Monday, June 22, 2009

gifts


My sister, Bridget, and her family went to Ireland recently and they brought us back this adorable jam--traffic Jam. It's three flavors!


I have a new friend. She's the sweetest woman and I met her at church. We talked about organic food and gardens and other things we love. The next Sunday she brought me this gorgeous potted gourmet lettuce! It's all eaten up now and she told me to just bring back the pot and she'll fill it again. I'm already thinking of what I can fill it with for her when I send it back. She also loaned me a book called The Art of Tibetan Living that I'm eager to start. When I was younger and out with my dad we use to sing the song "make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other is gold". We would sing it in a round and my dad would start. As soon as I came in he would start to sing his lines to my tune. I remember saying "no dad, now you're singing my part" and we would laugh and have so much fun. That's such a great memory for me. My friends are so precious to me. Thanks Dad, for teaching me that song and for being my dad and also my friend.

We love Mexican food and my mom was always good at cooking her own black and aduki beans. I love making them now as well and think they are so lovely to look at while they're soaking. I just added onion, garlic, salt and some olive oil and they were so yummy . . .and so simple.




When the sun comes out in Glasgow sun hats are all the rave. So, naturally, Dahlia had to have one too. We can't have her little head getting too much sun (in a place where the sun never shines. . .it can be shocking to the skin when it does come out though).



Soren has many great pairs of socks. Today I was looking at the bottom of the socks he was wearing and saw that the heels were so thin! I thought "how can this be?" then I quickly realized that it's because many, if not most, go to other uses such as the dog above. His name is Duhdo.


The flowers are leaving us . . .but the green will never leave! xo

7 comments:

Stephanie said...

beautiful pictures and gifts too.

Gian and Andrea said...

fun post

charles said...

traffic jam-that is brilliant.

i love it when you remind me of good food to make. i get in such a rut....i'm going to soak some black beans tonight!

jaredandmatisse said...

Your Daddy sounds like my kinda guy. What a great song! I love the last post about your performance. I hope you had a great time.

Brynn said...

I'm feeling hungry for all the good things in life when I look at your blog! :)

Meaghan said...

That lettuce looks delicious! Soren is too cute, I love the sock dog.

Michelle said...

glad that I'm an old friend and glad that you have made new friends! Hope you're having a great summer!