Sunday, September 30, 2007

A Lovely Sunday

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.


Mnmom said...

I got up late. Lazed on the couch watching Silence of the Lambs with the 13-year-olds and their overnight friend. (Husband and 8-yr-old were on a trip). Then we went out for lunch downtown. Did some laundry, cleaned the broom closet, and lounged on the couch watching "The War" and PBS. Much of that time included snoozing. All in all a nice relaxing day here too.

kirelimel said...

We went to some friends home in Apple Valley to watch the Vikes and the Packers. Ate WAAAAAAYYYYY too much and had much fun.