Monday, October 03, 2011


I had a fairly good week, apart from being eternally tired from not sleeping well. The difficult situation is still there but I seem to be handling it better. I am trying hard to live in today without being afraid of tomorrow and without letting yesterday (as in 40 years ago) getting to me. Not always easy, but I am trying.

The weather has become quite cool and refreshing in a hurry with temps in the 40s at night and in the 50s and 60s during the day.

Our weekend started with the usual trip to the farmer's market. We bought a chicken from a new vendor and that was by far the best chicken I have ever eaten. Not cheap by any means but we got three meals out of it. We also bought some okra which seems to be winding down already, acorn squash, eggs, peppers, kale, a sweet potato, a giant onion and apples.

On the way back from the market we picked up our repaired lawn mower and dropped some books off at the library. We also had the bright idea that we would both like to eat a candy bar. Well, changing our diet has definitely put us off anything overly sweet. We both felt bad after the sugar attack and decided that was probably the last candy bar we ever ate.

Sunday morning we went to church and right afterwards we headed to the Rising Meadow Farm for their annual farm fest. We took a different road this time and I did not get motion sick. Just to be on the safe side I had brought some of my homemade ginger ale along for the trip as well. The event was much smaller than last year, I guess that with the current economy being the way it is it does not pay for a lot of the fiber vendors to make the trip. But the weather was great and the farm is just beautiful. We also stopped at the Goat Lady Dairy for their open house, sampled the really good but very expensive goat cheese and admired the vegetable gardens. Just after we got to the farm my camera decided to call it quits. Re-chargeable batteries might be good for the environment but they are not doing well in cameras. The second set I took along did not work either, the seem to lose their charge quickly even when not in use. These are all the photos I got.

We ended our weekend with watching 'Northern Exposure' on library DVDs and eating home made popcorn. It was a good weekend.


Tracey ~ Clover said...

I really do wish we lived closer as I think you and I would have a lot of fun. I keep telling myself to just take life one day at a time, but like you I find it hard.
I have never been to a fiber fair,but I am on the look out for one close by. There isn't a lot of call for wool this far south so that may be the reason. I hope your week is a wonderful one and you are able to sleep. If your awake in the middle of the night, just remember there is someone is SC who is probably awake too and thinking of you :).xx

karen said...

What a lovely weekend! I bet your are very rested for this week now :)

Jackie's Stitches said...

It looks and sounds like you had a great weekend! Funny how our bodies get used to healthy eating and how bad it can feel when we eat something like a candy bar.