Monday, September 22, 2008

All Quiet on the Home Front

This weekend was a rare, quiet interlude in between my mom's memorial service, the SAS conference in Pittsburgh and jury duty. The "girls" went to the Union Square Farmer's Market on Saturday, which is a pleasant walk from Lamont Avenue, first stopping at the Biscuit for savory scones (Ciel sporting her fetching "What the Fluff" bag.) Next week is the famous "What the Fluff" festival in Union Square!

The market, as always, was entertaining and a source of unusual and tasty foods. Ciel treated us to lavendar lemonade and we all indulged in the great harvest of heirloom tomatoes on display. The musical entertainment of the day appealed to the many kids hanging around in the market (there were as many strollers as bikes parked in the bike rack!)

Afterwards, we stopped in at Sherman's Cafe for a funky brunch.

Jaime sped off on her bike towards Davis Square and Ciel and I stopped in at our local butcher shop, Savenor's, once frequented by Julia Child who lived a couple of blocks away from us. It's great having a source for good meat, fish and cheese - and bones for stock and soup. Bone Appetit!

Bonnie was able to savor the beautiful fall day as well, with two of her favorite walks (Harvard Divinity School and Danehy Park.) There was assiduous sniffing of pee-mail, grass swimming, sand bathing, and of course, a visit to the twin rhinoceri (sp?) near the Peabody Museum.

As my socks said that day, life is good.

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