Saturday, October 15, 2011

Post Paint Recovery

It pretty much rained all last week.  I haven't had time for any other projects since putting my head inside of a paint can.  Boy, am I glad that's done.   Now I can pay attention to other things.  Like myself.

SM and I went to the Farmers Market this morning hoping to find some eating apples.  I'd already put up about 30 quarts of applesauce last month so I'm done with that.  But I was hoping to score some nice, crisp Pink Lady's to store out in the garage for the next couple of months.  I'm a big believer in An apple a day keeps the doctor away

The market was winding down.  Lots of open vendor space available.  I noticed a new vendor selling ostrich and goat meat.  Interesting combination.  Prices on veggies were a bit higher than I thought but then again, the season is over, so most of what is being offered isn't locally raised.  

Lots of apples though, most priced at 99 cents a pound.  The Pink Lady's were tiny this year.  I was disappointed at the offerings until this nice lady offered me a slice of Honey Crisp (her "favorite apple").  Wow!  Now that is a great sweet/tart apple!  Funny how even apples have good years and bad years (taste wise).  I asked her if she sold by the case.  Yep!  $18 and I got the last case they had.

I asked who I should pay and she pointed out an old man at the front of the table.  I went up to him and said to him "She sold me a case for $18."  His head was down and I couldn't see his face very well under the brim of his hat.  His right arm was tucked into his shirt. (My light bulb went on.  Stroke?)  

He didn't say a word but stuck his left had into his pocket and pulled out a wad of bills.  I kid you not, with the fingers of his left hand alone he took my $20 bill and gave me $2 back wrapping everything up nice and neat!  

We opened the sun roof and rolled the windows down on the drive home.  Brrr.  The leaves are starting to change.  The air is as sweet and crisp as the apple I munched on.  Yum.  I just love Fall. 

We got home and I considered what my chores were for the day.  I decided instead to take the day off.  I am on vacation after all @;)  I took a 2 hour nap this afternoon.  Bliss!

Taking a day off around here still means cleaning the house and doing laundry.  For some reason SM is pestering me for an apple pie but gld  had a nice apple tart on her blog that looked easy enough for a girl on vacation. 

I'm off to the kitchen now.  Enjoy your weekend!


  1. Oh a pie would definitely be tops on our list! Enjoy your find.

  2. I came up with a delicious goat stew recipe recently - Jamaican inspired, spicy and sweet. Let me know if you buy some goat and want to try the recipe.

  3. Sounds like a wonderful way to spend a day! Those naps are so restorative!