Friday, October 7, 2016

Apple Time

Its time for apples! I collected so many recipes this week of things I want to make with apples. Do you remember in Farmer Boy when his Mom would make Apples and Onions? Here is a link to a recipe if you think you would like to make it.

This time of year I want to cook like that. Donuts, Bubble and Squeak.  Baked Beans. Those wonderful comforting cold weather foods. We have warm weather in the forecast this weekend, but I think Fall weather is just around the corner.  Last night, while sitting out in the twilight, I thought I could smell the ghosts of wood fires and leaves. The smell of October. 

Ben and Megan are going to Tehachapi this weekend to get apples. They are just the best kind of apples to eat or cook with. Thankfully they always bring me a box.

William and Makenzie closed on their new house this weekend. Makenzie had me come over and help her set up her kitchen. It is the cutest house. It was designed so every thing is so usable and she is such a incredible decorator I am sure it will be just wonderful by next weekend. Ron is helping them move the heavy things right now, which is why I am on the computer writing a blog. Not fixing dinner because why fix dinner for just ole me, so I write about food instead.

I took a walk this evening and I found some red leaves. It means that this is really October. Fall is going to really, really win. Summer will have to go away for a few weeks. *wink* I am not a sewing or hooking at all.
I wish I could get over my slump. I just have this burned out feeling on being creative. I don't know if it happened when we painted the house, or the road work, or the no privacy, but I just can't seem to get a handle on my lack of patience when it comes to those things I love to do. Or I thought I did.

Isn't this a pretty sunrise? I think it has all of the colors of fall in it. The sunsets are looking like this too. I have been sitting outside until its too dark to see at night. I am sure I could wax eloquent if I tried. I am still going to the Bible Study on Thursday mornings. I broke down and went shopping and bought some new duds. That helped a bunch. Then I got my hair cut. I am stylin' again. I love my Bible Study so much. I still feel like a dweeb most of the time, but they put up with me. They are all so kind. Its fun because its a small group with women 30 to 70ish. I love all of the viewpoints and all of the personalities and feel so honored to be in this group. So that has been fun. Still out of my comfort zone, but I like it. I had become too house bound.
I know that I will fight anxiety and fear for the rest of my life, but I will not let it win. So its all good.

They also like my stories. Which is awesome. I had all of these adventures for a reason it seems.
I meant to write more than once a week. I have been waking up in the night writing blog posts, so I need to get that back in my life too.

I wish you the best kind of weekend and my prayers are for all of the people in the path of Matthew. May he just go out to sea.

Stay safe my friends,

A kestrel can and does hover in the dead calm of summer days, when there is not the faintest breath of wind. He will, and does, hover in the still, soft atmosphere of early autumn, when the gossamer falls in showers, coming straight down as if it were raining silk.--- Richard Jefferies


TexWisGirl said...

beautiful sunrise. congrats to the kids on their new home! how sweet for them...

faith76 said...

What lovely autumnal photo's xx I have enjoyed reading your blog, even though you have lost your making mojo at the moment I am very glad that you have not lost your writing mojo :) xxx

Pom Pom said...

You'll get your creative verve back, Kim. You just need a little recovery time!
We have the heat on this morning so the temps have definitely changed.
I like the way you stay up for the sunsets!
Text me a photo of your new hair!
Love love love to you!

Kerin said...

Gorgeous pictures... you've captured the feeling of October perfectly.

Super excited for William and Makenzie!

I just know that you'll get your creativity flowing again, and do all the things that you love to do, plus new creative endeavors too.

How awesome that you'll be getting a bunch of apples! I need to get a box of apples too... I want to dry a bunch more with cinnamon and sugar on them:)

Have a lovely weekend, and enjoy this glorious time of year, dear friend.


Julia said...

Congratulations on the kids new house. It must be a good feeling for you. Autumn has arrived here too and the leaves are spectacular.

I've been thinking of returning to blogging on occasion too but life here has been super busy on the farm. I haven't picked a hook since my last rug. The weather has been rather nice and our crops are pretty well all harvested except for the kale, carrots and a few things.

I'm still fixing some flowerbeds that have gone out of control. Wishing you a great Fall and I know you'll find your Mojo soon.

Kessie said...

I'm having trouble getting my creative mojo, too. I think it's just the uncertainty of everything. Life will calm down again and creativity will come back. I was reading how Tolkien had a boring, middle-class life, stable family, everything. But he was writing hobbits. I think the more stable the life, the better the creativity works.

Debbie said...

moving in to a new home is so exciting and fun, how nice that you guys are helping them. we never went apple picking this year and i am sad about that ;(

i go through creative spurts and i don't push myself...i think all the things you mentioned could have contributed!!

what a gorgeous sunrise!!

GretchenJoanna said...

So far I have not bought or eaten one apple this fall. Weird, huh? This year I may just be content with letting the rest of the world enjoy the apples that are so beautiful and tasty and autumnal.

I also will remember when my father used to drive to Springville to get a couple of boxes of the loveliest, juicy Golden Delicious, and how I munched on them for months, sitting in an easy chair reading through the winter. He had an apple tree in the yard, too, but the only variety that would grow in that climate was a very strange sour apple. My mother made applesauce out of it but it was very one-dimensional....

Christine said...

I'm so glad you're enjoying the Bible Study meetings.
The apples look so good - i just want to crunch into them!
Your mojo for hooking and stitching will return in its own good time!

Rugs and Pugs said...

What on earth is bubble & squeak?
Congrats to William & Mackenze. That is so exciting.
Here's hoping your creative mojo returns soon. Maybe when the weather finally cools down.
Hugs :)

Gumbo Lily said...

As you might guess, I loved the Little House books and especially Farmer Boy and all that cooking that his mom did. I'm getting ready to bake an apple pie for my son who just repaired some things on our house. I love apple-anything! I've not tried apples and onions, but I think I'd like it.

The creativity will come. Sometimes we just need some space, I think. In the meantime, just roll with it and make those appley things!

Beautiful fall photos and skies. Be blessed.

Bonnie K said...

Don't worry about the lack of enthusiasm for projects. It comes and goes for everyone. I am up to my neck in apples also. Glad you are enjoying the study group. It is always good to get ideas from others. Thanks for sharing.

Bonnie K said...

Don't worry about the lack of enthusiasm for projects. It comes and goes for everyone. I am up to my neck in apples also. Glad you are enjoying the study group. It is always good to get ideas from others. Thanks for sharing.