My husband has always liked to cook, but I commandeered the kitchen pretty much for the last few years. Now I am working away from home two days a week, and he is back in the game!
Yesterday he improvised a dish he recalled from the days he lived in a convent (yes, he did: he was in voluntary service with the Church of the Brethren). It was a layered dish, cooked slowly, of potatoes, tomatoes, and onions. Excellent flavor.
Happy is my boy and his Lego. He wakes up early to play with them. Genevieve plays too, but Ben is pulled like a magnet to the Lego. We have a large collection, a pass-on from a family whose children outgrew them.
This is Ben's double-decker bus below.
It was funny to see our friend's beef steers over the weekend. We will be buying some of this meat this fall. I don't usually get a chance to see animals before I eat them, even though we buy mostly local meat. It's a bit close for my city-girl comfort, even though I think people who eat meat should be willing to raise and butcher the animals. Should! Should!
Real: I'm now thinking about getting ready for school and the sewing and buying that entails. In order to be thrifty, I need to start sleuthing now for the stuff we are required to have. I do not like this reality impinging on my summer! I still have lots of summery things I want to do and I'm not ready for a school schedule again. We planned some weekends away in September and October which helps to console me.
This is a pretty/happy/funny/real collection for Leila and Rosie's link-up.