Potato chips at midnight – terrible idea?  But I am living by a quote from one of my most favorite movies!  “Mmm… Terrible ideas.  Don’t you just love those!”  Kathrine From Under the Tuscan Sun.

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I am in an actual writing groove.  I have to keep going somehow and this craving snuck up on me.  I am on Chapter nine in my book outline.  Of course those pages are not filled as of yet, but the ideas and notes are there.  I have lots of background written.  It’s organizing that kills me!  I better keep writing before I get tired.  Or think about having to get up with Zander the early bird.

I saw this sign on Facebook of course,

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I saw this sign on Facebook of course, I am sure it’s been everywhere, but this year in Minnesota it’s the honest to God truth!  We came back from a little vacation in Las Vegas and my kids have been feeding the mosquitos very well!  My little pumpkin looks like she has contracted the chicken pox, poor thing.

We always seem to have the worst mosquitos where I live.  It’s deep in the woods and extremely humid here.  There is lots of grass and of course delicate new skin from the kids to feed on.  They love that.  They don’t bother me as much, probably because I am just used to them or my skin is old and leathery and difficult for them to chew through.  Who knows.  I just wish they would let up a little.  It’s making it impossible to go to the lake.  Not to mention we will have to take out a small loan soon to pay for Cortizone and repellent.  Have a bug free day!

We are on our way to the helicopter ride over and in the Grand Canyon!

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My garden is planted!  Finally!  I can’t believe it has taken this long, but hopefully it will be bountiful.  We planted our strawberry plants yesterday.  The kids are so excited about those starting to bear fruit.  The tomatoes didn’t freeze with the frost warning the other night and our corn and carrots have little leaves poking out of the ground.  I was most excited to plant a pumpkin patch, but unfortunately that was the last thing to get in the ground.  I really hope they sprout!

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”  Hebrews 11:1  HAVE FAITH AND IT WILL GROW!

Last night when I tilled up the two rows for the strawberries the smell of fresh dirt was heavenly.  There is something very magical about tilling the earth.  It’s grass, you till it’s dirt filled with grass, you till a little more it’s gray dirt and finally after a little water and tender care, you till yet again and it’s black earth filled with natural nutrients capable of producing natural food for your family to eat.  Granted it takes awhile, but when I don’t have to buy those vegetables from the store it will be so worth the wait.

Now it’s to keep those kiddos out of the dirt so our little super natural creations can grow.  My kids love dirt!  Whether it’s the box full of sand or a pile of dirt our neighbor left from fixing our driveway.  It really doesn’t matter.  And if there is water anywhere near that dirt well that’s just like hitting the kid lottery, let me tell you!  Especially my two-year old daughter, even in her black sparkly shoes splashing through the mud puddles is her very favorite pass time.

I actually don’t think I made the garden big enough.  With the late spring we had I was running out of time this year.  Next year I think I will make it larger, so we can have more room for herbs and maybe a couple of rows of blueberries.  A little better plan would probably work too.  I just love having the option and the room to grow as much as I can handle.  And I guess that is what it’s all about.  Not overwhelming myself with the possibilities, just being happy with what I have done.

5 June, 2013 10:19

We got our new camper! We are so excited to try it out!
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