I had planned on mentioning this last week, but then the week got away from me and next thing I knew it was the week was over and I had not said a word about it. Last Monday (the 14th) I walked out my front door only to discover that the two large pumpkins on my front porch had been stolen. I was not happy. I have had pumpkins stolen before, but usually that happens on Halloween night, long after I've snuffed the candles out of the jack-o-lantern and forgotten to bring it inside. This was the first time that two whole and un-carved pumpkins had been swiped.
Look, here's how I feel about the situation... if you want some pumpkins
for your house and cannot afford the luxury, then just knock on my door
and I will give you some cash for pumpkins or even the pumpkins off my
porch; just don't steal them though. In reality, it was probably some
kids who stole the pumpkins and they stole my friend Amberly's pumpkins
too (she lives about a block down the street). I kept looking in the
streets for smashed pumpkins and finally saw one (or two) on Sunday on a
road close by and Amberly saw some a few days before that so it seems
that the pumpkin thief is up to mischievous ways.
did buy a new (even larger) pumpkin over the weekend and placed it
close to the door so that perhaps it would not get stolen. So far so
Totally unrelated, but also not because this too involves Amberly...
Saturday after napping because I was worn out from puppy training
class, I woke up and checked my email and saw that Amberly was having
some people over for the Alabama game and our friend Nevin was going to
be cooking up some sliders. Since I had no idea what I was going to make
myself for dinner, I sent her a text and told her I was going to come
this point in the day, my foot was hurting so badly that I could hardly
put pressure on it at all, but I managed to hobble down the street and
I'm glad I did. Amberly had made Buffalo Chicken Dip and some delightful
spinach dip and also brownies and fruit punch and Nevin started working
on those sliders soon after I arrived. The food was delicious and
really hit the spot. Midway through the second quarter, I decided to
head back home. I really just wanted to spend the evening laying on the
couch and being lazy because I had a big day ahead of me on Sunday as
well. So, I told everyone goodbye, thanked them for the food and hobbled
was so thankful for the invitation and yummy dinner from Amberly. I'm
thankful she is right down the street and so glad we have gotten to know
each other and have become friends. It's really nice to have neighbors
who are also great friends!