Trader Joe's is committed to finding and providing "...foods and beverages made without the use of genetically engineered ingredients." Additionally, I find no better place to shop for dye-free, additive-free foods, so when I don't have it in our garden, missed it at the Farmer's Market, or simply have an insatiable craving, Trader Joe's is there to satisfy our healthy appetites!
The plates are from Pier One, a few years ago... seriously, how could I resist?
And the Blondie is from... you guessed it: Trader Joe's Blondie mix!
My apologies to all of our East Coast friends, who perhaps would rather not start winter, just yet. But out west, some of us, have overly romantic imaginations, and news of snow is a bit of a thrill. I can't stop peeking in at the Hencam, where it's warmed up to 37 degrees Fahrenheit. Their snow seems to be melting, so, I wonder if Candy, the bunny, has given up the comfort of the hen's dust bin?
So, is it "Autumn Into Winter" where you are, too? I woke up to an unexpected rain fall, here, but in Maine the Soule family's pumpkin looks like he was caught unawares by the arrival of winter-like weather. I can almost here his teeth chattering! Brrrrr...
My cousin posted that she was reminded by a friend, that Christmas is six weeks away!
Well. I said, "That's impossible."
Then. I fainted.
And then I realized, I LOVE Christmas, and lights and music, and friends gathering, and Elf, and peace and grace, and hope, and so I said, "Joy!"
What's the earliest you ever put up a tree, or hung a wreath?
Other goodness of the day...
Lots of laundry is washed and dried, and folded. Don't you just love when this happens? Tempted to send everyone away, to preserve this moment of near order.
The roses are pruned... thanks to Alex, and William, and James, and me, and two goats. I know... it's too early, but then again, it's really late. I cannot remember the last time they were pruned. I think it was a good choice. The goats agree, so you know, that's valid.
Geoff comes home tonight. Alright, so maybe this is goodness for me, more than for you, but it is goodness. You should be happy for me, please. Uhm... I am going to stop now, because I see I am on the precipice of public tmi-gushy-smoochy-twitterpated romance.
Where was I?
Hey how about art, and independent artists, and being a patron to a rising star? Goodness is being daring and creative and making beautiful music! Our cousin, Kree Woods, has five days to fund her Kickstarter project, so her new album can be marketed. She's on iTunes. She's writing lovely music, and working hard, and for as little as one dollar, you can be a real life art patron!
And how about this... a little Geek-movie history-Industrial Light and Magic Kingdom news: George Lucas is donating his billions from the sale of "Star Wars" to charity. The Force is with him!
Well, I haven't had my Blondie, yet. I am going to enjoy just a small corner wedge of sweetness, and then see what's left to tackle in the laundry room.
Do you have some goodness you'd like to share? I love our chats.