Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Greens from the Garden

Yesterday we harvested another meal of green beans, yet more basil, radishes, parsley, curly lettuce and leaf lettuce. The salad was delish. The bruschetta is divine. We'll have pesto all winter long. This is my kinda season!

Dust & Stuff

The younger 3 and I cleaned out Miss. R's mess of a room in order to make way for Flower to move in. Dust city- or should I say country. But, shockingly enough, after 4 1/2 years of living here there are curtains hung and that makes all the dust less noticable somehow. R's stuff is stored in the walk-up attic which is romantic in a way. Feche boy decided today would be a good day to create a place to hang out in the attic and Flower hauled up a couple of her many "suitcases." The joys of an older house- dust and many, many hidey holes.
The littles miss the older girls and the Cub mentions his disatisfaction with them being gone pretty regularly.
I am gearing up to start selling curriculum on-line again. Haven't done that since moving from NM! Logged ont0 paypal for the first time in years and don't even remember how it's supposed to work! For the sake of earning money I'll remember quickly enough!
I look around the mess of a study- how come cleaning creates it's own mess and clutter?

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


We had a whirlwind week-end. The grandparents arrived along with a cousin. We had a "welcome back from Romania," "Going Off to College" and early "Happy 18th Birthday" party all rolled into one on Sunday. On Monday I helped dd's #1 & #2 pack. R is off to Boyce College and KB is off to an internship at Above Rubies. Tuesday morning we dropped them both off in town to drive back to Ohio with the grandparents. They'll visit the fam in the midwest for about 10 days and then go to KY and TN respectively. KB is hoping to fit in a trip to Washington D.C. before she comes home in October. Flower was very sad yesterday as we bummed around town, waiting for VikingMan. The boys are happy for the girls opportunity and thrilled that they all moved "up" in the van! lol- it is the simple things! I won't go all mushy and wax poetic about what great kids we have or how much we'll miss R & KB. Instead, here's a funny:


How many Christians does it take to change a light bulb?

Charismatic: Only 1
Hands are already in the air.

Pentecostal: 10
One to change the bulb, and nine to pray against the spirit of darkness.

Presbyterians: None
Lights will go on and off at predestined times.

Roman Catholic: None
Candles only.

Baptists: At least 15
One to change the light bulb, and three committees to approve the change and decide who brings the potato salad and fried chicken.

Episcopalians: 3
One to call the electrician, one to mix the drinks and one to talk about how much better the old one was.

Mormons: 5
One man to change the bulb, and four wives to tell him how to do it.

We choose not to make a statement either in favor of or against the need for a light bulb. However, if in your own journey you have found that light bulbs work for you, you are invited to write a poem or compose a modern dance about your light bulb for the next Sunday service, in which we will explore a number of light bulb traditions, including incandescent, fluorescent, 3-way, long-life and tinted, all of which are equally valid paths to luminescence.

Methodists: Undetermined
Whether your light is bright, dull, or completely out, you are loved. You can be a light bulb, turnip bulb, or tulip bulb. Bring a bulb of your choice to the Sunday lighting service and a covered dish to pass.

Nazarene: 6
One woman to replace the bulb while five men review church lighting policy.

Lutherans: None
Lutherans don't believe in change.

What's a light bulb?

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Day 1

I am a blogger. Thanks in great part to my dd, KB- techno-head and flower girl all rolled into one. The grandparents are coming tomorrow and we have been deep-cleaning, hauling stuff out, re-arranging, sorting clothes, scraping gross paint (a long story - more on that later- maybe) mowing our high grass and cooking for a week. On top of it all we went to the very late showing of Narnia last night and then the drive home from town put us in bed waaaay past our normal bed time.