Monday, September 22, 2008

Autumn Joy

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 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
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?!?!?!


bean said...

Have a lovely day!

Wendy Hawksley said...

It is cooling off, isn't it? These have been the most wonderful days. Very comfortable. I hope you enjoy fall.

Melissa said...

Yes, oh yes I do! But you already knew that, of course :-) I love the new header pic with the pumpkins, and the cats--so sweet. I can't show the girls that, or they'll spiral downward into their pit of "We need a peeeeeeet!" despair, so I'll just keep those cuties for myself! See you tomorrow.

Mrs. Darling said...

I have never had eggplant parmessan. Ive heard about it often and it sounds yummy. I guees I'll have to break down and make some.

zilla said...

I'm closing on my Autumn Joy and everything surrounding it on Wednesday at noon.

Once that's done, I think I will be ready to enjoy autumn.

Your tomatoes are making me crave black bean and corn chili! To die for, on a crisp autumn day!

Rockin' Moroccan Mama said...

Love the new pic for your header. I love autumn!!!! You guys seem to be hard at work :)

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Cher Mere said...

Beautiful tomatoes. And great find on the art supplies stuff!

Tara said...

I need a bookcase too! I've pleaded with my husband for some more shelves- we have too many homeschool supplies for our tiny closet.
Love the new header pic!

Jenny said...

LOVE the new header! I just adore fall. And I thought WE were busy!

Kate in NJ said...

Thank you all for taking the time to comment.
I have been a bit crazy, but promise to come visit everyone soon!!

Z- made some veggie chili last night!

zilla said...

Has Princess read this book? I read it in a book store in Santa Fe, and immediately thought of you two :-)

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