blog and the expectations that have come to be part of it. I am thinking that no one should utter those words again . . .and with that thought I give you Blogging Without Obligation. •Because you shouldn’t have to look at your blog like it is a treadmill. •Because its okay to just say what you have to say. If that makes for a long post, fine. Short post, fine. Frequent post, fine. Infrequent post, fine. •Because its okay to not always be enthralled with the sound of your own typing. •Because sometimes less is more. •Because only blogging when you feel truly inspired keeps up the integrity of your blog. •Because they are probably not going to inscribe your stat, link and comment numbers on your tombstone. •Because for most of us blogging is just a hobby. A way to express yourself and connect with others. You should not have to apologize for lapses in posts. Just take a step back and enjoy life, not everything you do has to be “bloggable”. •Because if you blog without obligation you will naturally keep your blog around longer, because it won’t be a chore. Plus, just think you will be doing your part to eradicate post pollution. One post at a time. . .

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