Friday, September 7, 2012


Was kind of a big day for me.  I went to the Farmer's Market in St Helena.  It was FABULOUS!!  Only problem was that it started at 0730 and ended at noon.  I got there about 11:30 which was good as far as finding a parking spot, but not as good to get a full flavor of this great market.  They only operate until the end of October.  I did sign up for their weekly newsletter so I'll know when they start again in the spring.
While I was there, I picked up a few things.
First was about 2 pounds of Concord Grapes.  I LOVE them.  It is a childhood memory of eating these grapes.  We lived in the tri cities in Eastern Washington, Kennewick to be specific.  The mother of a friend of mine worked at the Welch's factory and would bring us home these beauties.  I love them seeds, skins and all.  On the drive home from ST Helena the bag of grapes had sat in the sun, so when I popped them in my mouth they were even more wonderful...
I also bought a nice (and a bit pricey) collection of some balsamic vinegar and infused olive oil.  And a jar of a peppered pomegranate jam, which I enjoyed with a smear of cream cheese and a spoon of jam on a honey wheat Ritz cracker.
After the market Jay and I went to his favorite cafe and had breakfast for lunch.  Then strolled down the street and stopped in at the hardware store and got some new batteries for my Boze remote controls, so now I can listen to music at home!!
I arrived at home with about half an hour to spare before my appointment with my new hairdresser!  She is only about 5 minutes away.  A very quirky little shop.  Jenn will be my new hairdresser for sure!  My hair is a shade lighter, which only seems right for being a California girl!!
So why was this a big day?
Because I recognized that my old pattern of being up late, sleeping late and being in the house all day was coming back.  And I can't do that again!!!  So it was big because I have re pledged myself to a new life!  Tonight I'm heading to bed before 11 so I am up by 8 and heading to Napa for a Quilt Guild meeting that starts at 10.  They have social time before the meeting, so if I get there at 9:30 it should give me enough time to mingle a bit.
I'll stop at the Napa market afterwards, then head home and plant the few things I bought the other day for my little front planting area.  Then the Husky game is on at 4.
It is gorgeous here, the weather is perfect, and I need to keep moving forward.
Photos to come!


Anonymous said...

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JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Sounds like a plan - glad you are getting out and about and enjoying that wonderful CA sunshine. We've been having a lot of sunshine and about 76 every day for a while now - and the coming week should be the same - you know how wonderful Sept can be up here.

I am using a list as a motivator and it is working well, my resting time is done - back to some fall housekeeping.

I am on my eighth try to get the captcha right - if you are moderating the comments, do you really need the captcha - it really discourages me. Just a thought.