September 14th, 2008

little review

Poem for Sunday

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The weather forecast said that there might be afternoon thunderstorms, so rather than plan an all-day expedition, we waited to see how things looked when older son got back from working at Hebrew school. Then we decided to go pick apples at Homestead Farm, since this is the first weekend the Red and Golden Delicious varieties were ripe as well as the Jonathans, Empires and Royal Galas, plus there was apple butter and apple cider in the farm store. It was quite warm and some of the farm animals looked droopy, but we got to see the calf, sheep, pigs, chickens and goats, and we had a lovely drive to Poolesville past horse farms and the big antenna array for looking for signals in outer space!

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In college football news of the day, Maryland won! And Michigan lost! And I gather than USC blew out Ohio State but I didn't watch. Mostly I enjoyed the Terps' first half very much, as they didn't look terrific the past two weeks but now they've beaten a ranked team. We were going to rent a movie tonight, I have a Blockbuster coupon, but I forgot to bring it with us when we went on a Giant/CVS run late in the afternoon for stuff for Waldorf salad (a fine thing to do with apples) and I ended up just playing with photos instead of watching anything. So no political ranting tonight because I have no clue what went on in the world besides Hurricane Ike -- hope everyone is safe and sound! Off to watch SNL and get ready to go to Mount Vernon for the Colonial Fair on Sunday!