Monday, September 21, 2020


 Good Morning!

A chilly 37 degrees this morning.  What a beautiful weekend we had.  How was yours?  Those of you who read Dee's Blog know that we met up on Saturday for a walk along the canal path.  There were a few turtles out and we saw blue herons!

We walked the path/trail and then had lunch at Fitzwater Station which is situated right by the canal.  We were able to get a table on the deck overlooking the water.  There were plenty of folks canoeing and kayaking and plenty of ducks too.  After lunch we headed to a local coffee shop for some knitting/sipping/chatting.  A lovely time.  Thank you Dee!

The cooler weather and so many birds migrating prompted Fletch to pull our feeders out from the shed (we don't feed the birds in the summer).  Lo and behold someone - Mr. Mouse - had built a cozy nest in the feeder we use for sunflower seeds.

Luckily no one was home when Fletch pulled the feeder from the shed!

The cooler temps also had me putting out a few Fall things:

A vase with goldenrod and winter berry and my squirrel candle holder.  I bought squirrely years ago at Restoration Hardware and I love him.

I also felt like a Fall dinner, so I made some Butternut Squash Peanut Curry (recipe link) - delicious and so easy to make (in about an hour).

Saturday night Fletch and I watched Little Women and I confess I dozed through some of it...but enjoyed what I saw.  All in all, a lovely weekend.  A very little bit of knitting was accomplished.

I started the heel flap when Dee and I were at the coffee shop...and I knit a few more rows on it, but didn't quite finish.  Maybe today.  It's not a race.

Meanwhile, the workday is here.  I have a conference call at 10 and have some things I need to prepare for that.  Here's to a good week!


  1. I love squirrelly too :) How nice that you got together with Dee! My daughter and son in law visited for the afternoon and it was glorious! I am still recovering from all the hostessing, ha ha ha

  2. I love butternut squash. I have three little ones awaiting their fate right now.

    My heat is on, too. I awoke to a house at 61 degrees. Too chilly for me. I can sleep in that, but not function in it.

    Such nice work on the sock. It's a lovely pattern.

  3. I can hardly believe that I turned off the AC only a week ago, and now John is asking to turn on the heat (but not yet)! It is supposed to warm up through the week, but I'm loving it and have chili in the crockpot. It sounds like a lovely weekend and your sock is lovely, too!

  4. Nice to have different looks in the house for Fall! The walk looks like a great way to spend time with a friend!

  5. We pulled a nest out of the engine of my Mini Cooper. The little bugger had eaten all the heat proofing. My outdoor kitties must be off their game. Maybe I am feeding them too much.

  6. Squash is one of my favorite Fall comfort foods. I need to put it on my grocery list. My Fall decorations are limited, but they are in place - leaf wreath, leaf outdoor quilt block, pumpkin candle glowing and infusing the air.

  7. Hello, Vera,

    Your lunch with Dee at the restaurant overlooking the canal sounds great. I always love seeing the Herons. These cold temperatures seem early to me, 30's in September. I am not ready for winter. The fall dinner sounds yummy. I wish my hubby loved veggies as much as I do. Take care, enjoy your day! Wishing you a happy week!

  8. Yes! This weather has me thinking about pulling out "fall decorations" NOW! I love that squirrel candle holder! He is gorgeous! :)

  9. I love the nature you brought inside. I usually don't "do Fall" until October, but temperatures this week are tempting me!

  10. I had a great time too.

    Squirrelly is an adorable candle holder. It not only is beginning to LOOK like fall, it FEELS like it.

  11. Sock is looking great!
    Love your squirrely candle holder!

  12. Sounds like an ace weekend for you, Vera. Friendship, exercise, knitting and good food. Can't beat that. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  13. I'm so glad you had a good weekend. Of course I'm jealous of the time you got to spend with Dee. I miss my Portland, OR visits to see Teresa Kasner and Gracie Saylor. Hopefully sometime soon we'll be allowed to see each other again.

  14. Squirrelly is adorable! Your curry sounds delicious -- if only my family were more adventurous eaters!

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