Today was a lovely, subdued sort of Sunday, mostly facilitated by the cool rainy weather here. I got up at about 7:00 a.m.- a little late for me- and toddled off to the farmer's market. The drive through Theodore Wirth park was lovely with a light fog over the ground and lots of wildlife- two deer, a couple hundred geese, and a woodchuck. Nice.
The farmer's market was great again. The rain and cool temps kept away a lot of people and baby carriages but only a few vendors. The market completed its transition to autumn with great mounds of gourds, squash and pumpkins. I picked up a few squash- a kuri (bright orange in the butternut family), a splotchy white-orange-green acorn and some other round green squash in the butternut family. I also picked up some buckwheat honey to drizzle on the squash with some melted butter during the last 10 minutes of cooking. Yum.
I also grabbed some tomatoes and fresh cilantro. Immediately after, I grabbed a latte and a pumpkin bar(cake) with cream cheese frosting. When I brought the bar to my mouth I got the scent of the pumpkin and some cilantro scent from my fingers. It was heavenly.
After the market, I came home and did a little cleaning. Then I was off to the Massage Retreat for a 90-minute hot stone massage and a 60-minute facial. Aaaaaaahhhhhh. Let me say that again. Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhh. Even better because the 90-minute hot stone thingy was a freebie when I signed up and the facial was included in my monthly membership. Relaxing and cheap. Could it get better?
After that, I bought some socks, watched the Vikings lose and folded some laundry. Now I'm about to heat up a piece of peach pie, smother it in whipped cream and see what Curt is up to. All in all not a bad day.