Saturday, October 31, 2009

AS you can probably tell, I've been doodling with my templates and am trying a different style. :-)
Don't forget to check out my poll on the right and cast your vote!
Much love to you all!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Piano Song

This is a video of Kelsey and I playing "Heart and Soul." It was the only song that both of knew without the music. :-)


This was taken (by me) a few weeks ago. I just thought that I'd take one last video of the birds (crows) before they all left. :-)

Two random pictures

Hi everyone! Here are just two random photo's I found. :-)
This is me and Kelsey (a friend from my church) playing the Sunday school room piano.

And this is Oliver and I. I'm wearing Daniel's hat. I look pretty terrible though because I had just gotten back from market. :-)

That's it for this post!:-)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Autumn in the Garden By Henry Van Dyke

When the frosty kiss of Autumn in the dark
Makes its mark
On the flowers,
and the misty morning grieves
Over fallen leaves;
Then my olden garden,
where the golden soil
Through the toil
Of a hundred years is mellow, rich, and deep,
Whispers in its sleep.
'Mid the crumpled beds of marigold and phlox,
Where the boxBorders with its glossy green the ancient walks,
There's a voice that talks
Of the human hopes that bloomed and withered here
Year by year,--Dreams of joy,
that brightened all the labouring hours,
Fading as the flowers.
Yet the whispered story does not deepen grief;
But relief
For the loneliness of sorrow seems to flow
From the Long-Ago,
When I think of other lives that learned, like mine,
To resign,
And remember that the sadness of the fall
Comes alike to all.
What regrets, what longings for the lost were theirs!
And what prayers
For the silent strength that nerves us to endure
Things we cannot cure!
Pacing up and down the garden where they paced,
I have traced
All their well-worn paths of patience, till I find
Comfort in my mind.
Faint and far away their ancient griefs appear:
Yet how near
Is the tender voice, the careworn, kindly face,
Of the human race!
Let us walk together in the garden, dearest heart,
Not apart!
They who know the sorrows other lives have known
Never walk alone.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

A random post...

Hey everyone!
Wow, its hard to believe that I posted only a week ago! It seems like a LOT longer!
I'm still keeping really busy with work, school, and markets. This is just a short post to let you all know what I've been up to. Sorry, no pictures! :-(
This is just a rough draft of what I've been doing:
I have orchestra and piano lessons on Monday, and that always takes a big chunk out of the day. The rest of the day is spent preparing for market on Tuesday and putting together our 40-some CSA's.
I've been going to markets on every Tuesday and Saturday now since Lydia started school again and couldn't go on Tuesdays. So I'm in Bethesda all day Tuesday.
Wednesday is one of my favorite days because I just go to Carlisle and deliver CSA's, and go grocery shopping. :-) That's also our day when we put together our NGS (National Geographic Society) and JCC (Jewish Community Center) CSA's. That takes awhile since there are about 90 of them.
Last Thursday I was able to go to a friends house, and that was a lot of fun! It was nice to do something different! Most other Thursdays are spent helping my Dad pick apples, or doing chores outside.
Friday's are the "Prepare-for-market-tomorrow-day." Although that's been getting better since markets are soon over. And of course Saturday is market day.
This past Saturday was miserable since it was POURING and 35 degrees the whole day. Lydia and I braved the cold and did fairly well considering the weather.
Sundays are by far my favorite day, because of church and rest.
So that's what I've been up to all Spring, Summer and Fall. Except busier. :-)
Well, I'll be going now. Hopefully next time I write, it'll be something a little more interesting! :-)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Tips in Cookie-making

As a warning to the wise, I just thought I'd let you know that the next time you are going to make Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, remember to put the sugar in!:-)
My last batch was sugar-free. I tricked Daniel into trying one by saying that they were REALLY good. He just sat there saying that they WERE great, practically choking, because he thought I actually thought they were good....
That was the first time I've done something like that for awhile...well, besides the time that I put Clorox in the milk instead of vinegar...:-D

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Oliver and daniel

Oliver loves Daniel!
haha! I took this picture right after Oliver and Daniel had finished their weekly wrestling match.
Ryan has already gone through is, and Mark and Daniel are presently STILL going through it. hahaha!

The Apple Harvest Festival

On Saturday I went to the Apple Harvest Festival in Ardentsville. Its this REALLY HUGE festival which has become really famous on the East Coast. Its always held at the South Mountain fairgrounds which is about 10 minutes from my church. I only went because we had two free tickets given to us by Oliver's Boy Scout Troop. His troop was making and selling Pizza there, so we had to go pick Oliver up after his shift was over.
I managed to get this picture of Oliver in his chef hat. :-)

Oliver and Martha were having a ball looking at all of the antique tractors...I was just bored. :-)

I personally think that the whole festival is overrated. There were probably THOUSANDS of people there though, and I saw car license plates from New Hampshire, NC, and IL!

This "Apple" looks interesting but it looked like something that I should take a picture of. :-)

The Apple Harvest is one of those events that the streets are closed for. It's the equivalent of a HUGE state fair/craft show.
Its always held the first two weekends in October.
Strangely enough, I've lived here my whole life, and that was my first time going to it. It was..... interesting...:-)

Market Yesterday

Yesterday Oliver and I went to market by ourselves. My dad had his market in DC and my Mom went to a market at a community college.
Not only was it my first time at market with Oliver, but it was also my first time driving in rush hour traffic. It went well though....:-)


One of our CSA coolers. Oliver took this photo. This is the share for this week.

I'm working on more posts, so I'll be back!:-)