Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Catch Up

*The kids started school last week.
They requested curly hair for the first day.

As much as we have enjoyed the summer at home, it was definitely time to get back in the school routine. So far they haven't missed the bus yet and I have yet to see a homework assignment come home in their backpacks, but I'm sure it's coming. Just like the cold weather.

*This morning as Mae went outside to wait for the bus, she stuck her head back in the house and said, "It must be fall, I can smell it."

*Last month I reactivated our Netflix account that we had on hold for over a year. We're on the 2 DVDs at a time plan and since we don't have cable or any sort of pay TV, 13 bucks a month for unlimited movies and TV shows is a decent bargain. We had The Princess and the Frog over the weekend for the kids and the Gardener and I have been devouring the first 2 seasons of Big Love, 2 episodes at a time. If you haven't seen it you totally should, it's about a polygamist family (1 man, 3 wives and 7 children) in Utah living in 3 houses side by side. It's so intriguing and makes me think that some days I wouldn't mind having a sister wife myself... I also added Dexter to my queue but I think it may be a bit too creepy for me. Anybody watch Dexter on Showtime? Too bad you have to have a cable plan in order to get HBO and Showtime. I can't believe there isn't an option to buy those channels separately over the Internet. I totally would.

*Big news! Kelly from Heathen Family Revival has decided that with her full schedule, homeschooling and all, she doesn't have the time to host Wardrobe Wednesday anymore. Boo, right? Well, she offered it up free for the taking (I bet she was thinking a few of us might jump her if she didn't) and now Wardrobe Wednesday will be over here at my blog, starting tomorrow. Not really much change other than the fact that I'll have the links for all bloggers participating in Wardrobe Wednesday over here now. I'd like to set up one of those self linking buttons, but I have never had much luck with those. Anybody use a free one that you like?

*Peaches!Our peach tree only has 4 little peaches on it, but my father-in-law's trees are hanging so full and heavy that even after he made supports to prop them up, some of the branches broke anyway. His peaches this year are amazing once again. So big and juicy that eating one whole requires a shower and a change of clothes afterward. Last week I canned 14 pints and today I canned another 6 quarts, using every empty wide mouth jar I had in the house. I hope to make some peach jam in the next day or two as well. The freezer and basement shelves are filling up!

7 comments:

Out in Them Sticks said...

One of my favorite shows is Big Love. Good stuff! :) I started watching it via Netflix when Ladybug was born. Love it!

The girls are as cute as ever!!

Typical Suburban Family said...

I'm so jealous of the peaches!! Our peachtree barely survived a thunderstorm back in May and we lost all of the peaches. We may still end up losing the tree too. It's being held up via ALOT of rope which is tied to our fence. It's not a pretty site. I'll start unwrapping the rope this fall and will see if the branches are strong enough to hold up on their own. Keep your fingers crossed!!

Riot Kitty said...

Now I want peach pie.

Kelly said...

Mmmm, peaches...

Sorry, I got lost for a second there. Hey, you can use Linkytools.com for WW. It's free and relatively easy to use. Good Luck!

Anonymous said...

Is he selling his peaches? -- L

Shady Lady said...

Love the curls! I always wanted curls...

So glad you're taking over WW! Now I need to get it together so I can post stuff!

A Trailer Park Mom said...

Your girls are growing so fast! Binny reminds me of my Olivia. The dress a lot alike, lol.

I love Big Love. I've been watching since Season 1. However, I wasn't to thrilled with Season 4. I hope next Season will be better.