How are you? I'm doing well. It is mild this morning, but humid. We had a bit of rain overnight and I believe more is expected today. The garden will be happy.
Another week has started. Mine started off annoyingly with an email at 5:30 this a.m. from one of my bosses asking me to call him as soon as I got his email. (I have not yet called him.) Turns out his flight this a.m. was cancelled and all flights to PHL on Delta were cancelled. Oh well...he booked himself to fly into Baltimore instead. Just hoping this is not a portent of how the week is going to go....
I hope your weekend was a good one. Mine was great! Plenty of time for knitting and stitching and reading. Saturday morning started off with a meet up with Dee for coffee, stitching and a whole lot of chatting. It was great. When we split up, Dee headed off to meet up with Steve - they had plans for the afternoon. I decided to check out the Home Goods nearby. I love Home Goods and I had not been in one in quite some time. This particular one was a bit too crowded for my taste, so I did not stay long, but they are ready for Fall:
Lots and lots of Halloween decor and let me tell you, folks were buying!
Because of wandering around Home Goods (also Marshalls - no luck) and then heading to a grocery store for a couple of items I got home a little later than usual. I spent the balance of the afternoon prepping for dinner and then Fletch and I sat on the patio to watch the birds and sip our beverages. We had a goldfinch appear!
A little blurry zooming with my phone, but do you see him on the green fence post? Just a brilliant shade of yellow.
Sunday was filled with a lot of cooking which you all know I love! I made biscuits and sausage gravy to go with fried eggs for breakfast. Once that was done I started prepping some things for home made pizza. I roasted some eggplant, a pint of cherry tomatoes and sauteed a bunch of mushrooms. Yum!
Then I decided to make a peach crostata because our peaches were very (very!) ripe.
It certainly looks rustic, no? I used this recipe and although tasty, the pasty was a real bee-otch to work with. Next time I will use my own pastry recipe. Holy moly the peaches are so good this year!
Sunday afternoon we went back to Colin & Mailing's house. I checked the mail (mostly trash) and watered the house plants (no picture, but the yellow orchid is still in full bloom!). Fletch did a bunch of weed wacking and trimming of plants overgrowing the sidewalk and other areas. When we got home we indulged in a piece of the peach crostata and then sat on the patio.
Our wren family has been busy! The parents feed the youngsters non-stop and I think they are getting ready to fledge. If you look closely at the video, you will see a baby poking it's head out of the house...then a parent comes in, the baby opens his/her mouth wide, and the parent puts a worm or something in the open mouth. They are noisy creatures!!
And that's it for me! I hope your Monday is a good one filled with whatever you love to do.