Same idyllic fall apple tree as on Sunday, except covered in snow! There are two ways to look at this:
1) Baby J's first snowfall! Awwww.
2) Snow in October? Are you flipping kidding me? Out came the winter boots + the drive into work this morning was a bit of a nail biter, what with the freezing rain and sleet on the roads. Already? In October?
In the words of RZ, I DIE. Baby J is downright delicious in this lime green loveliness. Thank you!!!
I know what you are saying. "Mama J, you promised us recession-friendly information! What is with this Patagucci collage? Have you lost your mind?" To you I say these three things:
1) Patagonia is an investment. I fully plan to use this gear on current and future babies, and then pass it on to cousins; their stuff is that durable. They also have a lifetime warantee on all of their products, in which case, say one day when Baby J is 20, and I want to pass this on to a wee cousin of his, and I dig out the Puffball bunting to find the zipper is broken, I can march right into the nearest Patagonia retailer and have a new one in my hands in minutes, no questions asked.
2) Patagonia is an inspirational company. They have a green vision and the most amazing corporate politics. They are just the kind of company I am proud to support. From their Footprint Chronicles, to their always amazing and thought-provoking Environmental Essays, they completely walk their talk. I love it. And for the ultimate elevating tale of personal triumph over adversity, check out the story of my buddy Jeff, who is one of their Patagonia surfing ambassadors. Very cool.
3) The cuteness. Who can resist it?
Finally, on a separate topic, the change of seasons means local gardeners are racing to harvest the last of their goodies. This beauty came to us from the garden of one of the husband's co-workers (thank you!)...how awesome is this?
Cabbage is from garden, and pictured with not-small bunch of bananas for scale.Aside from 20 gallons of slaw, what to make from this bad boy? We are accepting suggestions/dares.