We’ve had 5 days of sunny and warm early autumn weather. It was a great weekend for the dad to be duck hunting at the cottage with family and the tall hormonal kid while the small squeaky kid had a friend over for a sleepover. It’s late afternoon, but it’s still warm. We’ve just been in the garden digging up some onions and potatoes and picking tomatoes, chard, cucumbers, lettuce, green peppers, hot peppers and zucchini. That’s not bad for a garden that looks like it’s packed it in for the year.
I am thinking:
That we should probably have sleepovers more often for the girls. They are better occupied when there are friends visiting, more likely to spend every waking hour outside running around and therefore not moping around saying that they are bored.
I am thankful:
For a quiet Sunday evening. We plan to eat dinner in the screened porch, clean up and find something to watch on tv.
In the kitchen:
There is a pan of tomatoes and vegetables roasting the the oven for one last batch of sauce. Yesterday’s pasta sauce is being transformed into tonight’s pasta e fagioli for dinner and there is a batch of apple butter in the crockpot. And if we are lucky, there might be leftover brownie cookies for dessert.
To take another load of vegetables to work with me tomorrow. Last week I took 4 or 5 bushels of garden vegetables as well as a bushel of apples. Now I have people asking when I’m bringing more with me. It’s good to know it’s not wasted. I’ve even been given some resulting hot chili sauce and a jar of grape jelly as a thank you. That worked out nicely.
I am reading:
The Paper Garden by Molly Peacock. I rejoined a book club again this year and I hope the other choices are better than this one. I’m a few chapters in and don’t hold out much hope of the book ever picking up speed.
That we have a good long autumn full of weather just like this. I don’t mind a little cool weather too, as long as the sunshine stays.
I am looking forward to:
Thanksgiving. I saw an advertisement in the paper for turkey already this week and I’m already thinking about turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie.
A few plans for the rest of the week:
We are getting into the swing of school life again right now. This week we have school photos, hockey practice and a game, a horse riding lesson and hopefully not too much else.