1. The Farmer's Market opens next weekend. Wouldn't it just be silly for me to say that I'm excited?
2. I finished several little projects yesterday and realized my camera battery was dead. I also took a THREE hour nap. That's crazy stuff right there.
3. We went on a little mini hike to a waterfall yesterday and my camera battery was dead for that as well. It seems Amelia loves hiking as much as we do. She just kept telling us how beautiful everything was and she would have walked the whole thing if we'd have let her.
4. I managed to shop for and plan my whole week's worth of menus today. There is some good food coming up and I'm excited. I've had several requests for weekly vegetarian menus and I will post some of my menus as well as some fun recipes I've been using in the regular rotation.
5. I dream about sewing. I wake up thinking about what I want to sew and I go to sleep knowing for sure that tomorrow I will make the time. It still isn't happening. What's up with that?
6. The Mail Man is set on developing a family band. He wants us to play hard core rock and he routinely shares You Tube videos with the girls to get them excited about this idea as well. Lately the girls are always singing "I love rock and roll" By Joan Jett. Hadley heard there was a new movie coming out about her and thinks she would love to see it. We think she will have to wait several years to see this movie, but she can still keep singing her songs. Amelia sings "I love rock and roll, so put another dime in the juice box baby". For real. These little girls are my rock stars.
7. Natalie Merchant recently released a record called Leave Your Sleep. It's stunning. As far as making the argument that music can teach culture...this pretty much takes the cake. You can hear her on Morning Edition here. There are some songs posted there as well. I have not been excited about a new album in such a long time.
8. I've found myself arguing to keep music in school at two board meetings this month. I feel sick that all these budget cuts the schools are facing means less arts in our schools. I know reading and writing is crucial, but what about beauty, culture, and aesthetics? Heartbreaking stuff for me.
I have big plans to post more than one thing this week, so maybe, see you soon?!