On the lighter side…
This week has been busy, disconnected, and really fun. My kids started back to school yesterday–my oldest a freshman this year (unbelievable! My baby boy. In high school!). At the same time I’m finishing up grading term papers from summer school, fussing around with lots of home projects, and I’m trying to figure out just where the past three months have gone (I swear if I root around in the back of the pantry I’ll find a whole two weeks of summer hiding back there in a forgotten tupperware). I’m in denial even as I’m feeling that rush of fun that fall brings. School supplies, a chill in the air in the morning, a discussion with my Mom about our holiday plans (already!).
Because my life has been in transition recently, my thoughts are bouncing all over the place today. So here are a few random thoughts from the “lighter side” of life:
–Would you give your daughter a book encouraging her to be a “Warriorette” for the Lord? (and can you think of any better term for a woman warrior? )
–A friend who’s going campaigning for Prop 8 said that she was told to dress “comfortably” for the door-to-door work. How would you dress if you were headed out for this task? Jeans & tee? Skirt & flipflops?
–Do you have any “back-to-school” rituals in your family? While I was growing up my Dad often gave us blessings. This is how we celebrated this year.
–What’s growing in your garden these days? Are you starting to see some frost? In SoCal our colder-than-usual summer has meant far less produce from our gardens. I also had a bad bout of powdery mildew that took out most of my cucumbers and some of my squash. How about you and your summer efforts at “growing your own”?
–Did you know that Brooke’s spouse just released a music CD with his band Faded Paper Figures? Go take a listen–you’ll love it!
–Can y’all send any good cabbage recipes my way? Our CSA had a boom cabbage year and my fridge is now full of green and purple cabbages. Family-friendly vegetarian recipes would be especially desirable.
The blogworld has been so politically focused lately (Sarah Palin! Gay Marriage!), I’d love just to shift the tone a bit and hear what else is on your minds. Do you have some thoughts/links/photos to share with all of us?
Photo by Big Brown House