Thursday, July 17, 2008

More Strands in This Web

Anniversary dinner coincided with Cruisin' Grand, and we enjoyed an evening stroll, taking in the sights.

Some things I'll do for a friend... what can you say with 1 word? Here is what I came up with for my friend Tarie.

1. Where is your cell phone? purse
2. Your significant other? amazing
3. Your hair? frazzled
4. Your mother? resourceful
5. Your father? storyteller
6. Your favorite thing? laughter
7. Your dream last night? fear
8. Your favorite drink? water
9. Your dream/goal? home
10. The room you’re in? family
11. Your hobby? blogging
12. Your fear? failure
13. Where do you want to be in six years? roadtrip
14. What you’re not? confident
15. Muffins? yum
16. One of your wish list items? house
17. Where you grew up? California
18. The last thing you did? dishes
19. What are you wearing? grunge
20. Favorite gadget? peeler
21. Your pets? delight
22. Your computer? iMac
23. Your mood? sad
24. Missing someone? many
25. Your car? blessing
26. Something you’re not wearing? smile
27. Favorite store? thrift
28. Like someone? Geoff
29. Your favorite color? secret
30. When is the last time you laughed? yesterday
31. Last time you cried? today

Red. Reminds me of all the beautiful berries everyone has been picking and canning and sharing. Like these raspberries! Have you seen Such Things? Scrumptious.

There is something so appealing about this pick-up... it evokes country roads and picnics, meeting up with friends and good cheer. Summer and picnics, summer and hikes, summer and the company of children. Good stuff.

I enjoyed reading Amanda Soule's post about 10 things she is loving, and at the bottom she asks, "And you? What are you loving right now? I am still savoring the question.

I was passing by the "Blue Yonder" and I came away with beans for my gardening friend, Anne, of "Mom, What's For Dinner?" She can make cheese!

Jennifer has been looking back and recalling happy memories of summer camp. Those have been fun to read. She also passed along a "Brillante Weblog Premio" to me, which is very sweet, because 1. she thought of me and 2. she put me in very good company. Then Lesley passed along the same award to me. Thank you Jennifer and Lesley!

I get to nominate 7 other bloggers... 7 Brillante bloggers. There are so many! I'll share the love with:

Janece and Paul and Amira. They are most brilliant!

Also very brilliant is Amy and her busy, beautiful family.

This family does not know me, but I am enjoying the stories they tell... they are brilliant.

As though making dinner every night isn't brilliant enough, I have to shout about the brilliant woman blogging about dinner every day... healthy dinner, thoughtful dinner, dinner with leftovers, new recipes, new ideas... all brilliant.

Tarie is Brillante. She writes about her greatest loves, her family and literature, and her enthusiasm is infectious.

Recently I posted about Em and her chicken quest. I hope you saw her news piece... naturally, I feel a strong allegiance to her cause. I think she is deserving of a Brillant Weblog Premio.

"Two geeks get their farm on. Chaos ensues." Seriously! How could I not award "Farm Natters" a Brillante Weblog Premio? I was hooked from the first post I read... Goose Invasion.

Is that 7, already?

Very well, then I think I should wrap this up. The children are reading several books, alternating, and reading aloud. Maria has been very enthused about playing basketball with her brothers. Geoff and I are trying to calculate how much stuff we could pack and store in anticipation of getting out of here: No, we have no destination, but we want to make a move towards our move. The lot with a trailer was nabbed by some nitwit with too much money... I am not bitter. Repeat. I am bolstered by all of your brilliant suggestions for "introducing" the hens to the landlord... obviously this calls for some creative enhancement of something approximately probable. I thank you one and all.


YayaOrchid said...

Natalie, have you thought that you are where God wants you to be right now, at this moment in time? Just trust him to take you where your heart aches to be, at the right time....his time.

Tarie said...

Gosh those cars are gorgeous!

Thank you so much for answering the meme, Natalie! And thank you so much for the award! Now I have to think of seven blogs I want to award. :o) Chickenblog is definitely one of them - it's my favorite blog!

I hope your move works out very well for your family. I understand housing woes. :o( *hug* God bless!

Anna Banana said...

Happy full moon, Chica! Thanks for the award, comes at a good time. I am putting my pity party on hold - just for today. Have a great day yourself!

Jennifer said...

I really thought I was keeping tabs on you here, but then all of a sudden -- all these new posts I hadn't seen!

(I think the reason we respond so positively to old cars, esp. ones like the gorgeous red truck, is that their lines are organic -- they are curvy and rounded like people are, their shapes are soft and safe as opposed to sharp, hard, mechanical.)

The family dinner out looked wonderful, and I'm glad to know we're not the only ones who celebrate our anniversaries with the family. I'm sorry for the landlord, the trailer/land troubles -- truly.

Dean says hi to Max and wonders how he's doing -- we'd also like to know exactly when his birthday is....


Em said...

Thanks for giving me an award! I've actually been neglecting my blog a bit recently! I've been busy and not sleeping a whole lot. Thanks so much!

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Tiglizzyclone said...

I lost your comment to me about my blog... 1000 Days Lost in Cyberspace. So I came back here. I love your photographs! They are really nice. Did I read somewhere that you homeschool? Thought I did. I home schooled my daugther K-12th grade. She is a senior at UC Davis now. If I had to do it all over again, I would still homeschool. My art blog is actually a countdown to some future zero day. So I have several years still. said...

Hi, Natalie, I just noticed that you linked me here in this post. Thanks so much! I also love Soulemama and Blue Yonder! You are quite the awesome blogger yourself! You are on Posy Gets Cozy's blog roll. That's how I found your blog!
love, Mary