|one of my favorite things lately: brandywine tomatoes from the garden|
…missing my pals from college. The nearest is 2 1/2 hours away and it’s been ages since I’ve seen most of them. My college buds are all funny, creative, supportive, and generally wonderful. I adore them and think of them everyday. Luckily I can keep up with most of them on Facebook and I can stalk my friend Brigitte, via her new blog. Now if Oliver could just jump on the social media train, I’d be much more satisfied.
|in other garden news: this is the largest of our dozen butternut squash|
…craving avocado. Unfortunately (and fortunately) for me, Clarissa and Veronica seem to have avocado radar. Every time I cut one open, they end up eating 3/4 of it, or more.
|a preview of one of the upcoming soup recipes|
…anticipating September. It will bring a three day weekend for Steve, the start of regular season football, my Autumn soup series (I already have two recipes prepared), apple picking, and with a little luck, a trip to Wollersheim Winery. Steve and I have wanted to go to Wollersheim for more then five years, now. I think it’s about time we made the trip.
|because even a terrible picture of me is better than a picture of a giant spider…|
…thinking about spiders. A couple days ago, a very large spider (think the size of a half dollar), got into the house when I opened the front door. I had an anxiety attack that kept me from doing anything other than staring at the spider, until it crawled across the floor, up the wall, and into the cold air return. Now it is MIA in my home. This is the third day of thinking every little thing I see in my peripheral vision is a spider. Spiders are in my dreams. I’m scared to go in my living room. I walk around, looking at the floor, for fear of stepping on a spider. I know it’s all very irrational, but that’s what a phobia is, right? An irrational fear?
|a snap I came across this morning, from a walk we took last October; perfect for a Currently post, right?|
…singing If You’re Happy and You Know It, with many creative verses. The girls learned Wheels on the Bus and quickly started asking what everything did on the bus-skunks, noodles, sisters, shoes, and so on. Steve recently taught the girls If You’re Happy and You Know It and the same thing happened. They like it when we sing verses like, “if you’re happy and you know it, eat your peanut butter,” and “if you’re happy and you know it, meow like a kitty.” The words don’t always work with the tune of the song, but Clarissa and Veronica get such a kick out of it.
|from the same walk|
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