Sam’s first practice with the U-10 (under 10) girls’ team Red.
Celebrating the sale of my story “Pappadum Pizza” with pappadum.
The neighborhood cats really enjoy our outdoor lawn furniture. In true cat style, they think we put the bench out for them.
Sam hitches a ride on a kayak out to the island at Sherando Lake.
Making pesto from the basil in the garden.
I’ve neglected the garden horribly this year and it looks a tangled mess, but it is still pumping out tomatoes at an unbelievable rate. Peppers, collards and basil still abound. The cucumbers succumbed to bacterial wilt, probably from an infestation of cucumber beetles Only one edamame plant sprouted and Sam declares we will be eating the pods in a few days.
And just this week, the sunflowers bloomed.
And you are all dressed for the pool… it seemed perfectly reasonable for AC and Sam to run around in the rain, since they were already dressed in their bathing suits. Then, to get out of the rain, they climbed into an (empty) compartment of the compost bin. Apparently it was quite cozy and pleasant. Oh, the things I miss because my foot is in a cast
Sam was invited to join the Little Gym’s advanced gymnastics team this year– the Jets. Only two Jets showed up today. Maybe the Sharks got em?
When I went to make dinner this evening, I discovered a reindeer cooling off in the fridge.
from Heidi and Tristan, who now live in NC.
I sold a story to Highlights Magazine this month and the check came in the mail today. For so many reasons–no, actually for just ONE reason (my left foot)–I needed this good news about now.
I also thought about titling this, “Bear Bottom at the Dentist.”
enjoy the utility of the knee scooter.
Emma Bear enjoys listening to the History of Rome podcast.