summer 2011

summer 2011

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

out and about.....

Chicken and bacon and pickles and eggs and hot sauce and onions and frozen pizza pockets (yuck, but they LOVE them)...and some 90% dark chocolate for Joseph and I, and coconut oil...coconut milk,and chocolate milk...I had a coupon:)

First we went to Ollie's. It's rather far, over in the suburbs where I grew up, but I wanted to check out the book section for some homeschooling workbooks. I found a few good ones. I got construction paper and poster board and some interesting snacks...things you don't find in a regular store. I bought myself some cherry Larabars, I like to keep a bar in my purse, for those times I get hungry, and would rather eat it than binge or splurge on something I don't need.

Sonja K., Charlotte Claire, and Camille joined me today.

Emily came over and picked up Kathryn, Evelyn, Suzanne, cousin Olivia, and Jonathan, and brought them to Ithaca to go to a waterfalls they like, and out for smoothies.

We got home, and Aaron was here for a visit. I made a pot of coffee, and we was so nice.

He had to leave to go to work...and we had to get in that pool and cool off. We don't have air conditioning, but I don't mind for the most part. As long as the pool is running and we can get in and get refreshed, it holds me for a while.

The little girls just came in from the garden. Paul has been making these really interesting smoothies for us for breakfast, with avocado, greens from the yard, flax seed, blueberries, and unsweetened almond milk. I am not saying it's delicious, but it's not bad, and it's healthy.

Exciting things:

Grandma invited us down for a visit in Florida this winter. We may just take her up on it. I really want to work out the details and make it happen. Life is short, and visiting Grandma is really really fun.

And now...the little girls are chatty so off I go to listen instead of sitting here saying Uh-Huh.

1 comment:

Marilyn said...

Florida is lovely! I's sure you know that already. We went there for about 5 years in a row for the month of Feb/March....a bit of each month and we stayed right on the beach on Siesta Key just off Sarasota on the gulf. It was heaven on earth. We haven't been for about 4 years now, but is certainly is a beautiful spot.

Marilyn from Canada