Monday, September 22, 2008
The Garden State has welcomed Autumn with sunshine and clear blue skies,
leaves falling gently and the dusky maroon of the Sedum "Autumn Joy" in full
Princess,Farmer Dad ,and I had a very full weekend of estate sale-ing,
furniture moving, house painting,
yard work doing, garden harvesting,
party preparing, and snuggling up on the couch at the end of the day under a handmade blanket
because you are all too tired to move.Luckily at the end of all of that, my sister came through
with a big delicious pan of her famous "Eggplant Parmesan", she makes me one every year for my birthday,
but didn't have the time or good eggplant at the same time before now.
It isn't easy for her to do this any more, she has two types of arthritis as well as other issues
due to a serious car accident a few years ago, so using her hands to slice,dip etc is painful.
Boy..oh boy..it was good! Especially as we were tired and I didn't feel like cooking after
everything else. Thanks Shell!
also picked up a HUGE box of craft supplies from a lady
near us who is moving across country this week after many years of being an art teacher.
We'll be gluing stuff to Popsicle sticks for many moons!!Gotta love freecycle!!
We also scored some awesome winter boots for Princess and some books and posters
for our "schoolroom".Which I had to move completely around again because I picked up a great
bookcase at an estate sale this weekend! I promise I'll post pictures when it's all put back.
The books are everywhere right now..lol.
I leave you with this lovely photo today....
Pumpkin and Alley enjoying the return of cooler weather with some snuggling of their own!
Don'tcha just love Autumn?!?!?!