Archive for September, 2008

A Laugh for Monday

Monday, September 29th, 2008

This is why I love Passive Agressive Notes and wish I had thought to start that website.

I’d be laughing all day with these submissions.

Hello September!

Friday, September 19th, 2008

And with it comes the chilly mornings, limited hours of sunshine, and cool evenings. How can there be a frost warning and still my tomatoes haven’t even turned red? Some have, of course, and we’ve been enjoying those daily, as one must do when one harvests a dozen a day. But still, the green prevails.
Time to make sauce, put the pesto in the freezer, and cut all the perennials down. Um, yeah, I’ll get to that… tomorrow? After I make the granola:

(Ha! Just checked Amanda’s site and she’s talking about the same thing except with a whole lot more get-up-and-go and better photos. Such is the life.)

This weekend will find us all over the darned state; chasing fame in Buckfield: Neil is a featured guest of the Early Evening Show at the Oddfellow Theatre on both Friday and Saturday. He’ll be singing his songs and tellings stories, come on out and have a listen if you’re around.
And he plays Sunday at the Common Ground Fair. It’s our fall tradition to go there anyway, we just happen to have this extra fun opportunity to add to it. He’ll be on the Children’s stage at 3pm.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone! And what are you all doing on this fine early-Fall weekend?

Fall is Relative

Wednesday, September 17th, 2008

And the lucky winner is: Alison, who had this to say about Fall.

“My favorite part of fall is the fact that the shade FINALLY offers some relief from the hot sun! I live in Arizona… fall is so ‘relative.’

So get back to me with your super-secret mailing information so I can stalk mail this out to you.

Sugar Levels: Normal. For now.

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

It’s a good thing I checked my calendar yesterday since I was due in for my glucose test and a big old shot of Rhogam. Good times!

I ate a large plate of french toast (with cinnamon swirl bread from Big Sky, thank you very much) with 1/4 cup maple syrup and a tall glass of juice.

Naturally, it was delicious, and I’m incredibly grateful that I don’t have to drink that nasty looking orange syrupy stuff that it seems everyone else has to (thank you midwives!), but do you know how much 1/4 cup of syrup really is?

A. Lot.

I was all jittery until mid-afternoon when the protein finally began to counteract the sugar. Anyway, good good good times. And my apologies to anyone who met up with me while I was all hyped up.

Just a quick post because I have to fold my laundry (such a housefrau today). Don’t forget to enter the contest to win all sorts of glamorous and decadent prizes from yours truly. Today is the final day!

I Always Love a Good Picnic

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

And Saturday’s festival was no exception. Such fun! Such great weather! Such good sales!

Honestly, such a great crowd came out and they were all looking to shop. Shopping plus supporting local artists and musicians? That’s a very good thing.

Thanks to all who stopped by my booth. Maybe it was what I was selling, maybe it was the pumpkin chocolate chip cookies I offered, but I met lots of new people and sold lots of good things, so much so that I only left my booth once (with the exception of bathroom breaks because, hey, seven months pregnant here…) for a quick tour around the grounds. I saw a lot of good things and truly wished I had more time to shop myself. Meg’s booth looked very enticing (great to meet you in person, if ever so briefly!), and though I didn’t see your booth Jen, it was great to meet you as well.

And now I’m enjoying a very lazy Sunday, mainly because I’m too exhausted to do anything else. When Dash wakes, we’ll go for a visit with Dan and Alex who we do not visit with enough.

Finally, to celebrate the return of the camera (or rather, the purchase of a new battery charger), here are some highlights from the past week or so.

Get mad when I turn around from cooking to find this? Nah, it’s much easier to just laugh and find the camera as quickly as possible.

As far as my family is concerned, this is about the best Fall/Winter meal there is. Roasted Veggie Pizza made with your very own hands. So so good.

Just one view of my booth at Picnic yesterday. Looks a bit picked over already so this must have been taken an hour or so into the fest.

And this is what I did whenever the booth was empty. Arrange. Rearrange. Repeat.

Happy Sunday everyone.