It was another wet, gloomy, damp cold day here in Northwest Indiana. I didn't mind it too much, but it's getting a 'bit' old. I started the day, the usual way. Bacon and coffee. Food of the Gods. Elixer of life. Nectar....well, you get the idea.
I've been cleaning and organizing my head off. The first week I 'had more free time' (translated....FIRED) I slept about 12 hours a day. I didn't realize I was so exhausted. The second week, I just really craved solitude for some reason. This is my third week. I'm ready to tear the house apart and start scrubbing things with toothbrushes.
Here's the corner of my office. It's always been such a place to dump things. I would always cringe if someone walked in here. I finally got it organized and cleaned up. Doesn't it look pretty? Don't you love things in jars?
I liked the way the light was hitting things this morning. Thought it was so pretty. The window in here is an eastern exposure, so the sunrise always blinds me when I'm on the computer.
My sister-in-law and niece stopped over unexpectedly for a visit yesterday. I loved it! I had just finished making a big pot of Pioneer Woman's Cauliflower Soup and baking bread. Perfect timing. The soup was wonderful by the way. You really should try it.
We decided to venture out to County Line Orchards in Hobart. I have to tell you, I won't go back there. It's just too commercialized. I didn't even take photos. $85 for a bushel of Honeycrisp apples. $60 for a bushel of 'all other apples'. I don't know...have I been living under a rock? When did the prices get that high? $1.69 a lb you pick! It was so crowded, so commercial. Ack. I didn't like it one bit. When we were camping a few weeks ago, we happened upon the sweetest little orchard, with the sweetest little man. There was a sign hanging in the shed that said 'Please don't let him keep you talking past 6pm. Tell him it's time to come home for supper'. His wife had written it. I couldn't stand it. I wanted to take them both home with me.
We did drive to the lake. Lake Michigan. It's so beautiful at this time of year.
This is my sister-in-law and her daughter. We got home well past dark. I made smoked turkey and apple panini's with gouda cheese. Had some more soup. Oh what a nice day.
I'm off to the Kane County Flea Market in St. Charles, Illinois this morning. Gotta run for now.....
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