Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Skirting Sandy

Nothing like a hurricane to foster progress on that skirt pattern you have laying around.  It's been cut out and the bulk of it is sewn together.  I'm lacking a zipper (I think.... gotta go rooting around in my supplies to make sure I don't have a 7 inch brown one laying around) so it won't be finished today but it's pretty darn awesome. 

As for Sandy herself, I didn't have any problems. I never lost power (a small miracle since so many around me did) and the trees in the neighborhood seemed to weather the storm fairly well.  Some of them even kept their leaves!  My car looked fine although I only looked at it from afar.  And since I had power, I also managed to bake up a batch of double chocolate sea salt cookies.  Because sometimes a girl needs a cookie to get her through the storm. 
And, apparently, a girl also needs a pot of chili.  Every time we have extreme weather (though typically snow), I make a pot of chili.  It's simmering right now..... I'm looking forward to dinner tonight! 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Weekend Escape to Lancaster

I missed the Big Questions post yesterday as I was out of town this weekend with the manfriend and had to work late last night.  I plan to still post this week; it's just a bit delayed!

As for the trip with the manfriend, it was delightful.  We went out to Lancaster County, PA and visited the PA Renaissance Faire, some antique stores, a street festival and a brewery.  We stayed at a great little B&B named Furnace Hills. We ate good food. And bad for us food (funnel cake for dinner anyone?).  We drank some beer at Stoudt's.  We smiled a lot and celebrated two trips around the sun as a team.  Most of the antiquing yielded Christmas gifts so there will be a couple of posts about things purchased but not too much.  It was a great little getaway.

How was your weekend?