Nothing makes me as cheerful as sunshine and the weekend. Although the weather was a bit warm for my taste, the first official weekend of fall didn’t disappoint.
On Friday night, Eric and I attended downtown Goldsboro’s annual dinner and awards ceremony. Even though I was exhausted after teaching all week, it was so fun to actually dress up to go out. Usually, when I get home from school on Friday afternoon, I immediately turn into pajama girl. I’ve decided that I should probably make more effort to enjoy my Friday nights. Eric would probably appreciate less pajama girl.
After the usual Saturday chores (yardwork, yardwork, yardwork…), I attended a meet and greet for Carolina Blogging at Odom Farming Company. It’s always fun to connect with others that share the same passion for a hobby. Well, in my case, blogging is a hobby. My definition of a hobby is something in which you spend LOTS of time and money just for fun. Note that awesome Stella & Dot clutch below. (I can get you one!)
Once all of us bloggers had gathered, we began with a scavenger hunt that led us on an adventure throughout the farm. A couple of items on the checklist included taking a selfie with the goat and a selfie at the pumpkin chuncker. As part of the scavenger hunt, we took a hayride to the pumpkin patch where there were pumpkins available for purchase. I particularly loved the white pumpkins! After the scavenger hunt, we treated ourselves to s’mores over the campfire.
Here are a few other things about the farm…
The farm has a large play area and several different activities for kids. They are very accommodating to the handicapped. There is a shaded picnic area and a place for a campfire. There is a goat on the farm as well as a 10 acre corn maze that will soon be ready. During the last few weekends of October, there will also be a haunted corn maze. Sign me up for that!
Odom Farming Company is definitely a great place to spend a few hours this fall. Pack a picnic, let the kids play, and take home a few pumpkins. And big thanks to Carolina Blogging, Melissa, and Sarah, for planning the fun event! For more information, visit odomfarmingcompany.com.
After coffee by the pool, Sunday morning was spent at church with my parents. When I attend church on Sunday morning, I always feel more centered for the entire week afterwards. Who doesn’t need that?
On Sunday afternoon, I decorated my house for fall and made a giant pot of chili. And, yes, I know it was hot outside. I turned the AC down, and imagined cooler weather. I spent hours dragging dusty containers down from the attic. It’s always so fun to find the forgotten treasures! As fun as that was, I’m sure I will be more than happy to tear it all down after fall. But for now, I’ll enjoy my house in all of its tacky fall splendor. All I’m lacking are the pumpkins for my front porch.
Why is it that weekends always pass so quickly?
There are so many times that I turn down fun activities because I’m too tired or there are too many chores. This weekend, the clothes didn’t get washed, and the bathrooms didn’t get cleaned. But I did get some things done and I definitely had fun. Note to self….have fun and make memories. Life is all about balance.