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[Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real}~ Oct. 27, 2013

Happy Reformation Sunday!  I'm joining Like Mother, Like Daughter for {Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real}.

Last fall, Hannah planted a leftover, bedraggled mum in her garden.  This spring it came back and grew and grew, and now it is a two-foot-high sunburst of color.

Turnips are the only things left in our gardens.  The rest succumbed to frost this past week.  I can't say I'm very sorry because I was weary with trying to keep up with it.  In fact, I haven't been doing a very good job of it the past couple weeks.  We are learning to like turnips because they are low-carb.  They don't have much to recommend them in and of themselves, but they are the easiest things in the world to grow, and if you cube them, coat them in oil, sprinkle them with garlic, oregano, and parmesan cheese, and roast them, they are quite good.  You can't even tell they are turnips!

A new stove hood that works!  Yippee!  The light is brighter and~ joy of joys!~ the fan works!  Th…

{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real}~ October 13, 2013

Last week, we met our older daughter and her family for a quick getaway at about the halfway point between us, which happens to be the Cincinnati area.  We visited the Creation Museum and the Newport Aquarium (and had lunch at one of our favorite restaurants, The Claddagh).  It made for a busy time, but it was lots of fun, especially since Arane is in what I call the "Wonder Age," the years between about one and seven when children are exploring the wide world, and small things, such as fuzzy catepillars and dandelions and snowflakes, still cause them to marvel.  I think it's my favorite time of childhood.  I strive to maintain a sense of wonder as I grow older because there is so much in the world that is "wonder"ful!