Monday, February 25, 2013
I'm reminded of much of the resistance that the proposal for the community center had when it was still in the planning stages. "Nobody will go there," some said. But there they are! If you look at the photos, you can see the lines go out the door, kids waiting with their parents to come into our Madison Community Center.
Monday, February 18, 2013
|Two Healthy Smoothies|
On most mornings, we start with some pineapple, bananas, berries, yogurt, and a variety of other things we find rummaging around in our refrigerator. We've made a staple of kale, for example, grinding it fine and freezing it in ice cube trays which we can throw in with the fruit. Spinach, too. It made a difference to blend those leafy veggies beforehand; the first ones we made were bulky and chewy and too much like a salad.
The Ninja makes good work of it all; it's no-nonsense and blends things well, its whirling Ninja blades getting the mixture to rise and blend and fall until the consistency is good and thick, but not chewy.
So far it seems to have done us good, and the flavor is super tasty.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
|View from my office, 2/13/13|
But of course tomorrow is Valentine's Day, a day to celebrate love, relationships, tenderness and passion.
Today I'm working on a story I plan to read tomorrow for the memoir series at the Smith-Zimmermann Museum, following some of the others that have read and talked about their own stories. It's coming together, but I'm sure wishing it were more finished than it is now.
Apparently the story of my reading is on the front page of the Madison Daily Leader (print edition). This morning I'm working on family background. I'm reading a piece I've tentatively called "Have You Heard the One about the Cowboy and the Farmer's Daughter?" It's about my mother and father's courtship and early marriage. We'll see how it goes. Today will be a test. If you're interested, it's at noon at the museum, February 14.
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Thanks too to friends Andre and Stacey, who decided the poor decrepit fish was too much to handle and were looking to give him away. It all turned out great!