Friday, October 12, 2012
janet posted a giveaway on her blog and look, my name was drawn! how gorgeous are these lovely gifts....a pin cushion, a fall mug rug or mini quilt and some very nice handmade soaps. i never had handmade soaps before and these are so fragrant with fall spices. such very nice and thoughtful handmade gifts are always welcome, a sentiment shared by so many. **** very cool and sunny day here with a possible hard freeze predicted for tonight, so the growing season is essentially over. *** a quiet couple of days in this lake woebegone with some relaxation, quilting, few errands....and last night, a fantastic trip to cirque du soleil's "saltimbanco."
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
i've closed a few bars in my time with the ex (what was i thinking?) so for a change made our last visit to the local veggie stand yesterday morning. they are closing on friday. we were able to get these fresh goodies plus 2 squash that are in the root cellar--AKA the car--until it gets a bit colder. the apartment is way too warm to keep them inside. the zukes are for bread, the brussel sprouts for roasting, the scallions for stir-fry and quiche, the eggplant for parmesan, the potatoes for roasting and the peppers for spaghetti sauce! the cukes will be snacks...yumm! while it's true i am overweight from snacky type foods, i love fresh veggies and they will be sorely missed from now until next june or so. a few winter markets have popped up offering root veggies, locally raised meat, eggs and baked goods. occasionally we visit one, but they are pricey and variety is limited of course. our favorite lobster pound is also closed during the week now and seasonal businesses are boarding up. it's like much of maine hibernates for the winter except the snow lovers. halloween approaches with a bit of trepidation because our worst snowstorm last year was on october 31st..who would have guessed?