Saturday, October 25, 2008

A day in the life

I don't know why it is but the day I can sleep in like normal people, just to sleep in to say 7 am, I can't. 0518, wide awake. I forced myself back to sleep and finally got up when it was at least not pitch black.
On to the mundane ... every fall, the very first thing that I put out to celebrate is one of my very favorite gifts. It's a Belleek pumpkin, a gift from our good friend, Abi. October 1, when I feel like we can sort of start celebrating fall, even when it's still warm, the pumpkin takes front and center. It's so beautiful that I don't really put it away, it sits in my china cabinet year round.

Along with the myriad of errands to run, we treated ourselves to a trip to our favorite store, Art of the Table. Amy helped us pick out some wonderful wines for dinner. Tonight Paul is cooking for Deb and me and making a brand new recipe, Tuscan Pork Roast. We went with white wine - two Italian whites -and I think they will be the perfect choice. Doesn't that sound delicious? We promised Amy a full report on the wine. We also got to see Andrea, who always helps us pick out cool things - she helped us pick out perfect wine glasses, and it's crazy, but great wine tastes even better in good glasses. :)

I have been dutifully recording rain captured in the precipitation gauge. I promise pictures as soon as it stops raining around here. ;) Monday should be interesting as we are expecting a 'wintery mix' - rain, sleet and snow. Woo hoo!! Just as long as it is nice for Halloween.

Handsome is enjoying his days - split between his love Catie and a day a week at Whiskers. One day a week with his companions is great socialization and tires his little puppy butt out. He can't go a couple of days without Catie. He misses her when she is gone. :) He is such a wonderful companion, with a rambunctious and silly spirit and just plain fun to have around. He enjoys his quiet time on the sofa. It must be a 'dog thing.' He lounges exactly like Ms. Allie.

Have a wonderful weekend. Stay dry!


Lisa said...

I love, love, love the Belleek pumpkin. Is it a soup tureen? Just gorgeous.

Can't wait to hear more on the precip gauge. If I had one, it would be empty. And dusty.

Love that Samson. He looks so soft.


Big Johnny said...

Wintry mix....ugh !!!

I'll talk to you in February....

Sincerely Abi said...

I'm so glad that you are enjoying the Belleek pumpkin, and the pictures of leaves in your Sunday blog post are beautiful!