Monday, September 29, 2014

Trader Joe pumpkin pancake mix

The Trader Joe pumpkin pancake mix is always in big demand. It hits the shelves in the fall. When I was at Trader Joe's recently, I spotted a guy in their trademark shirt and asked him, "Is the pumpkin pancake mix out yet?"

He glanced around and lowered his voice nervously. "If it's not out, I can't give it to you yet. But it should be out later tonight."

"Okay," I said, feeling like we had been discussing some popular but very illicit drug.

At a different Trader Joe's, I found the pumpkin pancake mix - but in a different form! Alas, it was now gluten free. I bought it anyway and tried it. The kids and I liked it (D doesn't eat pumpkin). But it flies off the shelves equally fast.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Highline

Recently they finished final construction on the Highline (to the tune of $34 million). We decided to explore the new section today.


It was a beautiful day. We are having a three-day Indian summer.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Finished a sweater

Here is my new cardigan! It was fun to knit. I might make it again in a smaller size and different color. It's very soft. 


Saturday, September 20, 2014

Finished the bag! Nice quick project. Am reading The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters...


Friday, September 19, 2014

This will turn into a shoulder bag. I love the color.


Is anyone else a little disappointed that Scotland did not become independent? Though I guess it would have been a disaster.

On a related political note: I really want Elizabeth Warren to run for president in 2016.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

I am a little nervous about Zoe's first day of school on Tuesday. I know it will probably be fine. She has met her teachers, and likes them. Also, she really enjoyed her drop-off class at the children's museum this summer.

I finished a scarf today:



I'm also knitting two sweaters: one purple, one gray.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

“Yesterday and tomorrow cross and mix on the skyline. The two are lost in a purple haze. One forgets, one waits.” ― Carl Sandburg 

Thursday, September 04, 2014

First day of school

Eric started school today. I miss him...but I'm glad he's right across the street!