Sunday, September 30, 2012

September Was...


Apple picking
Baking a delicious recipe from Audrey
City of Women by David Gillham on audio, will finish this week
Downton Abbey season 3 begins in the UK, but
Exactly 98 more days of waiting in the US
Football Homecoming game
Good times with old friends
Happy Birthday, Mom!
It's getting darker earlier and earlier...
Just loved Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan
Kayaks on sale, could be time to buy
Looking for an apartment in NYC was a daunting task, but
Manhattan will be Daughter #1's new home
Next weekend is the  Big Move
Orange and red leaves... I love fall!
Pumpkin Spice Lattes
Quiet weekends? Maybe next month.
Reread The Old Man and the Sea
Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men for Banned Books Week could be next
The Submission by Amy Waldman is our new book club selection
Unbelievably great events all over the blogosphere, but
Very little time for blogging this month
Windows replaced in the kitchen means
eXtra cleaning - sheetrock dust is everywhere!
Yummy fall soups
Zelda celebrated her 5th birthday

Welcome, October!


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  1. Love it! You are very creative to come up with something for every letter. Glad to know you loved Maine.

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    1. Kaye -Thanks. Maine was the book I've been craving all summer... exactly the right book at the right time.

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  2. Oh I thought about reading Maine, too. After reading Elizabeth Strout's novels set there I wanted to read more. If you recommend it I'll give it a go.

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    1. Vintage Reading - I loved Elizabeth Strout's novels, too! Maine is one my favorite places, and I've missed visiting the last two summers. I also have a weakness for multigenerational family stories, especially those told from multiple viewpoints. Maine (the novel) has it all.

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  3. I'm so glad you liked it! :) It's a keeper for me, too.

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    1. Audrey - I made two more cakes to take to a family dinner today. My mother and two sisters all want the recipe, too!

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  4. September was wonderful and I just know that October has greatness in it for you and your family!! I love these lists!

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    1. Staci - Thanks, it's going to be another exciting month with two trips to NYC already scheduled!

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  5. I love this - what creative things you came up with!

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  6. Well, this surprised me and brought a smile. Cheers to you and yours.

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    1. Thank you, Fay. I had fun writing this post.

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  7. What a lovely way to read about your month.

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    1. Joan Hunter Dunn - Thank you. These ABC reviews are among my favorite posts to write.

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  8. Your ABC list is the inspiration for my own blog posting today. I hope you don't mind. I have credited this as your idea and put a link in so have a look if you like. Hope I can get through the ABC as well as you did!! Also ordered Maine from the library. It looks interesting. It's spring time in Tasmania and great to be reading out doors again...Pam

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    1. Pam - Your goal list is inspiring! Hope you'll revisit that post at the end of the month. Thanks for the link love, and Happy Spring!

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  9. It sounds like September was a busy month! I can't remember what a quiet weekend was like. At this point, I'd go for a quiet hour.

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    1. Bermudaonion - LOL! I can totally sympathize... hope all is going well with the new business.

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  10. Happy birthday, Zelda! Deacon turned five in September. And I'm waiting for a fellow to come and take measurements as I type this - it's new windows throughout come November...ugh.

    At this time of year pumpkin pie becomes a food group in our house, it's going to be a wonderful month! Enjoy.

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    1. Darlene - On, no! The sheetrock dust from just one room was all though the house... maybe you can cover everything with drop cloths? September may mean apples, but October and November are reserved for pumpkin - my favorite, by far. I'm sure Deacon enjoyed a festive birthday celebration. Hopefully he was even cooperative enough to wear the obligatory party hat... Zelda would have none of it!

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  11. October sounds great already! Just got the package... CF sounds so intimate, like he's whispering to you. Thanks so much!!

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    1. Arti - I'm so glad it arrived, and one week to the day! Intimate is the perfect word to describe CF's narration. It really does feel like he is talking to you alone. *sigh*

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  12. My you had a busy September for sure. Hope you can chill a bit in October.

    Happy Birthday Zelda.

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    1. Diane - Think I should be home free by mid-month.

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  13. I have heard J Courtney Sullivan speak twice and at each reading I loved the selections she read from Maine - I definitely need to read it soon.

    Apt hunting in the city is challenging but hopefully you found something great!

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    1. Booksnyc - I'd love to hear her speak! Hope you get a chance to read the book soon. I'm considering her earlier book now. We found a very nice apartment in Chelsea... and bought her a sofa-sleeper so I can visit often!

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  14. I LOVE that it's getting darker earlier!

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    1. Softdrink - I'm actually looking forward to long winter evenings, but my husband finds all the darkness depressing.

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  15. I need to see for myself what Downton Abbey is all about. Sorry to hear that it takes so long for the new season to reach the US :(

    Hope the Big Move of your daughter goes well. Manhattan, woohoo!

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    1. Chinoiseries - You MUST give Downton Abbey a chance. I'm guessing you'll be hooked after the first episode! Three days until the Big Move... she's packing in earnest now ;-)

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  16. Brilliant again!! I just love this. How long does it take for you to put it together??
    My Sadie says happy b-day to Miss Z. Sadie turns 8 on Oct. 7.

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    1. Nan - Thanks! It really doesn't take much time to think of most letters. There are usually a few that I have trouble with, but keep them in the back of my mind as I go through the day.... they come eventually :-)

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  17. This is really neat! My wrap-up is not as creative: http://wordsandpeace.com/2012/10/02/september-2012-wrap-up/

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    1. WordsandPeace - Thank you... not quite as productive as your month though!

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  18. So fun! I loved Maine too! And apples are everywhere here!

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    1. BethF - Wasn't Maine wonderful? I'll have to read her earlier book now.

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  19. Happy 5th Birthday to Zelda!

    I'm sure it's a relief to have found an apt in Manhattan for your daughter. It's amazing what some peoplecharge for a place the size of a closet! Still, living in NYC after college was great fun. I'm sure your daughter will love it.

    I've lsted Maine on my wishlist after your enthusiasti recommendation. I cannot wait to read it.

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    1. Amy - NYC rents were a real shock for us upstaters! My daughter is very excited about the Big Move... wish I did that when I was her age. Hope you love Maine as much as I did.

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  20. I love your wrap-up! It's just starting to feel like fall here.

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    1. Carol - The colors are gorgeous here now, but they won;t last much longer.

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  21. You had a great month! Lots of fun times and good books. I want to read Maine and will see about getting it on audio.

    I used to have a kayak and I used it a few times on one of our local lakes, but then I took up biking and the kayak wound up sitting in the garage. I finally sold it at a garage sale. I love to kayak, but I don't like the hassle of getting it from the house to a lake. Biking is much more convenient.

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    1. Les - The best thing about kayaking is being able to do it in my backyard! My daughter just took up biking this summer and I'm very tempted, but many of the roads are narrow and the traffic scares me.

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    2. In your backyard?! I'm green with envy!!

      I don't bike on the roads, just bike trails, which we're very fortunate to have A LOT of!

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    3. Les - Yes, we're very fortunate to live on a small lake. My header photos are all taken in the backyard. I wish we had more bike trails around here. Riding bikes in Sanibel is the best... love riding through the Ding Darling.

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  22. Zelda is 5?! Yay for Zelda! Jason and I lived in NYC for about 5 months years ago and a friend came and stayed w us while she was looking for an apartment and it was a nightmare. I feel your pain!
    I have MAine but haven't read it yet.

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    1. Stacybuckeye - Hard to believe Zelda is 5 now. She was almost 3 when we rescued her. Think she's a better pet than she was racer ;-)

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