Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Things I Love #8

Continuing with my list of 10 things I love - here's my number 8. Actually, it's a tie between 2 because both of these provoke strong sentiment.

First, it is the laughter of children at play. 'Tis one of the most beautiful sounds in the world...a sound of innocence, and energy, and excitement, and freedom.

Second, I love to hear a newborn baby cry. So precious. And helpless. To watch the new mother care for her baby with gentleness, and patience, and love is simply divine!

From the Garden

This is my third harvest of lettuce. It doubles each time. Today's pick yielded 2 gallon bags full of fresh buttercrunch, red leaf, and oak leaf lettuce. It should stay fresh in the fridge for 5 days or so, if it lasts that long.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Things I Love #7

Love #7 is gardening. I'm a fairly young gardener and find it very therapeutic. Relieving stress. Digging in the dirt like a child. Planting the seeds and waiting. And praying. You know, gardening strengthens one's faith. Watching as the tiny plants burst from the ground. Enjoying the bounty.

Fresh lettuce - tender and tasty!

Lettuce and snow peas in this raised bed.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

What I Love #6

Well, it's about time for another post. Tax season has been a kicker. Thankfully, I have Upward Soccer. Yep, you guessed it. Upward Soccer is #6 on my list of things I love. Love watching the kids play. Love the wonderful people I've met through this program. Love the spiritual side of it. Love that Jennifer loves it and has developed quite a game! Just can't say enough about Upward Soccer. Love it!