Saturday, December 12, 2015

Lizzy Is Growing

I haven't posted any pictures of Lizzy since she was brand new.  This is from about 3 weeks ago.  Like her momma, she wants to STAND at a ridiculously young age.  Rachel had to put a book under the baby's feet so that she could use her walker.  But now she's grown big enough to reach the floor!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Don't Be Wonky, My Blog

This week's discovery: ignore your blog long enough, and it will act up.  It will disappear temporarily so that you cannot [gasp] retrieve the recipes stored there.  A few days later, when you google for an old post, it's nowhere to be found.  Later yet, when you click on the link, the screen may give you a countdown to an ad-site and then go blank.  Weird stuff.  So I'm saying "HI" again, in an attempt to be Active.

For Thanksgiving the whole family (except middle-son and his wife) came for dinner.  Gotta brag on those kids: they decided it would be too much work for me and determined to split up the cooking and bring most of it with them.

I've been spending a lot of time working on a project at church.  This is an immense project.  I've been working on it for over a year.  At one point, it seemed that it would never end.  Ever.  I mean, never ever ever.  But (!) even though I'm not close to finished, I can tell I'm on the downward slope.  An end is in sight.  Somewhere.  Far away.  But visible nonetheless.  And the project is currently usable, even though it's not complete. 

Christmas tree is not up yet.  This bugs Maggie.

Christmas shopping is not done.  It's not going to be done, either.  Makes me feel guilty, but I'm not sure how to remedy it.   Is it grinchy to have no desire to buy gifts for people that they don't need, may or may not like, and are just going to clutter their homes?  If I could think better, I might come up with creative ideas.  Maybe next year?

I started lacto-fermenting vegetables.  This makes non-vinegary pickles, loaded with enzymes and probiotics.  It seems to be helping my tummy.  (I even had a little bit of ice cream without a stomach ache.  Awesomeness!)  The kids at school had asked what seemed to be an outlandish question: "Is there such a thing as pickled carrots?"  It just so happened that they asked the day after I started a batch of carrots.  So today, when they were having hot lunch, I took along my pickles and offered it to them.  Several tried it.  I don't expect that from kids.  Good for them!