10 November 2009

House "Hunting"

My walking buddy is in the mood to quit renting and buy while the market is down. We set off on foot to explore the same neighborhood in which she found her dream house.

And here it is!
Not bad excluding that spider web!

Shrugging off invisible crawly creatures, I dashed her down the tree-lined street (hardly meets the stereo-type of desert living, eh?) to another one that I felt met her needs perfectly.

It didn't grab her in spite of this cute backyard
and adorable path to the front door. She suggested I buy this one and she'll take the spider house. "We can be neighbors!" Yep, that's likely to happen!

We finally found a place we can both agree on.
That eyesore of a mailbox will surely bring the value down to her price range, yeah?
No? OK, but the flower in the front yard is probably affordable.
Alas, after all that, none of these homes are up for grabs.

04 November 2009

Next Stop November

Sunny's original plan was to decline to discuss October's kaleidoscope of color. Why state the obvious? Everyone can see it. Never mind that it is a jaw-dropper and couldn't possibly have ever been this good before. (How is it possible to be surprised anew every single time?)

No need to comment on how the sunlight can cause the even the ugliest leaves to glitter like gems!

Most folks have neighbors with dynamite looking trees in the yard that pictures don't do justice to, so,
why bother to photograph it?

Must try to preserve the moment, because:

A) I didn't get to see enough of it.

B) It is over too soon.

C) I'm a danger on the road from gawking.

Time to set some priorities.
While out biking in today's 70 degree weather, taking in a little of the last little bits of awesome Autumn...

Of course Sunny couldn't resist a quick pic of these leaves reflected in a ditch!
And here it is in motion.

03 November 2009

Blogging on the "Back Burner"

I don't usually feature much of what I'm cooking on this blog. Partly because it seems highly unlikely that anyone would find my housewifely doings interesting. But, mostly because someone might ask for a recipe, and I don't use them. "Entertaining" baking is a hobby of mind, and, I happened to photograph the result of how I entertained mine this morning. I do have a life, sort of.

And, here it is-sweet potato bread. Made with buckwheat flour, which is supposedly a super food. Didn't bother to take it to work, figuring the folks there would think it was much too healthy for human consumption .
Wouldn't you just know it! One of the co-workers forgot her lunch and was hungry enough she would have happily taken it off my hands. All's not lost. I'll just force feed it to the kiddies tomorrow on their field trip.

01 November 2009

No Such Luck

posted a pretty picture of the Hunter's (I assume) moon tonight. Unlike Sunny, who can't even manage to get a decent picture of the sunset anymore, much less the moon.

Even the 8 year old managed to get a pretty decent shot of it.
Of course, the prize photo goes to her SahmChoon. (Get a load of that crater).
I can't seem to get a picture I really like these days. Too over-extended to give the process proper attention, maybe. Hmmm, Maybe it is time to take a moment to
reflect on that.