G helping me make coconut milk pudding. A little later, when S was making veggie dip from scratch, I realized how good it is that my girls know how to find and make a recipe if they want something to eat. No need to go and buy a ready-made product from the store.
I took M and G and their friend to a pre-season university football game (Rams) on Friday night. Normally, Neil takes them, but he couldn't go until half time (I went home when he arrived :)). The girls like it because they can roam around, sit wherever they want, and watch the cheerleaders during regular season games. We like it because there's almost no cost, unlike Rider games. (Neil enjoys the football, too.)
These two weeks... lots of work, cooking, and getting ready for school. I had little time for daily photos, but still managed to do it! Overall, this is not my favourite bunch of photos as I know I can do better, but they captured life at this time (at least some of it) and that's my main goal.
My desk at work with everything I need close at hand. My Evoluent vertical mouse directly in front of my arm (and not over to the right) keeps tendonitis away. To do this, I have to use a mini keyboard which I don't love, but accept.
Sundays have become cooking days at our house. We cooked seven things from scratch today - four for the upcoming week and three for supper. This is a stew I love, before adding the stock (Bison & Sweet Potato Stew - without beef heart and with a couple large carrots added). The smell is divine!
I'm embarrassed to say these flowers - my favourite - were completely obscured until I spent two hours pulling weeds today. Their leaves are littered with weed seeds. So glad to see these! I thought we had lost all of our echinacea over the winter. There are several more volunteers, too. I think they'll bloom next year.
Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart - Unknown
Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice. - Anton Chekhov
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. - Wayne Gretzky
You are getting your wants confused with your needs. - Stacy Julian's dad
We are weaving character every day, and the way to weave the best character is to be kind and to be useful. Think right, act right; it is what we think and do that makes us who we are. - Elbert Hubbard
I have made this letter longer than usual, only because I have not had the time to make it shorter. - Blaise Pascal
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
- Cyril Connolly
To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of
to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
to leave the world a little better;
whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is the meaning of success.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson