Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
So, without further ado: food.
We are big canners in our family (and by we, I mean my father-in-law and I). Here you will see some of the beautiful salsa we canned this year, and grape jelly from last year...our last jar (the horrors of store-bought jelly!) You can also see the pretty pickled beets peeking thru on the right. We can and we freeze. We freeze and we can. Pictures of frozen things aren't nearly as pretty. Green beans, salsa, spaghetti sauce, and applesauce in glass jars are much prettier.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Sunday, August 16, 2009
We had a MAJOR storm on Monday. I spent all afternoon cleaning up downed limbs at my house, my parent's house and various neighbor's houses. School started on Wednesday. My kids were ready, and so was I. We have finally finished painting and laying new bamboo floors in both the kids rooms. They also swapped rooms, and got a whole new redecorate in the process. This has occupied a lot of my brain space. My company bought a new business last week. I have been traveling, orienting new employees, setting up new computers and the like. Next week I go out of town to Georgia. Soccer practice has started for both kids, and football will be here before we know it. I am looking forward to fall. I miss wine Wednesdays with my bestest friends. I haven't been exercising like I should be for the triathlon in 4 weeks. Molly got the teacher she wanted for 2nd grade. Me too, as she is a dear, dear friend of mine. Where does the time go these days? I got to have beers with one of my old work buddies this week. I don't go out like that enough any more. I have been spending a lot of time in my car lately...sometimes in silence, other times with the music blaring. Most times with s book-on-tape filling the time. Tonight we go to our friend's house for fresh crab from the Virginia coast. A 'last hurrah' to summer. I can't wait. Fall is on it's way. Will there be a little peace as well? Only time will tell!
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Out the front windshield...
Out the driver's side window. Doesn't this look a little like a watercolor painting?
I really love this one!
Sunday, August 9, 2009
- picking up and moving to Europe?
- changing jobs?
- uprooting your family in favor of a simpler life?
Just a few things we have been pondering this weekend without children at home...
man I miss them.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
this was painful
I really wanted to work on using my camera's timer, but didn't get that done this week...
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
ps, these and other caterpillar photos are over at my flickr photostream!