Friday, June 29, 2007

4H fair week almost over! The boys did well with the few projects they took this year. Mike was champion and then grand champion in gardening, champion model airplane and reserve champion in needlework with his knitting. Both Matt and Aaron got all blues with their entries. We picked up animals today, and tomorrow we hand out ribbons and we are DONE for another year!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Birthday thinking

Yesterday was my 51st birthday. (How the heck did THAT happen?) I also met our new pastor for the first time. The two got me thinking about introductions. If you had to introduce yourself, and really try to convey the essence of who you are, what would you say? Five short sentences? Five nouns and then an explanation of what that means to you? Five points of your life that shaped who you are? Five people who have helped form you? I have no idea why "5", just a nice number, less than 6. excuse me while I play with this.....

Five nouns: 1. Christian
2. Wife
3. Mother
4. Grandmother
5. ????

The first four were easy. The fifth, not so easy. Reader? Bibliophile? Knitter? Master Gardner? Seamtress?

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


We moved all the raised beds from the back acres into the front side yard. HUGE job! But, with all the babies, getting into the back was very difficult. Now they are just a few yards away from the playground equipment. So, weeding can happen while the little ones are in the sand box.

Tomatoes, peppers and squash are in the ground so far. The next bed will be all paste tomatoes, and the next one is for green and yellow beans. After that, it's all play. Some cukes, some carrots, some eggplants. The potatoes stay in back as they require less maitenence after they are mulched.

Now, it's lovely to come into the AC and knit on the EZ pi shawl.

Monday, June 11, 2007


It's been busy here! Lots of birthdays, lots of activities, lots of heat! Fortunately, some knitting also got done. I finished the Cobweb shawl. But I think there is something wrong somewhere. At the increase rows, it looks as if it's ruffled? When I try to gently pull it out into shape, it doesn't seem to help. Hmmmm.......