Thanks for your kind comments about my dress, and also about the accident!
While I felt no pain at the scene of the accident, my back started flaring up driving away and has been flaring off and on ever since. (I have had chronic back pain for 3.5 years that had been SO much better before the accident.) I am now back in the care of my chiropractor (who I had not seen since May) and will visit my acupuncturist (who I have not seen since December) this week. My massage therapist has also been helpful with pain relief. The pain was pretty bad last Tues and Wed and I was frustrated, but Thurs it was better (I think due to my massage therapist's work on Wed), then Friday is was bad again. :(
Anyway, I wore the dress on Tuesday and it was comfortable to wear, and it didn't wrinkle as much as I thought it would, which was a big plus.
So, I thought I would start work on New Look 6103 today before leaving to visit my parents for their birthdays. It's a SuedeSays Studio pattern.
I love pencil skirts, and this one has a fantastic detail--the fanned kickpleat.
Here I'm trying to figure out what size to cut, basing it off my Simplicity 2157 pencil skirt. I think I'll go for the 14 and grade where necessary as it seems to span various sizes...
Also this morning I harvested my first pumpkin! This one is pumpkin C and is 31 days old.
Here I just cut it out of my pumpkin patch.
I gave it to my mom, wrapped up, and she was *shocked* that I wasn't keeping them all.
She likes to decorate mini pumpkins with ribbon and draw faces on them. I just put a ribbon on it, then wrapped it in tissue paper.
It weighed in at 3.2 ounces!
And it's about 8 inches in circumference.
And here it is in the kitchen window of my parents house.
I took even more pix of it, which are at the end of the pumpkin album.
I think some people take similar amounts of pictures of their newborn children. :)
Anyway, there was a lot of celebration today, as my dad's birthday is today and mom's is the 17th.
Here I am with my mom in my childhood home!
Here are my parents in the front yard:
Here I am with my dad at the Circus Drive In:
And here are my parents:
Mom and I went to Point Pleasant Beach. It was a FANTASTIC day to go--weather was great. I hadn't been back since 2009 so it was a real treat! We love the claw machines even though they are really rigged these days.
Here's what we came away with (minus a ball that mom gave away to an appreciative child):
Hope you all had great weekends and are pain free!!!