Sunday, September 18, 2011

A new (little) job!

I was at my favorite orchard, Indian Ladder Farms, the other day, buying my most favorite apples ever, the Honey Crsip (sooooooooo good.  I highly recommend them.  But get them quick because they are only out for a short time.):

 .....and I thought, "Hmmmm, I should see if they need cashier help since this is their busy time."  AND THEY DID!  The assistant manager, Laurie, asked if I was looking for a during the week or weekend position, and I thought, "Uh-oh.  They probably want people on the weekend because that is their busy time."  I said, "During the week."  (I'm pretty much done working weekends after the past 3 1/2 years)  Her eyes it up and said, "What days?" and I said, "Mondays and Wednesdays?" and she said, "I need someone for Mondays and Wednesdays."  YAY!!!!

Last Wednesday was my first day.  Since this is first-day-of-school season I was feeling like I should take a first-day-of-work picture.  Paul had already left for work. Only Mandy and Phoebe were around and Phoebe, being a typical cat, didn't give a hoot.  Mandy, being neurotic, was nervous about the camera so this is what I ended up with:
    Whatever.  I'll plan better next time. Because there will be a next time.  This job is seasonal and only lasts until December.    So far I love it.  Who wouldn't love the smell of warm apple cider donuts?  Seriously, I don't think I'll get tired of it.   I must have handed out 56 dozen (yes, dozen -- maybe more) donuts that day.  They are that good.  I just have to try not to eat them all.

Meanwhile, I was on a mission to make Paul a home-made Pilgrim sandwich and came up with this:
Almost as good, but not the same bread.  Gotta have some sort of Italian-y, sub-like or ciabatta-y thing, I think.

Today, I was doing this:
Making t-shirts for Deirdre and her Spinning Room crew to wear at the NYS Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck on October 15 & 16.  Deirdre will be having a great booth there, so if you go, look for those shirts and stop in and say hello!

Oh, and get this.... Paul and I were taking a drive through Berne yesterday and saw this:
How confusing is that????
We saw this going up a very, very long, windy and steep road, to the top of a little mountain.  At the top is a totally gorgeous view which I was so awestruck by, I forgot to take a picture.  I did think to take a picture of this sign on the way back down the hill, though.  Made us stop right in the middle of the windy road - hardly anyone lives up there so I wasn't too worried about other cars coming. Priorities, right? [Coming down the hill, you only see one arrow!].

This weekend has been gorgeous, really feeling like fall.  Great knitting weather! Love. It.


  1. Liz, I am loving your new blog!

    Lisa Pallone

  2. Jeeeeze Lizzy, always knew you had a good sense of humor and now I find your quite comedic !!! LOL. Love'n your blog - especially knitting and food and trips! Yes, I'm still laughing hysterically about the >< signs! Your self portrait is gauauauaugeous - looks just like you ... Maybe Mandy will cooperate next time. :0)

  3. Great photos - especially you with Mandy! Thanks for mentioning the Honeycrisps - reminds me to make a trip to the orchard.