For Today . . . August 10, 2009
Outside my window. . . cloudy, cool and +20 degrees F - one of those coolish summer days.
I am thankful . . . for the opportunity to worship, be nourished and challenged in my faith community.
And I am also thankful . . . for phone calls with our children (I know I've said this before but it's still something I cherish).
I am praying . . . that all children enrolled in the Compassion program would be able to continue their education successfully, without worrying about having to go to work to help support their families.
I am thinking . . . how wonderful it was to see my best college friends again - even when the occasion was a celebration of life.
I am celebrating . . . my Mom's 76th and my Dad's 77th birthdays this week.
From the kitchen. . . oatmeal with saskatoons for breakfast, leftover borscht for lunch and a whole bunch of fresh garden veggies with steaks for supper. Oh, I guess I should mention the chocolate zucchini cake too!
I am wearing . . . black warmup pants, red tshirt and crocs.
I am reading . . . Fires in the Dark by Louise Doughty - a novel about Romany culture up to and during World War II
I am hoping . . . to write some letters and send off cards this week.
I am hearing . . . Amy Grant singing from Time Again
I am creating . . . an accordion folder scrapbook project with pictures from our Jasper camping trip.
Around the house and yard . . . Bob picked (what a help that was!) and I froze 5 pails of raspberries yesterday, 2 pails of saskatoons to put away today, cucumbers waiting to be pickled - the garden is in full production and the house is on hold!!
One of my favourite things . . . pictures of fruits, vegetables, trees and flowers.
A few plans for the rest of the week . . . staying ahead of the garden, picking strawberries (the last ones at the upick farm, I think), helping Bob with a silage making project, and hopefully getting down to help Heather with their packing.
Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you . . . saskatoons hanging heavy and ripe on our 4 bushes. So far we've picked 5 ice cream pails full and I think there are 2 more to still pick. We have never seen so many huge berries as this year.