resistance is futile; a few things I love
When I was a kid we didn’t own a VCR. No, I’m not that old, we just lived very un-extravagantly. This characteristic of my childhood always seemed like a misfortune when I was there, but looking back the memories of it all are a blessing.
Unlike anyone else I’ve ever met, we watched movies via renting a VCR from the local library; something most folks didn’t even realize as an option. & once in a while mom would make a very special occasion out of an ordinary day. We’d borrow a VCR & choose one of the movies from our collection of 3–Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, or Beauty and the Beast. Naomi watched the latter this morning while recovering from an overnight stomach bug.
Oh, sweet nostalgia.
I hope that I create moments Naomi & Leviah will try to recreate with their own children, special times in ordinary days that won’t disappear, moments that can only be defined by love…
It’s a love topic this week, so i’m joining in.
I love
Things growing. (more on that here):
sowing from seeds
Free stuff in the mail:
Naomi’s Self Portraits:
self portrait
Little Trolls & First (crazy) Pig Tails:
pig tailslittle red riding hood
Chicken Escapes & farm girls:
backyard chickens
Finding friends with great eyes at local thrift stores:
thrift store find
Not pictured:
Sunshine, challah bread, my husband, ideas coming to fruition, Bon Iver & free internet radio, awesome lists with great ideas, time in fellowship, a day of rest…
And riddles I know the answers to. 😉
What does a person often grow in his garden if he works very hard?


  • perches Posted February 12, 2010 10:27 pm

    beautiful tea cups, what a great find!

  • Melissa Posted February 13, 2010 12:40 am

    You bought it!!! I'm so glad you did– it was too pretty to give up. I actually– seriously– got into a tugging war with someone who outweighed me by a good 200 lbs at the Salvation Army today. I won.

  • Joy Posted February 13, 2010 1:04 am

    So much to love! The self-portrait of Naomi is amazing. Love the little teacups & saucers and the little greens popping up. 🙂

  • Tracy Posted February 14, 2010 5:21 am

    Oh, ho, ho…I rented VCR's from the library too! They were big back then! And, isn't Pandora great. I love it. wishing you happy memories in the making.

  • naqahdahnellie Posted February 14, 2010 11:31 pm

    I can't get comments to work on the round house site for some reason! 🙁

    I don't know if there's a secret to the avocados. My mom was obsessed, so it was more of a nostalgia thing. We have been going through tons of avocados lately, and this particular one was actually growing a tip of root when I pulled it out. I figured it was a sign. I had no toothpicks, so I stuck a fork into each side and hung it over a small tupperware. I filled it with water to about halfway up the pit. It's been going for several weeks now. I change out the water every few days so it doesn't get all gross and funky. I've had a lot of roots going for quite some time, but the leaf sprout just came up this week. I guess that's my cue. I don't know if it will survive once it's planted, but something tells me this one is a fighter.

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