On my mind.
♥ I need a new oilcloth for autumn. Is it too much to ask for someone to make a sweet faded print with plaid and deer and mushrooms in purple, rust, moss and light brown?
♥ I made naan from scratch. Coconut naan. I found a video of an Indian lady making it and copied. The results were like something out of a dream….magnifico!! Finn called it bubble bread. Now I just need to perfect the art of the mango curry and my life will be complete. I served it with lime coconut cilantro (coriander in the UK) rice, veg, and TJ’s punjab choley. I love saying Punjab Choley. Makes me think of Annie…and if you know why you’re a doll.♥ I never thought buying the enormous Toys R Us kiddie pool with obnoxious aqua and lime stripes would be a good idea. In the end…it actually makes me feel like I’m in a tropical/dessert resort. And the boys love it. Gets me out with my lilies, too. If you could smell my environs right now…hoo boy. Lilies and fresh naan? Yes.Finn constantly asks to put nail polish on. SO I let him wear boyish blue. He’s a wild one!♥ I spent the day with my mother in law on Friday. It was lovely. We went to a couple adorable shops on the North Slope of Tacoma, enjoyed her big yellow dahlias, the sweetest most ruby strawberries I’ve ever tasted, and watched the Man from Snowy River. I loved it!
The table that gave me the “I wantsies” from the Three Bridges antique consignment shop. Olive branches! Like Oliver? sigh.She also put my mind back on to finding a church. We’ve been lackadaisical about it for the last year or so. So many reasons we dislike church. So many reasons we love God and his people. My heart kind of sinks thinking of trying new places on one of Beau’s two days off. Let’s be honest…it’s lame. I haven’t felt lacking at all in meeting with believers and in my social life or in my walk with God. This is an area in my life I just want to fall into my lap, but I know life doesn’t work that way. (We had sort of found one but it wasn’t the most kid friendly and was a bit too small for us…in case you were wondering)
♥ Still dreaming up names. I was so enamored with the love people had for Brucie! But funily enough…I was watching Finding Nemo the other day and saw the part where Bruce the shark busts through a door and says, “HERE’S BRUUUCIEE!” Ha!
♥ the quote on my tea bag today:
He made enough of it.”
♥ the flowers Beau got for me yesterday for no reason at all. Boy was I glad I actually had a yummy dinner in the oven when he came home! (as opposed to …”uh..there’s bread in the fridge if you’re hungry”) I know you’re not supposed to advertise your man, but it took Beau several years to figure out that flowers really do make me happy and aren’t just some contrived Valentine’s Day commercial gimmick! If I get flowers…I brag!
and A Game of Thrones series (a fantasy novel that is now a show on tv…but I’m a little nervous about this one because it’s apparently not for the feint of heart. Anybody read it? Would I like it?)
♥ How much does it cost when your 4 year old opens his car door too fast and chips the paint on someone else’s car? $500. That’s…like…a trip to Hawaii. Ugh!