In all my years, I’ve barely paid much attention
to these skittish critters. This year has been different,
with worries about the pandemic and safety of
our families and community; I appreciate my everyday life.
Sitting by my office window, I’m amazed at how productive
the squirrels are. One in particular, whom I’ve named Licorice,
has been storing nuts inside the corner of my backyard fence.
He puts a smile on my face with every trip to and from
his secret hiding stash. I’ve even collected acorns and left a pile for
him by my house. Why? In a nutshell, I’m thankful for
these little snippets of happiness, which have made a big impact
on my optimism and hope for the future.
And with that, Halloween is still happening,
with a safe and creative celebration in the works!
In preparation, I made these little magnets/pins. These Perler Beads are
my latest craft obsession, and a fun activity to make with the kids.
By glueing magnets to the back, they serve two purposes.
I decorate my refrigerator with them, and wear them like pins - by placing
another magnet to the back side of clothing. No sharp pricks to worry about!
I prefer to create my own designs, but there are templates as well.
Have a safe and spooktacular fall season!