Just a quick post to say hello! It's virtually impossible to use the library computers with a baby and four-year-old in tow. Looks like we will be buying a new system because the cost of repair is so great. So, Celina, you may be getting your wish for an inexpensive e-book by Christmas; I may need to raise funds for the replacement computer! I'll have to get creative about writing without a home computer; luckily, my best work is usually born of desperation.
I'm still figuring out our holiday decorating plans. The house would look best with wreaths across each front window. I love to make fresh wreaths from free tree trimmings, but 12 wreaths may be beyond my resources. My husband likes us to postpone decorating until after the Army-Navy game, so I have a few more days to scheme.
The highlight of our Thanksgiving trip was a Mennonite market we stumbled upon in Metter, Georgia. It was only five minutes from the exit, if anyone needs a refreshing stop from driving I-16. There was a bustling bakery with four-layer cakes iced with nuts for only $14; loaves of fresh raisin bread for $2.20; and a freezer full of half-price baked goods, too. No bulk grains or spices, but decent to very good prices on salvage groceries. I was too excited to take pictures, so you'll have to picture me digging through a bin of Kashi and protein bars, 10 for $1. Imagine me throwing boxes of organic baby cereal and pureed foods (50 cents) willy nilly into the cart. Falafel mix and couscous for 25 cents? Sure! I only wished we had more room in the trunk or could have stopped on our way home, too. The store is open from 8 to 6, Monday through Saturday.