The bread arrived. All 17 pounds of it:
It's 16 loaves, 7 slices each and enough to get me to the day after Christmas if I have one slice a day.
The slices are bigger than the ones from our Mara. So big that I tried the toaster only to have the toaster turn on me* and now I'm waiting for a toaster oven to arrive. I'm eating it cold in the meantime.
There are suddenly apples galore in the market, although I barely made it out of the Wegmans alive on Saturday afternoon**, and Gary is still promising a ride to apple country as soon as I can clear a weekend afternoon. I tried a Zestar for the first time today, thank you Minnesota!
Griffin has finally started school! Last week was just a two hour session to get books, lockers, ipad***, and finalized schedules. Today was a full day, although the bus failed to show**** and I ended up driving him in. Tomorrow morning, I will accompany him to the bus stop, I guess.
Griffin starts his day with Herr S. and ends it with Mr. W., who was a dear friend of mine back in high school - I imagine that Back To School Night will be a hug fest for me.
Anyways, I am behind in responding to comments and Marilyn asked about the bowl that the apples were in and then Stacey asked about the quilt that is my sock/sweater photos:
The bowl was a shower gift from my FSIL's mother and I keep it in the center of our dining table, thinking of Ruth every time I see it.
The quilt was from Aunt MJ, back during my first chemo round. It is exactly long enough to cover me up, but mostly it lives on the ottoman/bench thing that we use as a coffee table sort of thing.
The yarn in the bowl is new, it's Swan's Island DK weight, newly stocked by my LYS, but they only had 10 - 140 yard skeins of this red. I know it will be a pullover, and this, this or this, seem to be my best choices, but I'm knitting other things, cleaning closets, talking on the phone and working through a list of busy that needs doing before Fall settles in.
* I blame my mother for breaking my old and favorite toaster, which is no longer made, and Connor for picking this one out - it's great for bagels, but I don't eat bagels, so I won't miss it. Connor loves bagels, but always asks permission before toasting one - he must not trust that toaster either.
** A combination of college students looking for ice for keggers and the lack of right of way rules makes for a dangerous frozen food section.
***Every student and staff member has an ipad (for just a minimal insurance cost) the school is trying to go paperless. Griffin gets to keep it after graduation.
****The bus driver was vague with the dispatcher about what time he was at the stop - I have history with the Transportation Director that may need to be exploited since I am loathe to drive Griffin in every morning.