Veggies, VHS tapes, trouble at the Episcopal church rummage sale, and more . . .
Vegetables: I haven’t cooked much at all lately (that’s another post for another day). But I signed up for a CSA months ago. We’re now getting our weekly shares, and right now it’s greens greens and more greens. Kale, spinach, chard, lettuce, bok choy, and more kale. I don’t like it because I have to cook it all before it goes bad. I like it because I’m forced to cook it all before it goes bad.
Dinners on the grill: Pat grills burgers and chicken. I cook up some CSA veggies in the quickest way possible. We open a bottle of wine. We sit down and eat. . . . . We’ve had two meals in a row like this and I’m hoping for many, many more. . . . No special meal prep for the girls (sweet, blessed, relief). Girl 1 will eat her grilled chicken (with ketchup) and (certain) veggies if bribed with dessert.
The What I’m Into linkup on Leigh Kramer’s blog, which I first learned about from Modern Mrs. Darcy. I’m new to Leigh’s blog and the link up. I might not be doing it right, but I really like the idea.
Professor Linda Przybyszewski. I look forward to reading her new book, The Lost Art of Dress.
From her recent Tumblr post:
Since time out of mind, fashion illustrations and store mannequins have exaggerated the female shape into something so long and tenuous one wonders why they didn’t snap in half. . . . [A]djust your eyes to the shocking sight of a dress on a young woman with full cheeks and curves.
Times sure have changed, haven’t they?
Buying VHS tapes at the thrift store for $0.33–cheaper than renting! When I’m done I throw them away or give them back to Goodwill. So far I’ve watched.
- 28 Days (Sandra Bullock)
- Green Card (Andie MacDowell, lovely, why can’t they make rom coms like this anymore?)
I’ve bought the girls more VHS tapes than I can count, some favorites being:
- Sleeping Beauty
- Peter Pan
- Robin Hood (all the classic, Disney animated versions)
Pat has found a way to digitize VHS tapes, so the girls watch their movies on our Roku box with software called Plex. With that in mind, I picked up VHS tapes of some old favorites that are worth digitizing, saving, and watching over and over:
- The Bells of St. Mary’s (Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman!)
- What About Bob
- Waking Ned Devine (frooty soaps!)
VHS tapes left to watch (but probably not to save):
- Fargo (I like a lot of Coen brother’s movies but somehow haven’t watched this yet)
- Now and Then
- The Net (interested to see a movie about internet ID theft from ~ 15 years ago)
- Little Black Book (okay, I might regret this, bu I guess it caught my eye since its star, Brittany Murphy, died so unexpectedly)
Prints of Delarue paintings of Paris, found at the Episcopal church rummage sale for $2 apiece, paired up with frames I found at the same sale for $1 a piece, spruced up with some black spray paint and matting from Michaels.
More Delarue prints. I’m hoping to make some moolah off these on eBay (it worked with the blazer I [fortunately/unfortunately] bought at the same church’s previous rummage sale).
Losing my keys at the Episcopal church rummage sale, and being locked out of my minivan. Well, I’m not into this but it happened.
Living in a small town such that I was able to (a) snag a ride home from a second cousin-in-law who just happened to be at the sale and then (b) have my keys delivered to me the next day from a friend from church who also just happened to be at the sale.
Having a two-year old who stuck a popcorn kernel up her nose. Again, not so much into it, but it was into her. Yuk yuk. We can add this to the many stories of children in the family sticking things up their noses: peas, beans, crayons, pebbles, Baby Jesus figurines . . . the normal stuff.
Hoping for a less-sluggish, uneventful June filled with more beautiful weather!
Thank you Leigh!