Our house is slowly, slowly coming together and feeling more and more like our home. It's only taken like eight months or so. Haha. We still have a ways to go, but it's getting there...
This week we had a new console delivered for behind the sofa. It was quite an adventure getting this thing - I think it's been like eight weeks in the
There are very rare occasions where taking the trash to the curb is my chore. (<Insert three cheers for Kenny here>.) This means that I rarely visit one side of my house - no real reason to if I am not schlepping the trash cans and recycling bins out front.
I am on trash duty this week, and, it seems we are growing "grape leaf
Lately, the Clarks have been loving Mo Phillips' song "The Princess and The Cowboy". Ok, I'll be honest. I love it the most and when it comes on Kids Place Live on XM, I turn up the volume and sing my heart out. Which means, by default, the rest of the gang has come to like it. I'll chalk that up to my overwhelming enthusiasm
Seriously, this is getting crazy! We are smothered in figs with still more on the tree. LOL!
And, based on some information from my sister-in-law, I fear that our fig tree is just a young one. See, she recently met her neighbor out back who was picking figs from her own fig trees. She had over 100, and apparently one of her trees is as
Know what we did this week?
Hahahaha! Oh dear heavens. Snipping figs from a tree in my own backyard is something I never, ever, ever imagined myself doing. Until this week, I've never eaten a fig, so the thought of ever being in the presence of a fig tree, let alone HAVING one, never crossed my mind until I inherited one when we
I was going through pictures this weekend and realized I never shared a number of funnies from our moving / unpacking / setting up house adventures. And since we still have a garage full of stuff to go through, I have a feeling there's a whole lot of hilariousness hiding out in boxes waiting to be discovered.
Here's today's gem - Kenny set up this
Recently, I have been sad-ish because I miss being home. When I am feeling down, I like to think of things to snap me out of it. Like this: my kids are having a really tremendous experience out here. The childcare program they attend is unreal. I couldn't imagine anything better, really. (Unless, of course, it was free - haha.) It's unlike anything we would
So, I broke open the local eggs I told you about in this post.
Check out the yolks.
Left = new local eggs.
Right = not the local eggs.
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I thought this was interesting. I can't say I noticed any dramatic difference in taste, but visually, the yolks on the left were more appealing. I'll have to see if anything
Earlier this week, we were treated to a really pretty sunset. We could see it from our backyard through our neighbor's trees. Nice way to end July!
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From what I have gathered so far, Portland is big into local food / local ingredients, etc. I like that because, in theory, it should be fresher, and, as an added bonus, it is "greener" since it cuts back on transportation use, etc. That is the best pedestrian explanation my non-causey, non-political self can muster without hitting up Google for serious reading on why local