A peaceful fall day, a high of eighty expected with rain moving in this evening. The leaves are changing, last week it was barely noticeable, this week the colors are really coming out, lots of yellows and golds and so lovely to look at. The summer insects are having their last hurrah, doubtless we will have a hard frost in the next few weeks and gone will be the chirp of crickets and the summer chorus.
Later today the grandsons will be over, the house will then be full of life and energy, and funny conversation. The other evening they were here late so we watched Old Yeller, what a wonderful movie, I enjoy it each time I watch it and the boys enjoyed it too.
This evening Ben will be home, he is driving up from Muncie and will stay for dinner, I haven't seen him since he went back to university in August, so am looking forward to a big hug and some catching up. Ben has requested that we have pancakes for dinner for some reason, so I ran out this morning to get some good bacon to go along with them. We like to do breakfast for dinner once a week, usually we do breakfast casserole made with sausage.
Today is my daughter-in-law Traci's birthday, she is now a quarter of a century old :)
Another bread baking day, I am making oatmeal bread today, I made some on Saturday but it is all gone now, when the little boys are over we go through a lot of bread as they love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. As the boys ate lunch the other day I was amused that they were eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches made with homemade bread and homemade grape jelly, followed by homemade apple sauce made with apples from our trees.
My sister stopped by last Saturday, she came to get more kale and apples for juicing, we had a good visit and my niece Caitie came along too which was nice. When Marika and Caitie left they had a large bag of kale, a bag of apples, a jar of homemade apple butter, a dozen brown eggs from our chickens, and a homemade crochet topped kitchen towel to hang in the kitchen, we laughed at all of the homemade goodies they were taking with them, and it was very satisfying to be able to share our bounty.
I purchased some material the other day to make a new blouse, I hope to cut it out a little later today, it will not take too long to make as I will be using a pattern I have used many times over. As far as knitting I am making my self a raglan cardigan in a nice brown with flecks of rust and gold, I have the back finished and am now working on the left front, so far so good. I am also crocheting the hanging kitchen towels and magic hot pads, they are quick projects and nice to turn to when I get tired of knitting.