Soggy Sunday Thoughts

It's a cold miserable rain out there today. A good day to stay inside and bake the girl some cookies for her class Halloween party, Chocolate-Ginger cookies specifically. Thankfully, that snow storm that hit the US is skirting by us as it moves over New Brunswick and onto Newfoundland. We're quite lucky. You don't have to shovel rain.

Yesterday was a different story. Although it was chilly, it was a perfect day to do all those backyard chores like raking leaves and garden cleanup. I managed to get the last of the vegetables out of the garden. It was a disappointing growing season. Things took forever to grow or didn't grow at all. Plus my turnips were attacked by worms. I did get the last of the carrots out of the ground and harvested my puny Swiss chard. The carrots are lovely and will keep awhile but the chard won't. I made a Swiss chard, bacon, and mushroom quiche for supper. Can't wait to eat that. 

Speaking of food, I'm loving/hating the food photos people are pinning on Pinterest. So many good food ideas! Take a look at the things I've pinned to my food board already. I have so many new recipes I want to try and some I won't but would love it if someone else made it for me. ;) 

In book news, I've listened to two audiobooks this week: In the Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson and Zone One by Colson Whitehead. Both were excellent though very different books. Also great Halloween reads. I'm going through a phase where I'm having a hard time writing reviews. The thing is I am reading lots and enjoying the books but it feels like I've said it all before. Hopefully this is temporary. Let's not dwell too much on that.


Hope your Halloweeners and yourselves have a great day tomorrow if you do the spooky stuff. Wherever you are I wish you a snowsuitless one!


  1. We've had a gorgeous weekend here, thankfully. I'm behind on reviews too and I find the farther behind I get, the harder it is to get motivated.

  2. I am in the same spot and only hold on to the thought "that this too shall pass".


  3. We were just watching the weather channel and they are saying a snowfall warning for your neck of the woods. That's terrible!

  4. Kailana- Maybe in the Highlands but not here. Just lots of wind and rain.

    kathy- I tend to forget details if I wait too long.

    pburt- I hope so!

  5. We actually had summer-like weather today. Disgusting, I know.

  6. Pinterest kills me! Everything I love has gluten in it so fall for me is way different his year. No pumpkin bread, etc. I need to experiment with other flours but I was not much of a baker before and gluten free flour is quite a B$#!@ to work with.

  7. I just wish TX weather would stop fluctuating between the 40s and the 70s. This vacillation thing is hurting my nose.

    Glad you were able to salvage the last of the veggies before they were gotten by the weather!


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