For some reason, I have the song “Wishin’ and Hopin’” by Ani DiFranco stuck in my head today. And while looking for that link, I’ve been on a whirlwind youtube tour of music from My Best Friends Wedding (which is one of my favorite movies ever!). So, on with the post!
Cooking: Lots and lots of zucchini bread! We have 4 or 5 plants that were producing very well until we got hit with this heat wave/no rain goodness. Always happy for the blessing, I’ve been baking up all different combos and giving some away, and putting in the freezer for winter those loaves that don’t get scarfed down by the kids within 2 hours of coming out of the oven. The one above is Pumpkin/zucchini (the base recipe I’m using is this one, and it’s delicious!).
Sewing: I’ve been doing some pattern testing for Bonnie over at Fishsticks Designs again. The shortall above is one of the patterns. Despite the fact that I messed up the straps, it turned out so cute and will fit Ree for at least a few more weeks lol. There’s another I’m working on too, but no pics of that one yet!
Thinking: About some things I need to dust off and fix up here on the blog. Nothing major, just some housekeeping to make things easier to find!
Praying: Today was school registration for the oldest 3 kiddos. My oldest son Jacob will now be entering Middle School. He’s nervous, and afraid-he knows this is the next step towards growing up. The first step is always the scariest isn’t it? So I’m praying for my sweet boy young man to keep traveling down the path he is forging. He promises that he will NEVER get involved with drugs or alcohol (he is disgusted at the thought of either of those entering his body thank God!), and thank goodness he still pretty much thinks girls are gross lol. He’s so smart, but is always so worried about looking “cool”, this year will be a hard year for both of us as we continue to have conversations about peer pressure. So today, I’m praying for him-praying for him to have the strength and sense he will need, and that he will always feel safe and loved as he faces new challenges.