Do you read Honest Toddler? It is hilarious... Being Good is one of my favorites.
I've been toying with considering cloth diapering in my head. There are a lot of variables: Shepherd's sitter; utility costs; costs upfront to purchase the diapers; the general "extra work" factor. I have a limited time every day. Do I want to spend that time dealing with cloth diapers? I don't know. I have a lot of reading to do regarding this. Flips? Oh, and the fact that I haven't talked with Aaron about this at all is a big one.
Our blender broke, and we need a new one. The Ninja was highly recommended, so I've been pricing those out. We need something soon, because I have a bunch of basil that is ready to be made into pesto. Yum. I am obsessed with gardening lately. I wish I liked tomatoes, because I have seen so many delicious-looking recipes they star in. We have only a small area outside that gets adequate sunlight for growing things, but I'm going to add in mint and see how it does. Perfect for my cocktail of choice!
We've tried to go to the beach for the past three weekends and were rained-out or fake rained-out each time. This weekend will be a no-go, too, as will next weekend, as we are taking a little roadie to see my family. Ah, but I'm yearning for the Emerald Coast, even if only for a couple of hours; it's good for my soul.
I look back and realize how fortunate I was to spend a summer living on the Cape. It's such a lovely memory now; living a couple blocks from the beach, working nights, spending days seaside, wooden-shingled homes and Americana and melancholy I was so far from home. This will be the third summer since that time, and I can't believe how quickly it's passed. It doesn't seem so long ago. This is a beautiful piece on a few of the places I loved so much that summer. And the photography... it is magical. I want to take pictures like that.
This weekend is one of my favorites of the year, a time to celebrate the great fathers in my life. Thanks, Dad, for your love and guidance, and thanks, Aaron, for being a joyful and involved dad.
My sister is working on some really neat projects, and I am in love with her new desk.
I organized our "pantry" in a meaningful way for the first time in two-and-a-half years. It was worth the $20 I spent on containers. Way, way worth it. We don't have a real pantry, so we use three shelves in a cabinet. The shelves are very close together and don't fit most containers, and I happened to find the perfect-fitting solution. I open and close the cabinet doors just to look at how nicely things inside are arranged.
Love me some Jesus.
I'm working on how to be a better blogger. I am excited for an upcoming overhaul to help me streamline uploading pictures on the website. The current template I'm using requires a certain size image, and our photoshop/computer is a little too slow to resize the pictures I want to use, so I end up not blogging. Hopefully a fresh new look will help out!
In other news, we got library cards last weekend. Yes, we've lived here almost three years and hadn't gone to the library once! It's embarrassing, it's true, it's reconciled. My current reading stack: