Catch Up

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I slowed to a wander on Sunday. It felt good to be so lazy and slow. The weather has been gorgeous. Bright and dry and just generally so pleasant. Our yard has been suffering the drought. It's been months since it's rained, I think. I was watering a bit through the summer and then I got busy and stopped. Andy spent the day moving the hose around from place to place. He did an imitation of a hydrangea before and after watering that was spot on — I wish I had a video. "Before" was this sad, parched, drooping, reaching thing; "after" he was bouncing in place and looked like he was on his way to a birthday party. :-) Pretty cute. I think the yard is a bit happier now, but honestly, I'd be relieved to stop worrying about it. A good rainy day would be most welcome, but all week we're supposed to be mid- to upper-eighties, and clear as a bell.

Before the slow, we packed and shipped orders, cleaned the fridge, got some groceries, did some laundry, watched television. Every night lately we've been falling asleep before 10 p.m. I made the blueberry cake again with marionberries, and a version of this pasta for dinner, but with sage instead of rosemary. I need to get it together, and get back into my cooking routine. I feel like this happens every year at this time! I need to sit down with my cookbooks and get inspired to cook for fall. Maybe actually plan [shivers involuntarily]. I suck at that. I don't mind the cooking; it's the thinking of what to cook every day that hinders. "What should we eat?" "I don't know. What do you want?" "I don't care. What do you want?" "I don't know. Pizza?" And pizza, because unless I'm actually looking at a cookbook or a recipie or a restaurant menu it's the only food I can seem to remember. I have the palate of an eighth-grade boy now. Hrrmmmm.

Making a new little preppy-hippie quilt. It's very yang. Thinking about maybe putting together a little quilt kit this winter. I think that would be really fun.

Puppers worries so when her Andy is down in the front yard without her. . . . What if he should fall down? Or need help with the sprinkler? Or someone should walk by? Or someone and A DOG should walk by? "Could you open this thing please?"

Last year (or maybe the year before?) the dahlias were $2.50/bu. Inflation. Still, a bargain.

83 comments

claire ashworth says: September 20, 2012 at 11:35 AM

hahahaa i just love that anxious face like, "are you SUUUUUURE HE'S GOING TO BE OKAY? because im not so sure he's going to be okay!" haha

beautiful photos, as always

Yes to the quilt kit idea!!!

I'd love one of those quilt kits this winter!!! :)

Jane, Bristol, England says: October 17, 2012 at 07:25 AM

just discovered yuor blog, really enjoying it. re meals, I am afraid i am one of those annoying people who sees what is ready in the garden, plans the week's meals then shops to get the rest needed. No waste, no thought needed in the week. I do have a book where i write out my favourite recipes, so i can find them when needed, and it is fantastic for a bit of inspiration when you cannot decide what to have. The one thing of my material possessions I would save if the house was burning down!

What a change. Beautiful shots...beautiful look back.

I love these pictures. And Amelia is just so beautiful :)

mrs.charlemagne says: February 25, 2013 at 09:56 AM

How big are the squares in your lovely quilt?

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My name is Alicia Paulson
and I love to make things. I live with my husband and daughter in Portland, Oregon, and design sewing, embroidery, knitting, and crochet patterns. See more about me at aliciapaulson.com

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Since August of 2011 I've been using a Canon EOS 60D with an EF 18-200mm kit lens and an EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens.