Just Life

hello fall.

(photo courtesy of Pottery Barn – we saw this wreath on Saturday and loved it!)
…just saw a segment on Today saying that fall is now the new “new year” – it’s definitely a season of beginnings – new tv, new school, new football. And finally the weather here has cooled off a bit. Our August was one of the hottest ever, so the cooler temps are welcome (like highs only in the 80’s and it seems cool enough right now to run with a t-shirt – wow!) Day three of the 3-day weekend and I don’t have much planned, other than Sky (car needs a wash badly after the rainy trip to Aiken), lunch with Sara, something crafty and laundry.

The first two days were good. Saturday – very successful shopping trip. Sara got cute new tops from Gap and Urban Outfitters (Sara’s is slightly different style/color, but still a “baby-doll cardigan” and very cute). I even bought a top at Urban Outfitters (not quite this one – mine is purple and black – but it’s this style – Sara says it’s way cute with jeans and I agree)! And nice pants from Banana Republic. And shoes from Nordstroms (in brown). Lunch at Garrisons.

But the best part of the day was definitely the game. Sara changed into her GT attire in record time and we all cheered…multiple times…Go Jackets – 33-3!! also enjoyed a quick call from my dad after the game – just checking in to be sure we had as much fun watching as he did (of course we did!)

I got a solid start on the lilith stole. Decided to swatch which was a good idea because my yarn with the recommended needle size (a 9) was way too dense. Seems just right on the 10-1/2 (bottom swatch).

And a close up.

Yesterday was mostly getting ready for dinner. Marc sauteed scallops and I made Ina’s roasted vegetable orzo and mango salsa (from the parties cookbook – both totally yummy) plus the tomato/mozzarella salad and crudites to start. Vicki brought this lovely cake for dessert and we ate while watching Entourage. Last episode of the season. A surprising ending. And we can’t wait for season 5!

Marc was awesome – he even hand-washed all my stangl 🙂

One Comment

  • Lydia

    it all sounds yummy, and the stole is a gorgeous yarn-can’t wait to see it finished. I’ll have to look up the orzo recipe, one of my favorite side dishes.