Hello and Good Morning,
Happy September! I intended to write that greeting yesterday, but then work got crazy/busy and suddently the day got away from me. BUT...I also decided to take today as a vacation day to make a four day weekend. Of course, when I was awake in the middle of the night I suddenly remembered a report that I needed to do...I took care of that first thing, so now no more work today, no conference calls, etc. A lovely feeling.
The air this morning is so cool and refreshing. Just about 59 degrees and it actually felt a little chilly when I let Mabel out at 4:30 this morning. Poor thing, she is sneezing constantly! The past 2-3 days have been filled with non-stop sneezing on her part. She is not congested or stuffy, thankfully.
On Wednesday Fletch and I went to a new (to us) thrift store. It had just opened in June. On our way we stopped at the library for me to pick up two books that had come in for me. As luck would have it, the thrift store's special of the day was five books for $1. Of course I found five!!
I have not read any of these! The top four have been on my list for about forever and then Cane River just looked interesting to me. I don't NEED more books to own, but I couldn't pass up the bargain. Once I read these, I will just donate them.
The best find though is a frame I picked up for $11.99. For years (ever since I finished stitching it) I have carried the dimensions of a stitched piece in my little notebook. The piece is A Parrot, A Leopard, A Lion from The Scarlet Letter:
It is the one piece I've stitched that Colin really likes, so I've been on the hunt for a frame and here is what I found:
Sorry for the glare and the dirt (and price tag lower left - lol) - obviously I have not cleaned it yet. But, if I measured correctly, the stitched piece should fit perfectly in the center area of the frame. Fingers crossed.
Wednesday also saw me making the Eggplant Caponata that I mentioned the other day. OMG - so freakin' good I could have stood with a spoon and just eaten all of it out of the pan! Instead I put it in the frig. Yesterday when I was out I bought a baguette and lunch today will be toasted (with EVOO) baguette with Caponata. I might have to be a pig! LOL
Fletch is grilling wings for dinner and I will make potato salad and cole slaw to go with those. Tomorrow I'll meet up with Dee for our Saturday session of knitting/chatting/sipping. Other than that, no plans for the weekend. Whatever you do, I hope you have a wonderful weekend - enjoy!!