Have you ever watched a series on Netflix? You get to the end of the season, roll your weary, bloodshot eyes and say out loud, “it is ridiculous to have to wait a whole year for the next season!”
I feel like I have made you wait…. about the time you thought it was time for the next post, there wasn’t one…
While you were waiting on a new post, this blog was celebrating its first year of publication!
Thanks to you – each one of you!
I appreciate that together we have shared some of life’s crazy experiences, unique projects, and inspirations. The best is sharing the gift of laughter.
Recently I was invited to a three-day writer’s retreat in the Ozarks, (speaking of a good series, Ozark was really good). I met some amazing ladies who helped me discover that I have a lot more to learn about writing, about blogging, and about life.
I can’t wait to put my new writing skills to work and share what we have done and what changes are taking place here at the Lodge…
The excitement is killing me!!!!
I will give you one hint – but just one:
“Baaaaa….” there, that’s it… no more clues.
In the spirit of Halloween – let’s talk about our Scary-Go-Round.
Every year we put up our dancing ghosts.
And every year the wind gusts and breaks a stick or two – leaving a hillside of broken “bones” and less than spooky ghosts in a heap, in need of repairs.
Until this year…
Sir Lots-a-Wit had a solution to all those spineless ghosts.
He came up with the brilliant idea of working with the wind instead of against it.
I think this has been his secret to getting along with me all these years!
Just work with it, not against it!! – “It” being me.
He quickly built a crude (very crude) wooden framed merry-go-round.
Setting it up on a ball bearing metal plate that spins – much like a lazy susan. Then he attached each ghost to a spoke on the merry go round wheel, and there you have his latest invention…
The more the wind gusts – the faster they spin!
He even added solar lights so we could watch the spinning at night.
Another job well done.
I can’t stand it another minute…
We are getting Sheeeeeep!!
Wow… I sure blurted that out!
Now, back to the ghosts and the Scary-Go-Round….
Regular ghosts are so easy to make and are such an adorable yard decoration for Halloween.
4 twin size flat sheets – I got ours at WalMart – about $5 each
4 round styrofoam heads
4 sticks – I used 2×2 boards about 4 or 5 ft tall
4 dowel rod pcs about 6 inches long each
Hammer sticks into ground about a foot
drill hole in the top of each stick about 3 inches deep
stick the dowel into the hole on top of the stick and shove styrofoam ball onto dowel and stick
cover styrofoam with the flat sheet and secure sheet by tying string at the base of styrofoam head
when ghosts are made – tie sheet corner pieces together as if they are holding hands.
*Scary-Go-Round built separately.
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