Monthly Archives: August 2011
I miss her.
It seems like just yesterday I took this photo of Andrea moving home for the summer and this weekend we’re moving her back to the dorm?
I will MISS her.
At least I won’t have to worry every day about her straightener burning down the townhouse.
I love old country cemeteries. I went with a friend to the grave of her father to plant a peony bush and a handmade wooden cross.
A difficult roadtrip for her, but we drove home with the windows down and drank fountain drinks and sang Eagles songs at the top of our lungs and admired the countryside and got flipped off by harried drivers. We came home both so glad we went.
I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing. -Anais Nin
Saturday night Andrea and I picked up her 3 little half-sisters and 1 cousin for an evening of making the pretzel-kissy-thingies I’ve been making for years. I got a big bag of pretzels and a big bag of kisses and a big bag of m&ms.. that’s all ya need. But the day before I came across this easy peanut cluster recipe and I had to try it. So first thing, we got out the crockpot and dumped in peanuts and a variety of sweet, semi-sweet, and white chocolates, and set over to the side.
On to the pretzel-kissy-thingies and lots of silly posing..
First up is upwrapping all those delicious kisses. Ana holds a plate of about 1/100th of the total.
A couple sheets ready for the oven…
Straight outta the oven – smush the m&m’s on top:
“My tummy hurts…” “Come on! There’s more chocolate to eat!”
…and bake. Lots more.
Peanut cluster ingredients were still melting in the crockpot, so we went to the park.
Then came back and painted our toenails. Finally, around midnight, it was time to stir:
…and cool. We were done around 1am. Sleepy, full, and a bit sick. And very happy.
Back in July, he opened the Sunday paper.. saw this map.. scanned it and added the caption and emailed to me right away :)
One evening this summer I took my books to the river to study. I’d heard it was very high and it was something to see the banks Andrea’d skipped rocks from completely submerged. Here are some pictures for my water collection.
(…and cloud collection!)
A few days later, the park bench I’d done homework on was underwater, as well as the whole park.
And doing homework by the river? I saw a snake, two frogs and a handful of worms and snails. It was like I was in a little boy’s pocket. It was perfect.
I’d like a better camera so I can start cloud collecting. I would also be a tree, water, and sunset collector.
For some reason, I keep having the two places of Oregon and Honduras brought up to me. Perhaps I am supposed to go or will one day go? Dream destinations still remain of Israel, Greece, and Antarctica.