The in and out rain made for a long couple of race days:
I was this close:
Outside of spending time at the race, we were able to use up some of the last of our eggplant in this quinoa recipe I put together:
We're still on this roasted eggplant with spices kick and are just trying to use as much as we can before these purple beauties go back out of season.
We continued with some fall planting (the weather finally broke here in RVA) and I was able to clean out our trough planters, mix in some new soil and seed some new batches of spinach, arugula and mesclun greens. Here's hoping they brave well!
Mary continued to update the jewelry shop with a few new limited pieces:
As for this guy — he took to sunbathing:
Oh, and he saw two more Fan cats:
They both unenthusiastically greeted him by staring him down from their porches in passing. Oh the life of a dog...
This was one of our last weekends we'll get to stay closer to home as fall picks up. We've got a busy few weekends ahead of us in a row which will include touring colleges with my son and a weekend wedding for one of Mary's closest friends. Before we know it, October will be here!
P.S. Another can of paint may have been cracked open this weekend...