I love a weekend when I enjoy myself to the point of such contentment that I drift through the days without even noticing. This weekend started very lazily for me and handsome Jack. I kind of hung around in bed reading and enjoying breakfast while Jack snoozed away (while keeping me within eye sight, of course}.
After a good breakfast I packed the pup and we headed to the Leavenworth Farmer's Market to walk around. It was such a gorgeous day and when I arrived at the market it was jammed packed and the produce was out of this world! It was foodie heaven. I got some green/purple beans for Sunday supper and was excited to try a new kind of apple I've never had before: honey cider. It is a little tart and perfect for baking. I also found some beautiful lilacs at the market. I thought they were out of season but apparently not. And who am I to question it? All I know is that the scent caught my nose and I had to get a bunch,
Once done at the market I stopped by the library. Am I the only one who loves a library? There is nothing like walking through isles of books and that smell-- you know that peculiar smell of library books. I love it. I found some good fiction books and a cookbook from The Blackberry Farm. I have read so much about this self-sustained farm and poured through the book enjoying the stories, photos and recipes. Foodie heaven indeed.
Sunday arrived with thunder, lightning and a deluge of rain, which made for another lazy morning. Jack is not a fan of stormy weather and he just relaxed in the cocoon of his quilt. As gets older he sleeps more and more. After church- latter and chocolate muffin in hand-- I headed to the town of Atchinson, KS which is 30 minutes from where I live. It was a gorgeous day by then and the drive through the beautiful farmland was just beautiful.
Because it was Sunday not many things were open but I managed to visit two beautiful historic homes: the Amelia Earhart Birthplace and the Clay Historic Home which was exquisite with its facade reminiscent of a Scottish castle. I loved everything about this last home and the historian in me loved every minute of it. Later in the week I will share the interior of the homes.
By the time I made it home it was time for dinner and food preparation for the week. Then I cuddled with my snugglebug and watched Saving Mrs. Banks, the story behind the movie Mary Poppins. It was so endearing and moving. A perfect way to cap the night and the weekend.
How was your weekend? Anything exciting?