Saturday, September 21, 2013
cinnamon rolls make everything better...
(and other random thoughts)
So, I'll admit it. I love a good cinnamon roll. And what I discovered this week is that cinnamon rolls make everything better.
The reality is that summer has faded, and as fall is literally just around the corner (tomorrow!), I've found my mood in need of a bit of lifting. For many, including myself, losing all those glorious days filled with bright sunshine can bring on symptoms of S.A.D. What to do, what to do? I picked up a bottle of St. John's Wort, that's what I did. And I made cinnamon rolls. Cinnamon rolls make everything better. But I already said that. :)
We finally got our corn into the freezer -- 12.5 cups in all. Not a lot, but it's more than we had before, and it will make a great addition to fall and winter soups and stews.
With the arrival of fall comes apple season! I cannot tell you how amazing it was to bite into a fresh, crisp, organic McIntosh this week. Delicious! We're planning a day trip to Hood River to pick apples after Jessica arrives; then we'll make this year's applesauce.
Thursdays are "in town" days. The kids have music lessons and are taking a physical science class with a group of other homeschoolers at a local church. This week they performed their first lab; their teacher is amazing! I sit in back and knit. I'm the only mom there, so it's quiet. And while I could be off running errands for two hours, there is just something to be gleaned by watching someone who LOVES to teach! It's going to be a great year...
And on this particular Thursday, we enjoyed what will likely be our last summery day of the year...it hit 80, so we spent a few tranquil hours at Lewisville after science.
Today it is rainy and cool. Tomorrow will likely be our first woodstove day as the temp is only supposed to be in the mid to upper 50s. Sounds like a perfect day for knitting. :)
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