Garage Saling Upstate
Whee! It’s picture time!
This past weekend (all four days!) the boy and I headed upstate for his parents. I got to use my Joy of Cooking pancake recipe on Saturday morning to make breakfast, then we went garage saling as a family. See gallery below for the highlights.
Sunday we went canoeing in the clearest little river I’ve ever seen and out onto a cold, windy lake! The little river was winding and shallow and surrounded by large tufts of grass and pickerelweed, which was blooming with pretty purple flowers. It was a little like that famous scene from “The African Queen!” If it weren’t for the occasional tree or mountain in the backdrop, I would’ve thought we were in Africa!
Monday we went canoeing again, this time on the Mohawk River, which slid into the canal. The Mohawk upstream the canal is much prettier, I promise you, but it was all quite nice. Monday night we went fishing with his parents (well, they fished, he steered the boat, and I knitted). This was also when I discovered that I had sunburned my scalp. It was the one place I hadn’t put sunscreen on while canoeing (for about 3 hours, I might add) and we’d forgotten our hats downstate. *sigh* It’s getting better.
Tuesday was veg day. We kinda just hung out and finished laundry and packing up to head home. We hit an Amish vegetable stand for some yellow summer squash, zucchini, green beans, and black raspberries. Alas, the Moose (aka the boy’s “little” brother) ate most of them. Without asking permission, I might add. I still might be able to salvage a good clafoutis out of them, but no way am I getting a cobbler or crisp. *sigh*
Today has been not such a nice day. I didn’t get the job I had interviewed for at the environmental law office, but since I didn’t hear from them Monday or Tuesday (like promised), I kind of figured I hadn’t, but still, one hopes! Here’s hoping the working interview I have tomorrow afternoon goes well.
Also tomorrow night the boy’s coworkers/minions are having a pool party and we’re invited. Think I’ll make a potato salad and a fruit sauce with ice cream. And maybe cookies. Question is, what kind of potato salad? The boy’s mom makes a great mayo-based one with onions and dill and vinegar that is delish. I also have a vinaigrette-based one with green beans and roma tomatoes. Which to do?!
Okay, to cheer myself up about the job rejection, here’s the gallery of lovely bargains!
What’s that? All that amazingly awesome stuff for $4.05?!?! It was a good day. Tiring, and LOTS of very bad garage sales (except the one with the free kitten. So cute!), but still pretty fun.
Okay, so these next ones were not from the day o’ garage sales, but they’re cool finds from the a trip to New Paltz last week and the last trip upstate (a few weeks ago).
This last one was just too cool not to include. Barnes & Noble never gets this cheap! Now, if only my embroidery were here in NY, and not on their way to Ohio from ND (via my grandparents)…
Whee! now wasn’t that fun? If only I had places to put it all! Oh well. Oh, and yes I know my photo skillz are not that great, but I always prefer natural light photos and my camera has a super slow shutter speed on anything other than the “auto” setting. *sigh* And yes, that is a towel on top of a milk crate. The apartment is messy right now, okay?
In other news, the boy’s mom let me borrow one of her acoustic guitars. So today I was learning to play “Jolene,” Patsy Cline’s “After Midnight,” Little Big Town’s “Boondocks,” and other funtime songs. But now it’s time to go. The boy will be home soonly, and I’ve got a little grocery shopping to do!