Thursday, September 13, 2012

What's new?

Or should I say just new to me, but really kinda old. I have been looking for an old sled. I can't wait to put some greens and an old pair of skates on it for the holidays. Now about the old door. The man who helped me get it in the car said, lady I can make you a much better, brand new one if you like...I guess he didn't understand that I loved it because it was old. When I tried to explain he just kind of looked at me funny.

This is the other new addition to our home. This is Tala, my grandpuppy. She is 10 months old and staying here with her Mom until they can get on their feet again. Oh my, what a huge change this is for us.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Fall is in the air

The sunflowers are smiling as the season comes to an end. The tomatoes are ripe and the plants are going by. I have started to get out my harvest decorations. I just seem to be moving so slowly this year. I thought the nip in the air this morning would get me in the mood, but it didn't. I am not quite sure what is going on with me these days....but I don't like it.

I will be back with some more fall decorations if the mood hits, if not, oh well, maybe Christmas?

Monday, September 3, 2012

Happy Labor Day weekend.

So what did you all do this weekend? We had a quiet weekend here for the most part. The last two weeks have been really crazy. Our youngest child has moved back home for a while and along with her came her 10 month old Husky pup. The pup is a beauty for sure, but there has not been a dog in our home for 20 years. I am so NOT prepared for this. My poor 8 and 9 year old cats have been terrorized to say the least. Well our daughter and her dog went to visit with a friend for the weekend and so the kitties were happy and content and we relaxed a bit. It is hard for all of us to adjust to living together again after so many years.

Well on Saturday night we went to a quaint little restaurant in Fairhaven called Elizabeths. We had a meal to die for and some great martinis too. I had scallops on a bed of greens that were so fresh and just so wonderful. Topped with shoestring sweet potato fries. Sorry no pictures. Hubby had salmon on flavorful rice with cucumber salsa on top. More fresh greens here too. It was the perfect night for a ride. We went in our Austin Healy. Top down, warm breezes, perfect!

Then on Sunday a morning of yard and pool work and then it looked like rain so we went up to Holliston MA to Jackie's Primitives. It did indeed rain. Poured and by the time we get there it is almost closing time, only 1/2 hour....but Jackie being the wonderful person she is stayed a bit late.

Now I got some nice stoneware, a yellow ware bowl, a brown jug and best of all an old wheelbarrow. I have been looking for a while and this was the one, I fell in love.

 By the time we got home it was too late to go get what I had in mind to fill the wheelbarrow so instead we made homemade pizza and cooked it on the grill.

Ok, so no cooked pictures, I am slipping, it was so good and we were hungry I just forgot to take pictures.

Now it is Monday and we get up and do a bit more yard work and then I say to hubby, let's go for a ride and pick up a couple mums for the wheelbarrow. Sooooooo.......
 Now you are limited as to what you can put in this car, so I only got what I really needed.
 Home again. You can see we did not even put the rakes away. One of my kitties looking to see what we have and make sure the Dog wasn't here.
So here she sits filled and in the front yard. I just love her. I can't wait until those mums open up and it has some more pumpkins around it. I need to remember it is only Sept. 3rd.

So we needed a bit of Fall at The Country Nest and the best is still yet to be :)