Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Life's little pleasures.

One of my favorite parts of the day... picking my tomatoes.
I feel like such a productive gardener... when in reality I stuck the plant in the ground and just watered it... God did the rest. (Which, on a side note, is actually the exact comparison Paul made to evangelism. Some plant seeds.. some water.. but God grows.) Easy as that. Someday I'll have a big garden and be more knowledgeable about the ways of growing produce and flowers. And then my favorite part of the day will be going out and picking my peas.

Everytime I go to pick my new batch of fire engine red cherry tomatoes I'm remind of Jehovah-jireh. He created them to ripen at different times so that there wouldn't be a whole huge Cherry tomato plant all ripe at the same time. Because how many can you really eat at one time? The little things He's thought of just amaze me.


I hope to be able to pass on the little that I know to my kids and to get them excited about more than just PBS. Gardening has been very exciting for Z.


Thursday, August 21, 2008

Last night I ran up to the cities to see one of my current fave bands: Great Lake Swimmers. Doors opened at 8 but they didn't play until 11:30... a little late for this old lady. I didn't get home until 3:30am. But they were good. Perfect even. I was in the front row for them. It's a little awkward being in the front row at 7th st entry cause you're literally 2 feet from the band and so you're like "do I look at him while he sings and feel like some sort of psycho or do I just stare at the guitar or what" I think I'm more of a third row kind of girl... but I didn't want to deal with having really tall people in front of me. I'm glad I went.

Before hand I had my first Monte Cristo sandwich at Gluek's. Very interesting.. it's like the precursor to the mcgriddle.

Today I made a schedule for this fall for the kids and I. I'm actually excited to start it and get our lives in some semblance of order.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

still in my twenties.

twenty-eight today.


If you're looking for a gift idea I would love a piece of wonderful fabric.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

I love farmer's markets.
I want to clean my life of junk. Not just physical clutter but intangible garbage. I'm looking forward to this fall when I can get on a schedule. And start doing things I need to do and stop doing the things I shouldn't.

Monday, August 11, 2008

scrub brush shoes

One of "my" exchange students is coming tomorrow! I get to pick her up from the airport and have her stay with my tomorrow night. The house is halfway cleaned in part due to my husband.. thank you husband.. and the rest gets done tomorrow. The only times I really clean like this is when we have company... well not ONLY... but the far reaching times I do it for no reason the husband will come home and ask "who's coming over." So pretty much only.

I have wrestled with what to make tomorrow for supper. I want to woo. A "first meal in America that is never to be forgotten" But I'm really not sure. Maybe we'll just grill. No woo there.. but easy. Easy has been winning out lately.

She's flying into a small airport... does that still warrant a big glittery sign??

motivation where I can get it

I made a little sign to put by my computer to deter unneeded dinking around...