The Clock Reads...7:47am
Weather in My Neck of the Woods
Autumn has arrived! The trees are turning lovely shades of red, orange and yellow. Days are in the 60s, nights in the 40s. Cool and comfortable! But only a pause before winter arrives with its mountains of snow and frigid temperatures again.
|JSkehan - Along the Kancamangus Highway, New Hampshire 2012|
In the Garden
It's the end of another growing season. The plants are dying, leaves are wilted and fading. We harvested a few lone yellow-skinned cucumbers, a pea pod or two, a few wax beans, and our pie pumpkins. Soon, I'll pull up the plants and let the hens enjoy a garden snack.
Looking Around the House
I'm mentally making a list of seasonal Must Dos around the house and yard: clean out the gutters, bring the bulky waste to the transfer station, repair the chicken and duck run, organize the garage. It's a good thing we have 5 strong kids...and a trailer to haul trash!
Menu for this WeekMenu? As I tell the kids, our menu will be FOOD. Beyond that, I only have a rough idea of meals. There's a lot of boneless chicken, ground beef, kielbasa, and eggs in the fridge so bellies will be full. I should get back to menu planning as it saves money at the grocery store and indecision around dinner time.
What's on my TV Today
I'm enjoying some of my favorite shows on Hulu or CBS, watching them during the week when I have time. Survivor, The Amazing Race, Big Bang Theory, and The Voice "marathons" on a rare slow evening.
What I'm Creating from the Craft Basket
I'm working on a shell stitch afghan in ocean hues for Sam, and started a purple and green scoodie, a hooded hat and scarf combo, for Cate. I had big plans for whipping up some Christmas creations, but there's so many other projects I have my eye on.
|The Beginnings of a Scoodie|
Things that Make Me Happy and Thankful
Quiet, slow mornings to ease into my busy days.
Stripe returned unexpectedly on Wednesday evening. She's been gone over 4 months. I didn't have much hope that she would return after living in the woods for such a long time. We do have large wild animals roaming around the mountain...She looks remarkably good! No fleas or ticks, no wounds or missing fur, just thin. I don't think she found another home as she's not a particularly friendly cat. So, just where was she all this time?
|A Comfortable Bed; A Snoozing Cat|
DevotionalTo every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven - Ecclesiastes 3:1