For Today . . . September 22, 2009
Outside my window. . . a very hot summer day but with golden leaves and combined fields! It's +28 degrees C and the forecast is for +30 tomorrow. This is not a typical September at all!!
I am thankful . . . for help with emptying the garden today!
And I am also thankful . . . for such a bounty of fresh produce that we can store up for winter eating.
I am praying . . . for good health and safety in the weeks ahead.
I am thinking . . . about things I can make with all the small and short carrots that we've dug out of the garden.
I am celebrating . . . the great pictures we got yesterday with four of our grandkids. (We missed you, Samuel!)
From the kitchen . . . "The Thigh Who Loved Me" ( a chicken dish), baked potatoes, sauteed beets, corn on the cob and watermelon. - maybe some more applesauce and a fruit cobbler tonight.
I am wearing . . . blue capris, pink sleeveless tshirt and crocs.
I am reading . . . A Blade of Grass by Lewis DeSoto - still working on this. It's quite a story!
I am hoping . . . that my visa will be delivered tomorrow! I know it's in Edmonton now.
I am hearing . . . Helayna chatting as she draws "paths going up the big hills" in a little paper book that we made. She's using "the very large crayons" and says "the white only dries out". I love her conversations!
I am creating . . . a mini travel album - actually got a few pieces of paper cut for this!
Around the house and yard . . . beets, carrots and potatoes to pick up from the garden where they were dug out this morning - laundry to change up - and lots of toys scattered around as Helayna, Silas and Heather are visiting with us for a few days!
One of my favourite things . . . sitting outside on the patio on warm evenings as the stars come out.
A few plans for the rest of the week . . . major garden digging, windows to wash, laundry and mending to take care of, lots of playing with grandchidren, a haircut and appointment in the city.
Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you . . . taken by Jonathan as seven of them hiked from Moraine Lake to Lake O'Hara on Saturday. They crossed a glacier along the 20 km trail and have many stories to share. Bob has been out on the trails alot this year!!