A Sunday in October, in 2010, but it isn't any old Sunday, it is the 10th. I'm someone who loves numbers and special dates. Even if it doesn't seem a 'special date' I always add up the numbers to see what I can see. I count steps when I know I'm walking far - and then the next time, try to do the same trip in less steps. Or only step on a section of sidewalk one time and see how many pieces I can hit before having to take a second step. Or, if I happen to turn the light off when the clock says "10:10 pm" then I will myself not to open my eyes again to see if the minute has passed. OR - I'm just weird this way. But - today is a very cool date. Had I been engaged, I'd have pushed to have the wedding today (as I believe many other couples have done). It would be cool to be born today, at 10:10 am or pm. :-)
Other than the date, the day was beautiful here in Long Beach. We took Little Olive to the Long Beach Fall Festival. City hall workers put up a carousel, make a pumpkin patch in a drained fountain, inflate one of those obstacle-balloon courses, book live music, and feature food from local restaurants. In all the years we've been here, the festival is gratis - except for the food and the pumpkin patch, but kids can get a free pumpkin for wearing a costume, otherwise it is $1. THIS year, there are obviously minds-a-workin' in the offices of the big brick building because each obstacle and carousel ride was $1, and the pumpkins were $2 for a small and $4 for a large. *sigh* nothing is free, but it was nice to get the pumpkins for the doorsteps.
"Stella and Dot" released some new items for the holidays. I loved these wrap-bracelets and ordered a set:
I also treated myself to the Petra bracelet as my SIL raves about it:
But, my Fall standby thus far has been the Vintage Twist: