I had a strict budget and it was tough, I tell you, TOUGH! It finally came down to a delightful repurposed sweater cat and an amazing print of a porcupine. I decided on the former - way cheaper - but am still thinking about the latter. I did pick up the printmaker's card and may revisit her website and order it. Such talent.
Here's some (very few) shots of our trip:
|After the forecast of rain all day, it turned|
out to be lovely.
|Wonderful weather vanes|
|If I had the money, I would have spent a bundle|
on this guy's beautiful clay stools.
|OMG, I wanted one of these SO badly!|
It's been added to my bucket list.
We had left extra time for our return trip, having spotted a couple of interesting spots on the way there. However, we were yakking away and missed a turn and ended up having to go a different route home. I think that calls for a return trip...
Getting home earlier than usual allowed me to tackle some of the mounting pile of produce in the fridge. I put together a sort of ratatouille that strained the borders of my largest cutting board.
|This needed the BIG pan!|
Saturday night was spent with my two favorite guys - the Lithuanian Lawn Guy (aka The Neighbor) and my friend, Denis. The menu was veal osso bucco, rosemary roasted potatoes and carrots and a French cheese, the name of which escapes me. Which is a very good thing, as I was tempted to just eat it with a spoon until I keeled over and I daren't keep it in the house. D's house is up at the end of a hollow, surrounded by mountains and forests and was built in the 1700's. It's so beautiful up there!
|The LLG and Denis|
|Aiiiii. The squeezability factor is high.|