Saturday, October 5, 2013

Life: It Goes On - October 6

I know I should be complaining about the weather, what with people to the north and west of us buried in snow and others having been hit by tornadoes. But the kids and I were all set to make our annual trek to the apple orchards today and with temps in the 50's and drizzle, I'm disappointed to have to call it off. At least this weekend. I'm off to the farmer's market shortly, hoping to find someone with fresh-picked apples. I was all fired up to hit Pinterest and try some new apple recipes!

Instead, I'll spend today finishing up making the house over for fall. The seashells are boxed up, the candles are switched over to fall colors, and I've gathered up all of the pine cones that have fallen.

Here's What I'm:

Listening To: I started Steven Galloway's The Cellist of Sarajevo this week. Remember a couple of weeks ago when I talked about Albinoni's Adagio? It's featured in the book so I'm very excited to be listening to this one and getting to hear snippets of the music.

Watching: Why yes I did stay up way past my bedtime the other night so Miss H and I could watch "10 Things I Hate About You." Which we own and could watch any time. But how could we possibly shut off beautiful Heath Ledger and an incredibly young Joseph Gordon-Levitt?

Reading: I'm racing through Songs of Willow Frost this weekend for a review this week and then I'll have to race through Round House. I don't know why I do this to myself; I would much prefer to be able to take more time with these books.

Making: Several casseroles (I made a crockpot of chicken early in the week) including bean, cheese and rice enchiladas.This morning we enjoyed steel cut oats for the first time in months.

Planning: On taking Christmas card pictures this week. Maybe if I get started earlier this year I'll actually get the cards sent!

Grateful for: My new walking shoes. It's a silly thing, but they really are inspiring me to get out and move.

Loving: Adding the fall colors to my house. Isn't it funny how we're so ready to embrace them this time of year and so over them before long?

Thinking: Of staining the vanity in the kids' bathroom. A friend is using gel stain to do all of the cupboards in her kitchen and they look great. I'm so ready for a change!

Looking forward to: Heading south again this weekend. Hoping the kids remember to lock up at night while we're gone and that their aunt lives close enough now to check up on them while we're gone!

What are you watching lately? Are any of the new shows catching your attention?


  1. The weather thwarted our apple picking plans on Saturday, too :(
    Hurray for new walking shoes and longer walks - I refused to let the rain interfere with that!

  2. Hooray for new shoes :D I actually just got some inserts for my walking shoes to help with my crazy high arches. It helps so much and makes me want to get out and walking even more.

    I hope you're enjoying Willow Frost, I'll look forward to your thoughts on that one!

  3. It is such a bummer to have to scrap your plans, whatever the reason. Once I've set my mind on something, it bugs me a lot to cancel it. I hope you get to make that trip soon.

  4. It rained all day here today as well (and last night). The apples will wait I am sure:) Have a nice week, and hope walking weather is perfect for you and your new shoes.

  5. I'm just glad we didn't get any snow or tornadoes! Hoping my furnace gets repaired before the next cold snap. It's been chilly in the morning!

  6. I pulled out the Halloween decorations this past weekend and realized how few fall decorations I actually have. Christmas is a different story. LOL

    I am sorry you weren't able to go to the apple orchard like planned. Hopefully you can reschedule and go again another time.

    The Cellist of Sarajevo would be an interesting book to listen to. I read it years ago and really liked it. Do let me know what you think.

  7. I missed oats. I have been skipping them because of the cross contamination with gluten that so often happens with them, but Trader Joe's had some gluten free oats and it was good to finally enjoy a bowl with brown sugar and cinnamon! Oh, and a dab of butter!