Friday, October 30, 2009

Today - Late Autumn

Today we went by the little grocery at the corner of our road. It's owned by a older couple, and they sell vegetables from their garden, local farmers and some items shipped in. I like the asparagus from their yard (which is, of course, out of season right now), the local honey, the bulk dried pineapple, and finding little unexpected treats. They often have loaves of freshly baked sourdough. Unfortunately, they are not open in the winter, and I learned that the last day of their season is tomorrow. I miss shopping there so much during the winter.

Today I am preparing for Halloween tomorrow. I finished the last few stitches on Abigail's costume (ok, I still need to do a minor amount of hand-sewing to close a seam). Photos will hopefully be here soon. I have pumpkin bread in the oven. I'm trying a recipe I'm not familiar with and I hope we all like it. I'm planning a surprise spread for it too that I feel certain no one will like but me. I will soon start making the chili that will cook tonight and then go in the fridge. Tomorrow we'll put it in the crockpot so it will be ready for dinner with our family.

Today we are having Chinese takeout for dinner because my girlfriend called me yesterday after she picked up some and I've been craving it ever since. We're trying a new restaurant. I hope we like it.

Today I've been journaling about several of my childhood photos to use on a layout for Ali Edwards' Yesterday + Today class. I'm really enjoying looking through these old photos for little details that trigger memories. I can't wait to scan in a few more.

Today I let Abigail paint two little canvas bags for tomorrow's trick-or-treating. They're very small, so I'll let her carry two instead of one. Instead of using seasonal colors, we painted them to match her costume. I also ended up with fabric paint on my linoleum and a kitchen towel. The good news is that baking soda will remove just about anything from linoleum. The bad news is that fabric paint doesn't really come out of fabric. We've had that towel a long time, though, so I'm not too worried.

Today I had a very long to-do list and I don't think I even finished half of it (not to mention that there was a lot of stuff that needs to be done that wasn't on the list). I think I might need to make smaller lists. It can be self-defeating to see such a long list. It seems insurmountable.

Today I am considering what to add to my Dia de los Muertos altar for the year. I haven't built one since I was pregnant (at least I think I did one that year), and I've missed it. I lost my Grandaddy about a year and a half ago and I'd like to honor him. And Mama gave me my Grandma's glasses when I was there last week, so I have more of her to add. I hope to discuss this ritual more next week.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Enjoy the last few weeks of fall!

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