Wednesday, November 28, 2007

So, It's Pretty much White Male Oldies...


...so said my young son while discussing presidents and how old they have to be and who had done the job previously. Out of the mouths of babes as they say, although this may change in his lifetime.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

All over but the pie



Thanksgiving came and went amongst the busiest week ever(yay) at The Video Shop, a nearly broken foot involving a trip to the hospital, and yesterday a migraine. Here are some photos of the great day in the middle of all that.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Cooking

I was just saying to someone about a week ago that my young son seems to have no interest in cooking. Well some things are starting to change! I have been cooking and talking about food a whole lot for the past 10 days and L is starting to take an interest. He woke up wanting to make pancakes and wondered if I would help him. He ate pancakes twice that day and woke up the next day to make them again. I think this would have continued all week had it not been for (sigh) school. One day he even helped me make carrot soup for dinner. Getting him to eat it is the real challenge, I made him taste it and he didn't run outside to spit it out so I think there is hope. Food is such an interesting thing, really. We all eat it every day and we all have such different tastes and backrounds. Most of us don't think of it except when deciding what to make for dinner or thinking I can't or shouldn't eat that because of some dietary restriction either self-imposed or an allergy or condition. Food can be so much more than that! Some of my best times have been sitting around the table with friends talking, laughing, and eating real good food. Food gives us what we need to survive but it also serves as a social means of feeding us on a whole other level.
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Friday, November 16, 2007

Time of Change


It really feels like fall now. Most of the leaves are on the ground, the slant of the sun is different and palette of color has become more subtle though no less beautiful. Oh, and the chill is in the air!

I am also striving for a change. I have begun to include as many local foods in my diet as possible. This is no small task! I have been reading a book called "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" by Barbara Kingsolver. This is a family's story about changing their diet to all local foods for a year and how and why they achieved it. I know that doesn't really sound so interesting but I assure you it is. This book is full of personal stories as well as the politics of farming and the politics of our food choices. For instance, she discusses how buying an organic vegetable from California when you live thousands of miles away might not be the best choice for the planet, the freshness and flavor factor, or your local economy. It is all very intriguing to me and I urge you to get a copy from your local library.

Change is good!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Being a Christian is just like being a pumpkin or Why my blog sucks


My Blog has suffered lately with not too many postings as well some poor writing..I do apologize to you all who might actually read it. I have had a few comments made directly to me about it! I am suffering from the "I don't want to offend anybody with anything ever!" syndrome. I always find something great and often funny that I want to put on my blog and then I will think of a person that I may offend and well, then it doesn't happen. For instance, after trick-or-treating this year we were going through L's treats and came across a little baggie with a few pieces of candy and a small pamphlet. I took it out and found a simple little tale which was trying to somehow link Christianity with halloween. Therein I found the funny line "Being a Christian is just like being a pumpkin". Well I thought it was funny and had a good chuckle over it and wanted to share but...I immediately thought of several people whom I might offend. Never wrote a word that week, not one. So here I am hopefully not offending anyone and I apologize if I have. But I am now going to try to write better, more often, well I may make someone angry now and then.