Wow — where did September go?
This is the last month for the local farm market. I went early Saturday morning and stocked up for the week. I bought lots of grape tomatoes and roasted two batches and stored them in freezer bags for the coming winter. I also bought green beans, sweet potatoes, zucchini, butternut squash, eggplant, and acorn squash. I am going to make a ratatouille, some zucchini walnut muffins, and I found a recipe in a Martha Stewart cookbook for chicken breasts with roasted vegetables which will use the acorn squash.
I am currently reading Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and find it very interesting. I try to eat locally as much as possible and within my budget. And I don’t buy fresh tasteless tomatoes in December and January.
I spent part of the weekend working on putting together soldier boxes — one for my daughter and her husband, and two other boxes for the guys I have been sponsoring through Adopt a Platoon. My daughter telephoned me last week and requested some items — it was good to hear her voice.
This past weekend was the 100th birthday of my church. Saturday evening I attended a banquet and the program was very good. The team that worked on the event put together a video with the history of the church from its start in 1907 to the present day. It was very well done. I talked to quite a few people who I don’t see every week. I had a great time.
My praise team played two services this week. Then I went home and ate lunch and changed and went back for practice with the band. We are getting ready for the women’s retreat. The music is coming together and we have chosen all our songs. Now we need to put together a set list. Patti and I are going out to look at the platform space at the hotel so we can work out our set up.
I read today’s Knitting Daily post and I want to make this for me!
I have just the yarn I need to make it, too. I love vests — I have always been a vest and cardigan person. My knitting lately has been fractured — working on one thing for a bit and then starting one or two new projects. I need to get myself organized and prioritized — I hope to get that task accomplished over the weekend. I need to reorganize some of my yarn and create a list. There are several baby items I need to get started on. I am nearly finished with the grape and lavender Child’s Front Placket Sweater I am working on. I started the placket yesterday and hope to have it finished by the end of this week.