Saturday, October 13, 2007

How do days off manage to slip by so quickly? On Friday Erin and I went to a fare trade craft festival held at a local Mennonite church hosted by Ten Thousand Villages. Erin found a lovely pan flute and a stone with "love" engraved into it to add to her collection of completely unnecessary necessities. I purchased a delicious dark chocolate almond bar and seriously considered buying this blessing bowl. In the end I couldn't decide if I just liked the idea of the bowl or if it was something I would actually use. Rather than spend the $28 on something that would just sit on my dresser, I decided to take the idea of the blessing bowl with me and try it out with a bowl I have here. There were many other things that caught my eye, but knowing they are available online prevented me from jumping into a purchase I might regret later. I plan on doing some of my Christmas shopping from their site. The prices are reasonable, and the fact that all of the products are fare trade makes a huge difference!

Before the craft festival we went to lunch with Gina. We ate at Sendo Sushi and it was delicious! I haven't gone out for sushi since I went with my friend Nicky ages ago. We had four different kinds of rolls. My favorite had salmon skin, carrots, and cucumber.

We spent most of the day today running errands. The weather was spectacular compared to yesterday's downpour. I had planned on going to the pumpkin patch, but it didn't work out that way. Hopefully the nice weather will continue tomorrow and we can visit the patch then. Ardenwood farm is having its annual fall festival with cider pressing, popcorn picking, hay rides, and bluegrass music. How fun is that?

We visited my friend Nicky today and she loaned me two new books, "Eat, Pray, Love" and "A Wedding In December". I can't wait to read them! I should probably finish "Living Buddha Living Christ" first.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I didn't know you liked sushi!!! We could have gone out for sushi when I was out there. Maybe we can find one here in PA and go to it when you move. Do you think it's possible to have good sushi in PA?? The fall festival sounds like fun. Karen is coming to visit next weekend and I'm trying to find a place like that around here to go to. I'm sure there has to be one...it's amish country for goodness sakes! -Jen

Sandra said...

Jen, You probably have something better than anything we have here. If I had known you liked sushi we totally would have gone. We'll search for something in P.A. and if we can't find it, we'll just take a road trip to NYC! :) I miss you!

Becky said...

let me know about "eat, pray, love." i want to read it, too.

Kristen said...

Oprah's been recommending that book...