The green beans were a bust. The tomatoes, only so-so. But man, I can grow some basil. I made the yummy pesto again this week. It was every bit as delicious as I remember it.
It's fig season. I do OK with figs, too. Every day I go out and pick a peck or two. I'm going to make a quick batch this weekend to send to my father-in-law. He looks forward to the fig preserves each year more than anyone I know. He's 82 now, so I'm glad to do whatever I can to make his days sweeter.
His sister, our Aunt Sarah, will be celebrating her 87th birthday tomorrow. I don't know who is more impressed with that: me or Sarah herself. Wow. She's still going great guns. Her eyesight is not what she would like, but she keeps plugging along.
So I'm going to try to expand the Christmas decoration business this year. It has been occupying a great deal of the space in my mind lately. I need to hop to it if I'm going to get people on board before I actually have to start decorating. Pray for my planning. And my sanity.
My boy went on his first mission trip a couple of weeks ago. By all accounts, he was a hard worker. He painted a house. With others, of course. They were in New Mexico and were treated to a performance by Pueblo Indians.
It is very hard for me to see my boy as old enough to start having the kind of experiences he is starting to have. I was just his age when the world started opening up to me. I want it for him, but I just can't believe my baby is not a baby anymore. He's still so young in so many ways. But I am so anxious to see the man he will become.
Speaking of not accepting growth, have you seen Toy Story 3? I won't tell you anything about it other than I loved it and sobbed more at that movie than I have at any movie in recent memory. If you have kids, especially ones that grew up watching Toy Story, it will hit a place in your heart. It's also very. funny. Go see it.
I hope Alex didn't cause anyone too much grief. I totally have enjoyed the breezes, rain, and cooler temps we have experienced this week as a result of the faraway storm. It has been a blessed relief from a very hot summer.
Have a good weekend. Got any plans for the 4th?