"That was the best breakfast I've had in a long time!" exclaimed Case. Nevermind the pancakes, banana peanut butter smoothies, greek yogurt with fruit, etc. that have been made, it genuinely makes me smile that a bowl of Fruity Pebbles made his day. ha ha.
have a seat
A project Mom and Dad finished this afternoon...purchased for $2 each, recovered in a gorgeous pool blue, a touch of paint and a shine to the wood. Oh, to think of all the people who may have sat in these chairs, sharing the stories of themselves, and the sitting and talking that is yet to come.
giraffes graced the stage, Simba grew to an adult right before our eyes, shadow puppet interludes evoked emotion, Rafiki sang from her very core, dancers became blades of grass...if you've never been and have the opportunity to experience The Lion King on stage - it is truly magic
A quick shower of rain fell a few nights ago, with promises from channel-such-and-such and channel-so-and-so that more was to follow...I awoke, peered out the window, walked, looked up into the gray clouds, did yoga, checked for raindrops in the parking lot...no rain, not today and tomorrow it is warming up again.
...is a lover of squirrels, her Wheetie boy, took me and my sisters to New York City for the first time, eloped with Dad to North Carolina, sings while she drives, is a pyrex collector, writer, lived on the corner of Front and Ivy in downtown San Diego, is a little sister, nicknamed "Pog" from her parents, was a cheerleader, loves a spice cake on her birthday, shares the very best old movies with me, grew up in Meadville PA, worked at Johnny's in high school, helps me at the farmers' market every week, has a special place in her heart for Niagara Falls, used to have slumber parties with her girlfriends, has always had kitties, makes the most delicious chili, loves and adores her three girls, is just a phone call or quick drive away, knows me much better than I know myself, and makes the most beautiful memories everyday, as I grow older-I see more and more clearly how hard she worked to raise us all up with grace and build wonderfully close, unique relationships with each one of us, thank you, Mom, I love you... happy birthday! xoxo
cake of butternut
While flipping through a pumpkin and squash cookbook (thank you, Tammie) I found a recipe for a cake made of butternut, much like how you would use carrot. Only a butternut is hard like a rock and slippery to cut open and grate, after a google search, viewing a video, setting myself up on the floor of my kitchen with a knife, peeler and cutting board, I think I've earned an uncooked-butternut-cut-open-peel-and-grate badge.
gummy worms + chocolate
Picked up a little bit of sunshine from elementary school today, just us... a run and hug, a frozen yogurt date, a penny in the fountain, chattering about Miss M, his like-yet dislike for peanut butter, what to be for Halloween, how his cousin loves Barney the most. An afternoon with my best friend's six year old son...precious, thank you, Carrie!
10.4.....purple bats hung above the front door with care, in hopes that costumed ghosts and goblins soon would be there
10.3.....the Paper Source mail catalog, too pretty to just recycle after devouring the ideas, colors and new products, so I made blossom brooches for my sister to wear
10.02.....cute furry feet that jump and curl up next to me, when he's not scratching and biting things that is