My thoughts today are of war. My eldest daughter has left for Iraq. Talk of this time has gone on for over a year. Somehow I never thought of it as real — but now it has slapped me in the face. She is gone for 15-18 months. My mother and youngest daughter and I drove up to the area where she was and had dinner with her — it was lovely, but it seemed like the time went by too quickly and then she had to get ready to get on a plane.
So here is a photo of me and my girls. And I will pray daily that she will be safe over there.
On a lighter note — this three day weekend is going by quickly! Saturday morning I went to the farm market where I bought loads of fresh veggies like these —
I also bought a bunch of fresh beets — new for me. I never liked pickled or canned beets when I was a child, but I read recently about how good for you fresh beets are and to try them sliced in a salad. So I bought some to try. My tomato plants are still producing and I think I will roast some of my grape tomatoes later today and then freeze them for later in the year. I found a recipe for a summer vegetable casserole that I want to make with the eggplant and the squash.
Friday evening I picked up my mother and we went to the Final Friday art crawl. Saw some really cool things. It made me wish I had inherited that ability from my mother. My younger DD is the artist in the family. I am the only musician in the entire family. The new yarn shop Twist was open, so we stopped in there. I saw lots of things I am interested in. Nice shop, nice atmosphere. I will definitely go back.
My plans for today are just to get some things done around the house and search through my knitting patterns for new projects. I need to take my recyclables to the center, and I have some things that I want to list on the local Freecycle. I also need to make a trip to the grocery store and my younger daughter needs art supplies so we may go over to Hobby Lobby or Michael’s. She wants to work on a piece for the Day of the Dead show coming up — it is always a fun reception and event.
Here is an updated photo on the progress of my sock yarn log cabin blanket — not too much progress, but some!