Sep. 7th, 2016

I was fortunate this weekend that I happened to get Sunday and Monday off. I invited my neighbors to go to the nearby Millbrae Art & Wine festival, and they thought it sounded interesting, so we all went together on Sunday afternoon. I even got all dressed up for the event, wearing a Hawaiian dress that I bought years ago. It was fun browsing at all the vendor stalls, and I picked up a couple things for myself.

On Monday, I took advantage of the fact that I had a holiday off to go to the mall and shop some of the Labor Day sales.

Aside from that, not much has been going on here. I'm continuing to battle the squirrels for my figs. Now my beagle has joined in the fight...the tree grows right next to my front porch, so every time I take him out for a walk, he tries to dive under the tree to pick up anything the squirrels have dropped, or even chomp the figs directly from the branches. Tomato season is also in full swing. The winter squash vines are starting to die down, so those will be ready to harvest before too long.

I have an overflowing bowl of kabocha on my dining table, just waiting for me to think of something to do with them. Last week, I had my neighbor over for a day of cooking, and we made kabocha croquettes (using a Japanese deep-frying pan that has been sitting in my cupboard for years, waiting for the right opportunity). I dropped by the Japanese grocery store downtown and picked up a few things for making tempura, so I'm hoping to try that next.

This is why I have such a hard time de-cluttering. Even if I might not use something for years, I never know when the right time to pull it out of storage will arrive.

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