This was the first year in many that I didn't plant a vegetable garden (well, I did get two rows of carrots and lettuce in, but then let the weeds take over, so I guess that doesn't count either). It was all a very good exercise in letting go. But I miss walking in the backyard to gather the ingredients for the evenings dinner. Thankfully though, just about this time of year, we can walk into the backyard to gather the ingredients for the evenings dessert. Ah. Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, and now the grapes. I feel so lucky to have them so close at hand. Yum.
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Someone once found this blog by Googling "Maine Goddess Sewing". I kid you not (I come in #5). And while I think that one is miles from the truth (wouldn't a goddess at least know how to sew a zipper in straight? Hmn.), I do rather like the Goddess of Thrifting that some of you bestowed yesterday in your comments. Hee! I've had a bit of a rough week (all's fine, just, you know, life sometimes), so the laughs were very welcome. Thank you. There were actually no prices on anything in the store, so I had no idea what I was in for when I got to the counter (it was a pleasant surprise). And for you skeptics out there, here's the thrifty breakdown:
Shirts $1 ea
Fabric 10cents a piece
mugs: 2 for 25cents
books: 2 free per child (Adelaide came in with me!)
tin: from the 'free' basket
Sweet, huh? Only 11 more months till I can go back. I wonder how many times I'll dream about it before then. It's a sickness.