Saturday, March 26, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
And then there was this:
For just $5 I got to reminisce back to 5 years old and wallow in all the mushrooms, turtles, and fire-spitting plants I could remember! I impressed myself by being able to recall many of the hidden power stars, money boxes, free men and secret tunnel pipes after decades of not playing. And if that wasn’t enough to take up all the free time I have, I spent another $5 on the Nintendo game I always wanted but we never bought: Super Mario Bros. 3!
I literally felt guilty for the entire half hour I played. I wasn’t avoiding any work that needed to be done though. I think this was just a deeply engrained guilt that has been planted in me somewhere along the way that playing video games is a waste of time and completely unproductive.
So, I also made this today:
With the sweet honey butter, it was the perfect afternoon dessert.
By the way, is anyone reading this? A couple people have told me they are but I would love it if people would start commenting. It would be great to know who my readers are, so please comment every once in a while.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Yes, those are purple potatoes mixed in there.
My husband wooed me with these lovely spuds a few years ago while we were still dating. Who doesn’t love purple food?! For years they were incredibly difficult to find in our grocery store, until now.
They are sold in a lovely, little fingerlings bag of mixed potatoes in our meager but present organic section. We resisted the ultimate temptation to devour all of them and I set some aside to root. I know some gardeners don’t recommend this, but an experienced gardener friend gave me the “thumbs up” so I am trusting her and this man who seemed to have a good experience.
So, they have been decorating the corner of my kitchen for a few weeks now. Soon they will decorate the corner of my garden.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
I am ushering in Spring with this sweet little piece I have decided to call “Buds & Leaves.”
And on that note, Bluebonnets will be here soon!
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Lent is the time spent in preparation for the cross of Jesus Christ. I find Easter Sunday significantly more joyful when the forty days before are spent in reflection and though it is difficult, repentance. I try not to rush to the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus by walking slowly through Ash Wednesday, the forty days of Lent, Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday. Often, Christians choose to “give up” something and/or take up a new practice during Lent to aid in being more reflective in this season of the Church.
Greg and I spent our Ash Wednesday morning driving to a town near Dallas. As a consequence, we missed all services in our town. After a full day in a dentist chair, (more on that later,) I got creative with some hotel matches, a soap dish and a little “blood of Christ.”
We were grateful for this website to aid us in our reflection as we marked each other’s foreheads in ash with a reminder of our plight without the grace of Jesus Christ.