Columbus Day Apple Picking @Larriland Farms, MD

 

 

Thank you G-d for the beautiful day today.


We got to celebrate Columbus Day and the discovery of this great nation with a day off. 


H-o-l-i-da-y!


We spent some time apple picking at Larriland Farms in Maryland.


They also had a Broccoli picking and a gorgeous field of sunflowers.  


It was a little warm today (up to 90 degrees), but it was nice to be outside and together. 


I am so grateful for every moment and for the delicious apples we brought home. 😉


(Source Photos: Andy Blumenthal)

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Happy Sock Faces

I just thought these socks with faces were really cute. 


I was tempted to even buy some. 


But the faces were on the feet.


So you couldn’t see them around the ankle when you wear them.


If you wear the socks without shoes then you can see the cartoon faces.


However, then you also wear out these fun socks 


I’m in for fun socks.


Just have to get the faces in the right places. 😉


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Great Comic Characters

Just loved these adorable comic book characters.


They are originals put together by the comic creator. 


The characters are made from colored Perler Beads.


Once the beads are laid out into these awesome characters, they are iron-melted together.


Each of these was advertised for $20 (not the $15 listed at the top of the picture), but we got a deal. 


Together as a set, they are very cool, colorful, and fun to liven up any environment. 


I have them on a display at home and it’s nice to not be so serious all the time, and instead let loose with some creative juice.  😉


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

A Cherry Tomato B4 Your Pie

So this was funny at our work social hour today. 


The person organizing it brought in snack foods–pretzels, cookies, chocolates, and apple pie. 


Of course, there were also some token vegetables and dip. 


So as you’d expect with all the junk food on the table, no one was eating the vegetables.


So one colleague goes:

Eat a cherry tomato and then you can have some pie.


The response from you know who was:

Ah, if you want us to eat a tomato then you better just put it inside the pie!


By the end, there was no more pie, but there sure were a lot of leftover cherry tomatoes. 😉


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Shakshuka Feast

Just wanted to thank my daughter and son-in-law for a wonderful Shakshuka dinner last night. 


This was topped off with Israeli salad, hot bread, and fresh tihini sauce.


To drink was some rich and foamy Israeli beer, wine, and soft drinks. 


A Moroccan feast fit for a king!


It was lovely to see how the kids have grown and are able to frankly outdo their parents (-in-laws) on cooking up a real “delicious” storm. 😉


(Source Photo–which doesn’t even do it justice–Andy Blumenthal)