Saturday, December 6, 2008


Cooper and his best friends, Eleanor and Ryder.

Love this picture of Cooper and Eleanor,
though they look a bit too much like teenagers for my liking.

Thanks for the pictures Heather (Eleanor's mom)!!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

This Is My Son

He put the cheese pieces in his mouth and announced "I'm a beaver!"

Then he ran around for about 10 minutes doing this:

You have to admire the creativity!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Simple Comforts

I have just collapsed onto the couch after another busy day. I find these days that I spend a lot of time thinking about the things I didn't accomplish...I didn't make all the Thanksgiving left-overs casseroles I had planned, another day went by without cleaning off my desk, my work To Do list continues to grow, and the first snow came before I got around to preparing the garden for winter.

Tonight I'm taking a different approach. I'm enjoying a few simple things I did accomplish. After putting three bags of fresh turkey stock in the freezer I admired the dozen or so zucchini muffins, made from zucchinis I grew, along with several bags of tomatoes grown by me. And while I may not have made the casseroles, I have lots of stock for many bowls of soup some day in the future when I have the time. And the left-over turkey is in the freezer too, so those casseroles still have hopes for future meal satisfaction.

It's comforting to know I do accomplish a lot, with a little help from the freezer.