Friday, December 14, 2012

Little Artist

When my son dropped the kids off at my home yesterday he told me that Kyla likes to draw. So, after her nap I sat her at my work space with a notebook and pencil and watched her gleefully make her little pictures. I believe we have another budding artist in the family!!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Trains and Waffles

I often think about how wonderful our neighborhood is and this weekend was another great reminder of that. Our nextdoor neighbors hosted their 3rd annual "Trains and Waffles" party this past Saturday.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Garbage Soup Memories

When I was growing up it was not uncommon for my dad to clean out the refrigerator on a Sunday afternoon and put together into what he called "garbage soup". He would take all the leftover bits of meat and vegetables and put almost all of it into a big pot with some broth and make soup for dinner.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Life Lesson from my Garden

My summer garden is still producing tomatoes but the rest of the planting area is abandoned and has been for months. Call it neglect. Call it a bad year. Whatever it caused my garden to yield very little during a time of year that I'm used to abundance.

So yesterday, after enjoying an extra hour of sleep, I decided it was time to get my fall/winter garden planted. The nursery area at Home Depot is usually my first stop when I need garden soil, fertilizer and plants. I was somewhat perplexed though when I saw shelves lined with summer plants. They had tomatoes, zucchini squash and cucumbers. Granted, we are experiencing warm weather and these plants would probably do okay for about 3-4 weeks.  But, when they need those hot afternoons to bring out the best in what they have to offer, our weather will be cooling down rather than warming up.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Ode to a Grand Imagination

My grandson can enjoyably play with just about anything and has a much longer attention span than you'd expect from a 3-year-old. Yesterday I watched him turn something ordinary into something extraordinary!!!