Sunday, October 7, 2012

Apples, Books, and Two Green Pillowcases


Fall has finally arrived where I live bringing with it foggy mornings, cooler temps, brilliant colors, touches of frost, and unintended trips to the apple orchard. Fall also means that I get to, mostly, work from home as I do my travelling for work in the spring and summer.

A recap of my week:

I arrived home Monday, and seeing how the weather had changed, I thought it wise take my Fall bedding to the dry cleaners. I dropped off an all purple bedding set however, when I returned the next day to pick them up two of my purple Egyptian cotton pillowcases mysteriously turned into two HPIM3924 green ones made from imitation silk. Of course I only discover this when I am at home and in the process of making of bed. When I go back to the dry cleaners to inquire about my purple pillowcases they say that was how they arrived at the cleaners. Seriously? Did they really think I decked my bed out in the colors of Mardi Gras? Plus, my tag clearly states that there was four purple pillowcases.

After the great pillowcase debate, I had to hurry home and get ready to attend the wedding of an acquaintance, (you know how it is when a friend of a friend marries, and you get an invite because you travel in the same circles yet you barley know the people getting married). Rather than travelling on my own, I decide to go with a group of friends. My friend took one wrong turn too many and needless to say we ended up getting lost and stopping to ask  for directions, which happened to be the wrong thing to do as the man gave us the wrong directions. By the time we realized where we were the wedding was long over, but we did accidently discover an apple orchard and a bookshop along the way and we were way over dressed for either place.

HPIM3863So, now I have an abundance of apples, two new books, and two green pillowcases the dry cleaners refused to take back

What books did I purchase from the bookshop? 2 Jeanette Baker books, Nell, which I read, reviewed and wasn’t too thrilled about, and Irish Lady, which I am hoping is better than Nell although I am a bit afraid to read it as it is on the same lines as Nell.

What I am doing with the apples? I am making, baking, cooking, experimenting with every apple recipe that I can find! HPIM3917Apple pancakes, anyone?

As for the pillowcases, they are sitting on the bottom shelf of my linen closet annoying me with their presence.

Books I am reading:

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte—I am slowly rereading this book

Dracula by Bram Stoker—another book that I am slowly rereading

Bedeviled Eggs: A Cackleberry Club Mystery by Laura Childs

Books I am eager to start reading:

Dracula, The Un-dead by Dacre Stoker & Ian Holt

The Kingmaker’s Daughter by Philippa Gregory

The White Forest by Adam McOmber

Charlotte Markham and the House of Darkling by Michael Boccacino

Books I am thinking about reading although I am not sure if I will like:

City Girl, Country Vet by Cathy Woodman- After a broke romance London veterinarian Maz Harwood agrees to run a country practice and falls for a rival vet.

The Mermaid Collector by Erika Marks- Cradle Harbor, Main, is a seaside town moored in tragic legend: the 1880’s tale of a lighthouse keeper swept up by the sea into the arms of his mermaid lover, and whose wife paid a terrible price for hi wandering heart. Return to present day where Tess Patterson nurses her own heartache after the town’s golden boy ends their affair. A sculptor, Tess pours herself into creating a carving for the upcoming Mermaid Festival. Tom Grace, the new lighthouse owner, also has personal demons to contend with, but one glimpse of Tess could change everything. As their relationship heats up—careening toward a meltdown—can Tess and Tom turn the lighthouse’s curse into a luminous future—together?

Books that I purchased:

Corinthian by Georgette Heyer

Cousin Kate by Georgette Heyer

Friday’s Child by Georgette Heyer

Books that I finished:

Nell by Jeanette Baker Review HERE

Imperfect Bliss by Susan Fales-Hill –review coming next week

What I am watching:

On the telly:

Once Upon A Time—not too thrilled with how season two opened. I loved Mr. Gold, played by Robert Carlyle, for the simple fact that he is played by Robert Carlyle, as for the rest I felt the show was lacking. I seriously hope it improves.

Two Broke Girls—loved season one, probably skip season two.

Greys Anatomy & Private Practice—Cancelled prescheduled dvr recordings for both shows.

Call The Midwife—I am loving this show.

Upstairs Downstairs—another great find.

What I am listening to:

Keith Harkin’s debut album, ‘Keith Harkin’—I will be giving away two copies tomorrow.


Best Wishes,

angela new


Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I love apples...and any apple recipes.

My favorite part of fall.

Love the green pillowcase story....thanks for sharing.


Laura Fabiani said...

We love going to the orchard to pick apples this time of year but we haven't gone yet! Just looking at your apple pie made my mouth water.