Another weekend goes by without a Friday five, so here are a few Monday musings.
Let's see ...
1. Grateful to spend a good part of Thursday with our friend Terry. It's great she is feeling well enough to get out and about a little bit. All of the foliage photos on this post were taken at Richardson's Farm Ice Cream at the edge of the parking lot and along the road. The ice cream was pretty great, too! My hubby had pumpkin ice cream; I had a scoop of pumpkin and one of gingerbread; and Terry had warm apple crisp with cinnamon ice cream on top. All scrumptious. The ice cream is made right there and Jim is a master at coming up with new and delicious seasonal flavors. They also sell pies and other goodies, plus apples.
2. Thankful for a 30 Days to Less challenge with Becki over at Field Lilies. I've been unofficially participating in this (meaning that I am doing the decluttering and disposing of, but am not taking photos or posting about it every day as Becki is doing) and it has been a huge encouragement -- just the nudge I needed.
3. Thankful for progress made at our little camp in the past week. I did quite a bit more cleaning and my hubby did lots with electrical wiring and other tasks. We ascertained that the apartment-size vintage electric stove still works. (It's a Monarch and absolutely amazing-looking. And the owner's manual still exists!)
Mr. T also did some maintenance work on the woodstove that will heat much of the camp, and on Saturday he fired it up for the first time.
This stove was formerly in our kitchen at home, and back in the day our girls used to pull rocking chairs up in front of it to do homework or have their Bible times. What fun it was on Sunday to see a grandson (who knew nothing of his mom ever doing the same thing) pull up a rocking chair, grab a fleece blanket and just enjoy the warmth of this old stove!
4. The fun of takeout barbecue from this nifty place: Cardigan Country Store on Friday night. Mr. T got chicken and I got pulled pork, and then we shared. Oh, my. I have never tasted pulled pork like this. To see the menu, go to the store website and click on Cardigan Country Barbecue. (If you are local, I think this coming weekend may be the last of the barbecue for this season, so you will want to get there if you'd like to try it this year.)
5. Spending some good time at our little camp on Sunday afternoon. So much fun to have grandkids stopping by. I love seeing them run through the woods or wheel into our yard via the dirt road on their bikes. They are already enjoying this unique and cozy little place far more than I ever did as a child. I can't even say how delighted I am that God allowed us to keep this property in the family and that He is providing for us to fix it up and make it usable again.
That's it for Monday musings. How did your weekend go?