...to mourn the passing of summer? I don't love the heat but I MISS THE FRESH FOOD! My goodness, I'm in veggie and fruit withdrawal.
OK, I guess we can move on now. We're supposed to get snow this week and although Fall has been wonderful, I'm ready for winter!
This picture: I thought my boys were just playing in the leaves until I heard a rustle and out popped our little neighbor friend. She's such a good sport. At her age, I NEVER would have trusted two little boys with shovels!
One project I wanted to get finished before winter set in. This is our Free Little Library. If you're not familiar with that international movement, you can read about it here. We saw one near the Children's Museum in Walla Walla and as neat as it is to think of a neighborhood library where you can swap favorite books with your neighbors, I had an ulterior motive.
My friend Nick Bruel writes the Bad Kitty books. I was afraid to tag him in my facebook picture, since I am no Nick Bruel. But he graciously said that Bad Kitty was properly scared by those fish, and didn't mention my awkward rendition of our favorite naughty cat.
We have boxes of spare books. More books than we can sell at yard sales or give away to friends. Also, my library RECYCLES boxes of children's books that are slightly damaged. I got them on board and now I have a fairly unending supply... and I've needed it. From the first day, the box is almost emptied every afternoon.
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief first. That was the highlight of my month, right there.
One more little book related pic. My dad brought me this one day, as writing sustenance. Made me laugh.
And I did cook some very tasty dishes this week but I think I'll save them for next Friday, But here's a preview.
Quick and easy pan fried garlic annetto shrimp with yaki soba noodles.
A sauteed shitaki mushroom and beef with lime and parsley dish that which was way better than I expected.
I know this looks similar to the first dish, but it's really not. I promise. Quick and easy peanut chicken stir fry. (This was over chow mein noodles because my husband needs carbs. He works too hard to survive on veggies and a few ounces of protein. I, on the other hand, survive on Jelly Belly jellybeans.)
So, those dishes are coming in the next few weeks and somewhere in there will be THANKSGIVING! I'm ready!
Until then, I'll be watching the sky for the snow that we're supposed to get soon. Happy winter!