Thursday, July 21, 2011
The other morning we were sitting on the patio,
having coffee and this guy swooped in with his pilfered sunflower.
My husband who has always been the picture taker in this
family, walked very slowly across the yard, until he was
able to get a close shot.
They hold the sunflower with one foot and eat it that way.
I don't know if it is getting used to having its picture taken
but I was surprised how close it let my husband get.
That is how they go through my whole crop of sunflowers,
they bite of a flower and then carry it to a tree and eat it
they can finish off a sunflower plant in about 2 days. They
don't eat fruit that way, they take one bite of fruit and drop it.
They do ruin lots of fruit.
I had to show you a picture of my egg plant. I wasn't wild about
egg plant until my daughter fixed Ratatouille. Then it became
my favorite dish. I am looking forward to cooking with these.
Not to mention I just love watching how eggplant grows.
Tonight is date night for me and my husband. I had put it on the
calendar and the kids are excited we are the ones will be gone. They
have made plans to order pizza and watch movies in full surround.
We of course are going out to dinner and to see the last Harry Potter movie.
Yes, I am a fan. I think this is the first year I haven't read the whole set of books.
I would love to be a invisible writer like J.K.Rowling. People have asked me about
the witchcraft in the books. When I first started reading them I read them to see
if they were appropriate for my young school age children. But from the very first
book she states her purpose. Greater love as no one than this,
that he lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13)
My kids learned Latin because of the words she uses in her books for spells. They
are just Latin phrases. None of my kids walked away from the faith because I let
them read Harry Potter. We used it as a spring board to discuss all sorts of issues.
I have always been a big fan of Chuck Colsen and Breakpoint and I think for me,
I wanted to know what sort of things were impacting our culture and if I was
to be a light in a dark world I needed to know what was important for that culture.
Harry Potter was such that it has changed the whole world.
So I will get off my soapbox now. I am looking forward to a date night.
Have a great Thursday,