Breaking News-my children played by themselves for over an hour yesterday morning. First they played individually and then they sat atop a table and pretended it is a boat on a river. It is nice when children are well behaved.
We have picked almost 60 pounds of organic blueberries in the past two weekends. My freezer is now packed. I overheard Si saying "kuplink, kuplank, kuplunk" several times. So cute.
I found two wonderful books at the Goodwill this week. Read A Rhyme Write a Rhyme includes ideas for writing poetry, prompts and lots of delightful poems. I've had my eye on this Golden Book of Fairy Tales book for some time and was thrilled to find it at the Goodwill for $2. We have enjoyed reading it, although Cate brought it to me last night and told me it was making her feel scared. Perhaps we will read it during the day.
I am considering doing a media fast like the one described here. Her fast included all media, books, computer, newspaper, cereal boxes. She writes that she slept a lot more. I've also considered doing this and allowing myself only one tough book. I've wanted to read Emma for some time but there is always more interesting and easier things to read. If I had only one choice would I devour it?
To not bore you with too much recycling and trash, here is a link to photos and a bit more explanation about another two week view.
Cate completed this 200 piece round puzzle. I wish I had a close up of the beautiful puzzle design. We grew this lacinato kale (my favorite) in our garden. My dh planted more for a fall harvest. It is a plant that keeps on giving. We've had this kale once or twice a week for much of the summer. It is a great savings as this kale is $2.99 a bunch and never looks as good. :)
Tell me, what do you think about responding to comments within the post. I've set up a new comment system that typepad offers. Notable blogs that are using it are Beauty That Moves (one of my favorites), mamaroots (a most wonderful wooden toy maker and mama to another little boy named Silas) and Soulemama. I've noticed that the readers of Beauty That Moves are truly interacting with the comments sections. One thing I don't like is that my responding ups the comment count which I think is somewhat artificial.