Thursday, September 26, 2013

Happy days

Well, it looks like my next foreign trip is going to be to Peru. Since I went and bought the plane ticket and all. I’m still kind of in shock. The good kind of shock though. My sister has been keeping an eye on the prices for a little bit now and found a good one so last night we took the plunge and purchased them.  This trip is mostly my sister’s doing. Machu Picchu is at the top of her list right now.  And even if it’s not the top of mine, I definitely won’t pass up the opportunity.  We’ve got lots of time to plan before we actually go, but the initial excitement hasn’t worn off yet.

We’ve been having some nice cool fall weather and I love it. The leaves are starting to change and we got a rain storm that left snow on the tops of some of the mountains.  I am really in the mood to bake and eat a lot of soup.  In fact, the menu tonight is going to be a quick and easy corn chowder and then probably banana bread since I have a couple ripe bananas. Yum!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013


I can’t believe it’s already September. Where has this year gone? I’ve read a lot of books but not much else, it seems. I do have a new nephew (although it has nothing to do with me) and I’ve spent a lot of time doing family things. We had Owen’s baby blessing this past Sunday and since yesterday was Labor Day, we labored. Kind of. We were supposed to paint my parent’s old garage in their backyard, but it was raining pretty steadily so we ended up canning peaches and pears instead.

We are coming to my favorite time of the year. I love the fall. I’m going to enjoy the last days of summer as they go by and get a few projects done. Then I’m going to blissfully relish the autumn and get ready to hibernate through the winter. My kind of hibernation pretty much means I will be enjoying the outdoors from inside as much as I can once it gets cold and snowy. That’s what windows are for.