Saturday, May 19, 2012

 We got to talk to Anna this morning on Skype...and then we chatted again on facebook.  Yesterday marks the one month until she returns.  Hurray! We are both homesick for each other.  What beautiful smiles!  This picture was taken on Anna's 19th birthday.  Anna says Sheri is definitely ready for baby #7 to be born. 
 This is Anna with her missionary family.  They are playing Settlers of Catan.  Evidently this is a popular game. Thanks for the pictures, Sheri.
 My pole beans are doing well on the hanging planter...on the north side of our home.
My fenugreek and lemongrass are doing very well.  I also planted cilantro, many kinds of peppers, and lots of lettuces.
 My lone jalepeno far. 
 The hummingbirds are all over.  Welcome back!  I miss them over the winter. 
 Today I drove my dad all over amish country in search of onion sets.  Yes, it's late for them but we finally bought a pound each of red, white, and yellow onions.  Also bought 50# of yukon seed potatoes for only $18.  I had to take a picture of the honeybee hives for Allen.  This farm is off Woodburn Road called Westham Produce Supply (37808 Westham Lane).
 Speaking of honeybees...Allen built a small observation hive and placed in on the porch.
 I enjoy watching the busyness of it all.  Ranger the cat is quite curious with it...and loves to poke his nose in the entrance. 
 Abigail came over for the first time in a long time this week.  She was ecstatic to see Maggie and said, "Maggie...we cook?!  We cook?  Please, Maggie, let's cook!"  There was nothing Maggie could do but smile and say okay.  Fortunately, I had a bag of herbed dough from Trader Joes, and Abigail picked up my shopping list and assumed it was a recipe.  All they needed was lots of flour!
 Ranger accidentally got locked out of the garage last night, so he slept on a bit of rug I was airing out.  Once he saw us he had quite a bit to say about sleeping out!
 This past Sunday was Mother's Day...a huge event around here!  It felt like a double Christmas!  I received the most wonderful cards.  Ruthie gave me a molcajete to make guacamole.  She knew how much I like the molcajetes at the mexican restaurant.  Thanks, Ruthie.
 Since Maggie and I both wanted a marble slab, they gave me a large one.  I love the color!  Thanks, everyone.  Now for some serious candy and fondant making!  I also received a cd in the mail from my friend, Lynn.  It's in my car...where I've been enjoying it all week.  Thanks, Lynn.
 I was able to find a fantastic deal on organic tomato powder on eBay this week.  I've been shopping for it for awhile so I can make tomato/basil bread using Panera Bread's recipe. 
 Our town has a new store called Ollies.  It is a huge discount store that has a wonderful book section...especially for cookbooks and Christian books.  I bought this $70 cooking reference book for $15.  It has great step-by-step pictures.  I bought some more for birthday I'll have to wait to post those.
 Anna, these last two pictures are for you.  I completely organized the two bookshelves in the music room.  I even labeled all the shelves.  It will be nicer when we move all  your bedroom furniture back upstairs! (Anna ~ You won't recognize the white bookshelf.  The brown shelf broke so I got the white one from freecyle to use until we build stronger shelves in the closet.)

This was an exhausting week for me, so next week I am being selfish about keeping Friday free.  It'll make Wednesday extra hard, but hopefully I will thank myself.

The weather this spring has been just perfect.  Even now the evenings are still in the 50s...too cold to swim.  But I love this.  Such lovely breezes.
Here's a picture of my latest knitted dishcloth.  I love these colors.  I also like the way the colors changed at the right time:-)

Enjoy your weekend.  Many blessings ~ Kathie

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Lots of good things growing at your house. I'm sure you are excited about the return of your daughter. I'm sure she's been greatly missed.