Saturday, October 18, 2008

A little note


Like this tiny rosebud blooming in mid October, I do not know "whether I am coming or going." The days are so busy with school and work, and the evenings with home-tending, cooking and homework. Many of you may have noticed that I am finding very little time to blog or to read blogs. I have several new blogs that I would like to add to my blogroll, and a couple that have closed down that I would like to remove, but I have being having technical difficulties with editing my blogroll lately. Anyone else having problems there?

I will be strolling tomorrow, weather permitting. We are said to be experiencing peak color this weekend, so I don't want to miss my time in the garden. Please keep your eye out for my invitation tomorrow in the morning, and join me if you are able.

"In my spare time" I have been stocking the pantry at the annual canned good sale at my local grocers. I have kept to the basics, the things we know we actually use. I love the way the pantry, whose simple shelves I whitewashed a few years ago, looks stacked with cans of food, home canned food in jars, and boxes of pasta or plain crackers. I always try to stock up when things go on sale, but with the economy as it is right now, I felt compelled to do a little bit extra. When will I see canned beans at 2 cans for 77 cents again?

I am off to do an hour or two of homework and then take my sons to a birthday party. During the party, Haiku and I will be shopping for supplies for a school project (mine) and just enjoying the shades and textures of autumn. Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, I hope you enjoy the beauty of the day!

~ Aisling

photo by Aisling, October 15, 2008
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6 comments:

Joyce said...

Aisling, your Sunday Stroll mini-blog carnival has been so much fun! We can all relate to being swamped with family and and work, but that has remained a very nice way to connect a little group of people every week. Thanks so much for all you do with it.

Aisling said...

Joyce, Thank you for those kind words. I needed that today! :)

One Woman's Journey said...

You may be sure - that you come to mind often. I have been there and done that. Take care.
I know you will write but not as often.

linda said...

good morning(for me) dear aisling~I have many memories of the times you now experience. Treasure them, as I am sure you do...

I came over to see who was strolling even tho I did not today and read about your pantry. I have a pantry I putter in and stack tall as well and wondered if you would post pictures of it and I can of mine? Wouldn't it be fun to see what others do to "tuck in" for winter? a sunday stroll through the pantries of gardeners(or not)? it would be fun to have a glimpse into lives I am getting acquainted with but that may just be me.......love you :)

Aisling said...

Linda, I'll try to find some time during the week to snap a few photos in the pantry. Now you have me wishing I would have scrubbed the shelves until they sparkled before stacking them full, but it is just too busy a year for that!

Thank you for visiting, and for the friendship!

love and hugs,
Aisling

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