There’s already been some brisk evenings, so I’m crocheting a shawl for myself. Good gravy, I feel like a little old lady.
I found the pattern at Leelee Knits. She has a beautiful blog where she features fabulous patterns for both crochet and knit products for free, but be sure to buy some every now and then to support her and the blog.
How are you preparing for winter (or summer, depending on your hemisphere)?
Our Concord grape bore a ton of fruits this year. The kids harvested about 10 pounds and I made jelly. Behold the jewel-toned goodness!
We thought we would have a second, equally big harvest in another week but something (curse you evil creatures…you know who are you are RACCOONS) came in the night and ate EVERY LAST GRAPE off the plant…even the unripe ones. What the heck?! The only upside to this brazen theft is that I don’t have to slave for another 8 hours on a second batch.
I told some friends on Instagram and Twitter that I’d share the recipe for Bavarian Apple Torte in my blog this week. As it turned out, I already did so last year! I swear my memory is worthless. I’d made this again for hubby’s birthday this week. We love this dessert.
In other news, I bet you were just wondering how my burn was doing! Fair to middling, as hubby likes to say. On the one hand, I’m not in much pain. On the other hand, it’s not looking much better. (hey, I think I made a joke there) The photo on the left was taken on August 12, and the one on the right was taken a few days ago, September 8th. I swear it looks better last month.
Do you have a favorite apple recipe you’d like to share with me? @ me on my Twitter account!
I’m humbled to be in the company of winning authors far more famous, such as George Takei, Jen Wang, Gordon Chang, and Devi Laskar. We all invite you to join us. The pre-recorded acceptance speeches are from 3pm EDT to 3:45pm EDT. Then we will be live to answer questions at 3:45 to 4:45.
Monday was a mouse turd pepper (official name…hah) kind of day: dealing with a volatile and self-absorbed person is about as pleasant as finding mouse turd in your food…whether a real turd or these killer spicy ones that hubby is growing. Why is it that so many charismatic people turn out to be psychos?
I shouldn’t knock the peppers though; hubby says they’re really pretty good. I can’t eat anything spicier than jalapeños because I get indigestion.
But by Wednesday, things were more like the dill seeds, full of hope! I got some possibly good news which I’m looking forward to learning more about, and hey! My arm is so much better.
And if anyone is wondering, the dill seed is for making pickles.
I hope your week is more dill seed than mouse turd!