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Backyard time

Fall afternoon

The boys and I are on our own today. When I asked them what they wanted to do, the answer was “go to Panera.” Really? Really. Sure you don’t want to go to the bagel place (read: Mommy is addicted to their fat free tuna on a very light everything bagel, please get bagels, please, please, pretty please)? Nope. Ok, then. So we went to Panera for lunch. I tried a Sierra Turkey Sandwich (well, half of one, really. I’m saving the other half for supper) which wasn’t as good as the now-defunct Tuscan Chicken Sandwich, but it’ll do.

Fall afternoon

From there we walked to Path Mark, a supermarket I don’t particularly care for, which is redeemed only by the DVD vending machine they have. For $1 you can rent a movie until noon the next day, which I think is a bargain and very handy for those weekends when all of the Netflix are in transit and you’re dying for a little mindless entertainment.

Fall afternoon

After we safely had our movie in-hand, we walked over to Starbucks for a Decaf Tall Pumpkin Spice Latte for me and a couple of big cookies for the boys. (Aidan lost his second tooth while eating his cookie.) This is going to be a very fattening day, I can tell. At least the boys ran around and burned off some energy when we got home. I promptly plopped myself down in a chair with my latte and my laptop. And my camera. But not the good camera – Neil’s got that with him, darnit.

Favorites week of October 8

Lots of pretties on flickr this week, eh? I can see the seasonal “warmth” creeping into my selections at this point. All that’s missing is images of crock pots and comfort food. These colors make me want to curl up next to the fireplace with a quilt on my lap, some choral music on the DVD player, and a good mystery in hand. Not quite chilly enough for that yet. And that’s ok, I can wait. Today’s weather really has been perfect. It’s 60 degrees and sunny right now.

I started a project this morning that I hope to finish sometime today. I’m making lounge pants! I’ve got Eamonn’s done, and the pattern cut out for Aidan’s. I want to make myself a pair, too, and if there is still material left, Neil is getting one. We’ll all be sickeningly cute in our matching Halloween pants, I’m sure, but it’s not like we’ll be leaving the house in them. Well, the guys won’t, but I might. Heh.

How about you? Having a pleasant Saturday?

2 thoughts on “Backyard time

  1. Well, I guess I’m going to have to send you some CDs if you’re resorting to listening to the Mormons instead of your very own cousin’s choir :-).

    We have an unusually beautiful Fall day here in the Northwest, but I do miss Fall in NJ (it’s about the only season I do miss).

    Re: lounge pants – this is what I live in, really. Since starting to work at home, I put on a pair of men’s PJ pants or something similar, a non-wire bra, and a warm shirt, and that’s pretty much my uniform. However, I don’t have Halloween ones – how fun!

    Enjoy your weekend!

    1. I didn’t know your choir had CDs! I wouldn’t refuse if you wanted to send me one 😉 I have to warn you, though, the Mormons and I go waaaay back. I actually enjoy the crackle and pop of the record I recorded those songs from, and the near unintelligibility of the lyrics as much as the songs themselves.

      I have to make an appearance at the bus stop the preschool nearly every day of the week, otherwise, I think I could live in my pajama bottoms, too! Especially at this time of year. I’m all about comfort and being cozy when the weather gets cooler. I may try and make a few pairs that don’t really scream “I sleep in these” and wear them around.

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