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!
photo by Aisling, October 15, 2008