Following Spokalulu’s lead, I will tell you five things about our week here in the Common Household. I photographed most of these events, but can’t provide any photos, because I haven’t had time to upload them from the camera yet.
1. Last Sunday, in the afternoon, we all went to the Conservatory. That’s a place for plants, not pianos. It’s not exactly the best place to go on a hot summer day, as it is quite humid inside, but 3/4 of us enjoyed it greatly. We went into the Butterfly Room, which isn’t always open. I can tell you that butterflies are very hard to photograph.
2. Younger Daughter drove to the Conservatory. She has now driven into town three times. I’m getting the hang of it. Not getting outrageously nervous while she’s driving, that is.
3. Older Niece (ON) has been making dinner for us on most nights. Earlier in the week, when I went to the grocery store, I saw some huge portobello mushrooms, so I bought them, figuring that ON would be able to decide what to do with them.
Me: “I went to the grocery store today. Look what I got!” (shows family a bag of huge Portobello mushrooms. ON appreciated them.)
Me: “They still have a lot of dirt on them.”
ON: “That’s just extra nutrients.”
Husband: That’s what they call “The Dirt to Table” movement.
While I did some actual paid work, ON and YD made the most delicious mushroom caps, marinading them in some Italian salad dressing and then putting grape tomatoes, garlic, and bell peppers on top. Bake or broil for some number of minutes. They were not only yummy but gorgeous works of art.
4. ON has been to the park several times, to enjoy nature. Once when I went to pick her up, we continued driving through the park, and went past some kids slowly riding skateboards while they were looking down at their phones. We guessed that they were probably playing “Pokemon Go.” Children, don’t play Pokemon Go while driving a moving vehicle of any kind!
5. Since today is National Ice Cream Day, we decided to have just a leeetle bit of dinner, and then went out for a lot of ice cream.
There was a lot more than that (such as being one of the worship leaders at church), but that’s five things, and enough for now.