Friday, July 2, 2010

7 Quick Takes Friday - Vol. 10

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

1 comment:

YD, sometimes with ♥Samantha and ♥June said...

You are such a sweet daughter-in-law! Happy Birthday to your aunt!
Hope you have a great weekend!