Yesterday was... my birthday! Yep, I'm one quarter of a century young. To celebrate, I spent a lazy Sunday with my sister and my mom at their house in Huntley, Illinois, a small little town of pretty trees, open space, and lots of pumpkin farms.
After breakfast, we headed out on what was a beautiful Illinois Autumn day and went to a couple of pumpkin farms. I have developed, only in the past handful of years, a real appreciation for simple things: time outside, few material possessions, not a lot of excess- in life, relationships, possessions, words, or thoughts- and I told my mom and sister I really just wanted a simple day. It must be the result of old age.
At one of the local farms, I bought some funky Fall gourds (I'm thinking display pieces for my next art show in three weeks...) and some pumpkins, which we later carved and crafted. A few weeks ago I had mentioned to my sister that since I started working 40+ hours a week, I feel like I don't get as much time for creative projects- so she set up an awesome spread of Fall-y crafts for us to do outside (food and drink included.)