May 29, 2008
May 27, 2008
We just set up a blanket outside on the deck and got stuff done. Little things but lots of them. We made some pretty fairy jingles out of some wood letter “o”s that I got from the store a while back. I just sanded the edges till smooth so Lo would have a nice comfortable grip and then used a beeswax and lavender finish on them to bring out the grain and protect.
I ‘ve been thinking of different woodworking projects to try out and came up with a great template for an intarsia puzzle. Actually, my head has been just spinning the last couple of weeks with ideas for so many things. Toy making, kid clothes design, photography, garden art, painting, writing, and so on. My ADD brain just jumps from one thing to the next. Things are only half planned out and then I’m on to the next thing. At some point I come back to everything with the cycle staring again-all the while adding MORE ideas. Wheeeeeeeeeeee!! It can be an all consuming Bacchanalia, relentless and overwhelming. It can also be a fun, exciting, and very satisfying ride if I can just harness the thoughts and the time-keep everything “filed and organized” so that I don’t just shut down and do NOTHING…
a trellis for the “entrance” to the play garden, walking sticks, a “spirit stick” or two, and a few sets of tree blocks.
The greenhouse! We have plans for beatification. Huz and I mounted some chimes, I mounted Lo’s birdhouse as well, finally cleaned all the speckles of paint off the greenhouse door, planted some sugar snap peas to grow up the sides
"Karen from our list sent this along this morning and I was shocked. They have in one contest excluded over 2 million children! To find out about their contest, visit this link The fine print for the contest reads:
'Contest is open only to legal US residents, over the age of 18 with children in either elementary, private or parochial schools that serve grades PreK-6. No home schools will be accepted.'
Comments can be made at: http://www.subway.%20com/Applications%20/CustService/%20frmCustomerServi%20ce.aspx"
Lame, lame, lame!!!! Check this out: http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/05/subway_bans From the above link: "Homeschoolers, offended by the ban, spontaneously -- and almost literally overnight -- organized a national Subway boycott that already has Subway's corporate spokesman hunkering down. All this happened over a holiday weekend, a time when people usually have better things to do. Imagine the impact today when millions of homeschooling parents are back in front of their computers, and discover what Subway has done to them.
So, if a kid wins athletic equiptment for his school, do the "illegal" kids not get to play on it?!?!?
May 25, 2008
May 23, 2008
Clouds over the mountains
Martini glass, blech! We use them for Margaritas!!
May 22, 2008
1/2 pound pencil-thin asparagus, tough ends trimmed
2 cups cold water
1/4 pound spinach, tough stems removed, rinsed well
4 scallions, cut into 2-inch lengths
1 ripe avocado, pitted and peeled
1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
Freshly ground pepper
4 to 6 fresh sorrel leaves, for garnish (optional)
Halve cucumber lengthwise; cut one half into eighths and the other into 1/4- inch dice. Set aside. Cut asparagus spears into 2-inch lengths. Puree in a blender with 1/2 cup cold water until smooth.
Toss the carrots, walnuts and 1/2 cup pineapple with 1/2 cup of the flour in a small bowl and set aside.
Whisk the remaining 1 1/2 cups flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, baking soda, baking powder and salt together in a medium bowl.
In another large bowl beat the eggs and sugar with an electric mixer until thick and light, about 5 minutes. While continuing to beat the eggs slowly, gradually add the oil, and then the pureed carrot.
Scatter the dry ingredients over the wet and then gently fold them together to make a loose batter. Gently fold the nuts, carrots, and pineapple into the batter. Pour into the prepared pans. Bake the cakes until firm to the touch and a cake tester comes out clean, about 45 minutes. Cool cakes in pans on a rack for 25 minutes. Turn cakes out of pans and cool completely on the rack.
But we'll fill our summer with fun, still see some of her Waldorf friends for playdates, explore and learn, travel, and invite Miss P and her family to come up and go hiking with us in our "back yard". She's still asleep this morning but I hope today's blue sky and pink morning sun on the mountains will fill her with the promise of more time with Mommy and Dea...and Summer.
2. Roses from my sweetie
3. Butterflies-I SWEAR I'll hang them up in Lo's room today
4. Lo sleeping in her pink TUTU
5. Her first self-tied shoe! She just came up and said,"Mommy! I tied my own shoe!" NO ONE had attempted to sit and teach her yet!
6. SCOOT-Our Astoundingly Adventurous Amorous African Clawed Run Away Attack Frog!
May 21, 2008
1. Part of one of my acrylic paintings
2. Orange Tunes
3. Gnomies and such
4. Part of the twisty slide at the park
5. Abstract star
6. Our pizza!
7. More of the painting
May 20, 2008
May 19, 2008
I came upon this idea at Joy in the Journey! Looks like FUN, but where to get a whiskey barrel?!?!? I also found these amazing mushroom seats!
Let us know what’s up in your backyard!!!!!