Thursday, September 30, 2010

make your bed.

Really. Make it a habit to make your bed every day, no exceptions. I timed the whole process once. Even if you go very slowly, it will take you all of 90 seconds. Just do it.

eat honeycrisp apples.

One of the thrills of fall is eating Honeycrisp apples, which in my opinion are the best apples in the whole world. The Honeycrisp harvest season ranges from September 15th to October 10th, and we wait eagerly for them to arrive each year. See if you can get your hands on some this week and savor the goodness of what an apple can be.

This delicious variety was produced as part of a University of Minnesota apple breeding program in the 60's, using a cross pollination of Macoun and Honeygold. The original seedling was planted back in 1962.

Mike and I were thrilled to take our first bite of Honeycrisp this fall in its birthstate of Minnesota. I actually thought about how Laura Ingalls got fruit in her stocking for Christmas, and how I would be very happy to get an apple if it was a Honeycrisp.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

perfect definition for "mother".

One who hopes... "to give you wisdom in the ordering of your common life, to be a strength in need, a counselor in perplexity, a comfort in sorrow, and a companion in joy."
From The Book of Common Prayer

Well said.
What this Mother Rabbit strives for.