Archive for July, 2007

Welcomed warfare…


I love this post by Becca over at Mother Earth’s Garden. I’ve had thoughts like this before, but it’s fun to see someone actually doing it. One way to leave the earth a bit better than it was before you got here.

The above photo is of one of the many stray hollyhocks that beautify our backyard/alley area.

The photo below features a basket containing the plant that Jake (age 3) refers to as “my chartreuse”. I love that.


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I mentioned that a friend is producing a short film. Casting calls are this Saturday, July 28th. Filming will be the weekend of August 17th here in the Dayton area. If you’re at all interested, post a comment and I’ll get you her e-mail address and that. Seriously, if you have any acting aspirations at all, you’re welcome to try out!

Also, I have another friend who is trying to start an in-home daycare business. If you’re in the Dayton area and are looking for childcare, check out her post on our neighborhood blog. She is a neighbor and a good friend and I’d love to see this happen for her!

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I love this time of night, especially when it’s raining. This photo is from a big storm that we had last week. The night sounds are indicating that a similar storm is brewing now.


When we first moved into our house, we swore one of the first things that we were going to do was remove the aluminum awnings from the house. We were way to hip for old looking awnings and, um, shade from the sun. I think it only took the first night lying in bed hearing the “tink, tink, tink” of the raindrops on the metallic shades to convince us that maybe we should rethink that decision. 7.5 years later and the awnings are one of the things we have left and still love about the house. You never know.

Anyway, I love a night storm. I’m often the only one left up at this time of night, and I enjoy this time. The world has shut down for a bit, the kids are snuggled and asleep, Bald Man has acquiesced to my need for some space in the evening before turning into bed. Plus, there’s that whole occasional insomnia, and ever-present “why can’t I fall asleep”, issue as well.

So, here I sit. A little music, a little rain, a little quiet, a bit of space at the end of the night. There are desires, needs, preferences that will continue to change for me as I mature and develop. I don’t think this is one. This is part of me, and I imagine will be always.

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It’s been a crazy busy weekend, but a really good one. And very fun because I can say that I did two things I’ve never done before!

1. Auditioned at an open casting call for a short film. (Yes, you, I did actually do it. 😛 ) No, I don’t really think I can act. It was for fun. But I do get to be the still photographer for the production, which I am extremely excited about! I will write more on this tomorrow, hopefully.

2. Learned to make spring rolls. There’s a ton of hard work that goes into those! Especially when your hosts insist on you chopping everything by hand the first time! But they were so much fun and are going to be yummy. And, the best part was the sense of community and sharing old and new relationships as we all sat cooking and rolling together. Great time. More on that to come, too.

Maybe that would be a good goal. Every weekend, try one new thing that I’ve never attempted before. That sounds like fun, yeah? 😉

How was your weekend?

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We SAHMs get a lot of teasing about sitting around watching soaps and eating bonbons. I figured, as long as we’re taking the slack for it, I might as well figure out what a bonbon is and what’s so great about it.

Mmmm….this is an ice cream bonbon from Trader Joe’s. Cookie crust bottom, ice cream, covered in chocolate. Yum.

Now I just have to find a good soap to get lost in. 😉 Who’s coming over?


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Peach Berry Cobbler





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