Monday Musings

Not much going on here. The weather is still nice but cooler than last week and we’re in for some rain starting Friday. I just hope it comes and goes quickly.  I spent the weekend tidying things up and we had lots of laundry to catch up on.

Yesterday I cooked the very last of the spaghetti squash my daughter planted last year. I think we harvested them in October. They were amazingly good. I found a recipe from Minimalist baker  It was excellent.

Tonight my son is going to grill some burgers up. It’ll be nice not to cook although I’ll make a salad. We went to the farmers market on Saturday and I picked up some beautiful lettuce. I’ve been rereading the Minimalist cooking by Meg Wolfe. It’s a short little ebook but really well done and has good ideas on simplifying not only cooking but menu planning and decluttering the kitchen. I’d recommend it.

I went to town to go do a small workout at the gym and then the bank and pharmacy. It was a short errand list. Tomorrow is my regular gym day and then I might pop into the thrift store.  We went into the Capitola Goodwill and I found a few treasures. A Chantal teapot, 4 Corelle lunch dishes, and 6 Dansk coffee cups.  I was excited to find these.

In decluttering I sold our oak pedestal table that’s been out in the barn. I’m hoping it’s picked up tonight. The wife said her husband would come by after work with his truck. It’s bittersweet since we bought that table in 1987 when we had just finished building our ‘farmhouse’.  But we used it for homeschool in the studio and then it’s been just parked in the barn( the black hole).  So that’s the last thing I have to sell for a while and it will open up a lot of room. If it stays nice for the next number of days I’m going to purge more magazines. Plus I have one bin of school stuff that’s my adult children’s and I’d like to whittle that down. So if it’s warmer Wednesday I’ll go do that. I did put out the few Easter decorations I have mostly because it is bunnies and cute chicks and an egg tree. We use to do the Waldorf egg tree with a manzanita branch and real blown colored eggs. Those days are over. The one I have has wool and wooden eggs.

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