Monday, September 13, 2010

The Hail Storm

Hail!  What a perfect opportunity to study the layers!
Goofball!  He wanted his pic standing under the falling hail too.
It's times like these that make me grateful to have them at home :)
And, we can't forget this young man -- the last to brave the storm!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Tomato Soup

Today, being the cold and rainy day it was, put me in the mood for blogging.  And, my dh took the trip to the city for orchestra practice (Marci) and shopping (my Sam's Club/Wal-Mart list).  I was very grateful to have the afternoon at home.  I tackled the garden produce:

Finally.  Ripe tomatoes!
Chopped tomatoes, celery and onions ... simmering, filling the house with warmth and the aroma of a fall tradition.
The most enthralling part of the straining process.  I love my KitchenAid, Mom!
Whisking in the butter and flour paste to thicken it up.
Hey, this represents more than just an afternoon's work!  Plus, it's 7 easy lunches this winter.  It was horrible to have run out -- first time in my marriage since getting the recipe from my mother-in-law close to 20 years ago!

Weighty decisions put aside for another day.  Anticipation of grandparents visiting.  Wisdom, wisdom, wisdom needed for shepherding little hearts.  Grateful for friends who call me.  Good night -- sleep needed for a busy week of school ahead.