Monday, August 24, 2009

New discs

Saturday, August 22, 2009

If I could

If I could have only one rule in my house, it would be: NO COMPLAINING.
Nada, no whining, griping, NOTHING.....nuff said!

That said, it is an absolutely beautiful day.....sunflowers, blue sky, not too hot...the trunk show sent out, all I have to do is figure out what I have to do today!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I never thought

I would ever come to care for this country......for starters it just wasn't home, and not a week went by that I wouldn't remind God of this. Sure the sunflowers grow here, and tomatoes, but it's hot and dry, and there aren't any trees to speak of, and certainly no mountains. What they might call a mountain wasn't even a respectable hill back home. And there was no ocean. And, and, and....on and on, for seven years.
til one day I realized I wouldn't go back "home", even if I could...that this place, with it's wide open horizons and sunflowers had become home, and I was grateful for my little piece of it.
Of course, knowing that God does have a sense of humor, I may be moving again soon....

Thursday, August 13, 2009

New pics

Monday, August 10, 2009


We took Punkin to the fair. We had been there on Friday, but a thunderstorm rolled through, with a lot of lightning, so we didn't let her buy the armband and do the rides. She was soaking wet from the alligator pool, so she didn't mind as much as she might have.
Saturday we went earlier, and it seemed like everyone we knew was there. Punkin galloped from ride to ride and from friends to friends, having a wonderful time. After a couple hours of this, it clouded up, and while she was on the Spider, it began to pour. She did several more enclosed rides, but decided to have one last go at the spinning bears on the way out. We stood there, in the rain, while she spun with a bunch of slightly smaller girls, chattering and laughing. I glanced over at the mother standing beside me and realized she'd been terribly burned at some point. Her calves were scarred from skin grafts, and her face was scarred badly as well. Curiousity welled up, but I repressed it, and we stood there chatting as the children spun wildly and laughed. As she collected her daughter, our eyes met, and I smiled.....then she smiled back and was gone. I stood there, blessing the rain that hid my tears, and hugged the Punkin tight.

Sunday, August 9, 2009


Accidental pizza dough from the fridge----sauce, cheese, peppers, a bit of leftover burger with Italian seasoning, chopped zucchini and onions sauted with lots of garlic, fresh tomato on top.....sorry, no leftovers!

This was just a downright weird day, on several levels. It would take a book to tell, so I won't....tomorrow I will lock the door and make beads....

Saturday, August 8, 2009


I ordered garlic yesterday......I've wanted to try it for a few years but never remembered to order it in the fall. I'm trying four different kinds, Balarus, Siberian, Oregon Blue and Chesnok Red. We saw some that appeared to be Oregon Blue at the fair, but it wasn't identified....just labeled as garlic. I figure I have just enough time to dig the side yard garden deeper so I can get this in the ground in more garlic from China!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Not so much today.....took an allergy pill last night and have a hangover today..

The air is cooler in the mornings already, little air currents creep through the open window and curl around my face, the puppy scratches his way under the sheet and curls up in my armpit with a sigh.

Saturday, August 1, 2009


reminded me of zucchini bread and since I planted ten+ squash plants this spring---it's a long story, the first planting didn't come up, so I replanted. Then they began popping up in spots I KNOW I didn't plant them, which leads me to believe that SOMETHING dug around in my garden and scattered things....anyway, now I have a lot of zucchini, with more on the way.
So. I had forgotten zucchini bread until Maggie suggested it, and amazingly enough, Mennonite Girls had a yummy looking recipe. I did change it just a bit, (Chuck would commit me if I didn't...) I added a teaspoon of Vindaloo curry along with the cinnamon. I'll let you know...


Watching the inflatable shark chasing the whale around on the neighbor's pool with every stray windgust that happens along.

It feels like summer broke---the air has a cleaner smell and feel today. Time to think about firewood and moose hunting. Oh, wait, no moose here....