I mentioned house walks earlier...I'll tell a funny thing that happened on a house walk one time. We were in this house, in a subdivision, it was a two story house. We looked around on the first floor and then went to the stairs and started up to the second floor. The first door on the right was ajar and we proceeded to open the door. There was a man in the bathtub. It took us by surprise, but then we saw that it was a joke. He had a plastic shower cap on and the tub was filled with fake bubbles. There he was with a smile on his face, in his shower cap, scrubbing his back with a brush. Talk about almost giving someone a heart attack! We all laughed, including him and then continued on the tour. Everytime I see a house walk advertised, I think of this.
I mentioned in the post about enjoying a cup of tea with a slice of lemon studded with a clove. I learned this from a garden club member. She served a plate with lemon slices...each with a whole clove in it. She just pushed the clove into the slice and put them on a pretty plate. This gives the tea a little taste of clove with the lemon and it looks so pretty on the plate. I don't use sugar in my tea, but a little bowl with sugar lumps served along side is a nice touch.I have this lemon with hot tea, but in the picture above (from the internet) you can see that it looks pretty on a glass of iced tea too.
Today is bright and shiny outside. We have an icky task ahead of us. Today we clean the grill and put it away for the winter. That and cleaning up a couple of garden spots is all that we have left to do for winter. It was 27 deg. this morning and everything was frosty. The grass has stopped growing and the trees are getting bare. It's time to start doing cozy things indoors. I started knitting a scarf the other day, I got my Thanksgiving books out to reread, (tomorrow I'll tell you what I'm reading) the storm window is progressing with touches from my paintbrush, the recipe books are out, my Mom's recipe cards will be enjoyed again, and we are ready for what Mother Nature sends our way. Hope she's kind this year :)