November 15, 2018

Eighth Grade, Q1






Just a few scenes from our mid-fall shenanigans.  Both of the pumpkins were hand-drawn designs from their respective carvers (not me).  My pumpkins always end up with some goofy face that looks like the art of a four-year-old.

So...in lieu of that, I leave the carving to the masters, and use the time to clean, prep, and roast the pumpkin seeds.  That's really the best part of this whole circus anyway.

We never made it out to the apple orchard this year, but we did manage to make some homemade sauce with locally-grown apples from the market.  I've heard a rumor that you can freeze this stuff so you can have actual real fruit in winter instead of the mushy, tasteless citrus that passes for produce around here in January.  Maybe next year?

...and a breadmachine recipe test for Traditional White Bread.  I didn't actually do the tasting because of my Elimination Diet, but the fam approved.  They demolished the loaf in less than 48 hours.

This week I've spent a good part of my days on the phone with contractors discussing job scope, getting quotes, scheduling work for both the old and new houses.  The cold and snow came early this year, and now everyone is scrambling to finish before the onslaught of winter.  My next post will be full of snow photos.


Tomorrow I have set aside two *entire* hours to sit down with a book, my commonplace, and a cup of tea, as I impatiently wait for my child's first report card to roll in.  She has done well so far, and I'm excited to celebrate with her.  :)

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