November? What!

snow

snow

Good grief, it’s been ages! The time just flies, I swear to you. I missed posting about all kinds of fun stuff, including my birthday and Halloween! Oh well… in a way maybe it’s good that I’ve been so engaged in life that blogging has just taken a back burner. Seasons… you know?

Anyway! We spent the long weekend up at Lake George. I love going there in the off-season, though I have to say it was rather busy. I used some birthday money and splurged on something I’ve been wanting for a while: new dishes. I decided to go with Corelle. I grew up with Corelle. My parents still have them. They are tough-as-nails and last. I figured it was worth it to shell out a little more for the good stuff.

Originally I was going with a box set of white Corelle dishes until an associate at the factory store told me that open stock would be 40% off if I purchased 12 or more pieces. (Hello… family of 5. Yes, I will be buying more than 12!) We looked at the patterns for a while and finally decided on “Old Town Blue” for dinner plates, lunch plates, and dessert bowls. I chose “Folk Stitch” (with a simple blue line around the rim) for the soup/cereal bowl. I made white chicken chili for lunch so you can see how perfectly they go together.

new corelle

How funny was it to learn that Old Town Blue is a vintage 70s print that is only sold new in open stock in Corelle stores? Ha! So typical of me. Anyway… I love it. Love the pattern. Love that it is made in the USA. Really love that it is made in New York. It is more than I have ever spent on everyday dishes, but I think it’s a worthwhile investment.

When we weren’t shopping for plates, we were swimming… eating… and relaxing. Oh, I also splurged on tart warmers from the Yankee Candle outlet. At 12 for $10, I couldn’t resist. They’re so much better than the cheap-o wax melts I usually buy. Currently I have spiced orange in my burner right now and it smells amazing! Perfect for this time of year. As you can see from my first picture we got our first snowfall. And while part of me would like to jump right into Christmas, I’m holding back because I do so love Thanksgiving. And that orange scent is a perfect bridge.

Well, I think I’m going to brew a cup of tea and snack on one of the cider donuts I bought at Sutton’s. I have a new crochet project going thanks to Sandra. It’s a shell stitch infinity scarf. I’ve had the yarn (Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock) for years… it was about time I put it to good use. Here’s a pic from Friday (I was stuck for 3 agonizing hours waiting for new tires to be put on my car):

shell stitch infinity scarf

Hoping to update more regularly. Not quite sure what happened except time really did slip away! Hope anyone who is left reading is doing well!!!

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