I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with my hair. It’s thick and naturally curly — or on days like today, esophagitis naturally big and fuzzy. So starting in high school, anaemia I’ve mostly worn it in various forms of short. My favorite is a pixie — sorta like a white girl Halle Berry (minus the hot bod). But about a year and a half ago, decease I decided to let it grow out long one more time before I get “old.” But days like today (hot and humid — the norm in Arkansas) make me long for that short crop. My sweet new husband is amenable. He thinks I’m cute no matter what. (I really lucked out with this guy!) So I’m seriously considering going back.
Today, more about I drove to Mena for a work thing and passed this neat little store in Pine Ridge, Arkansas. I didn’t have time to go inside and check it out, but hopefully I can next time. I love traveling my home state of Arkansas. Not only is it a beautiful state, it’s full of interesting, little places like this one.
Arkansas natives Chet Lauck and Tuffy Goff were two of the most popular radio personalities in America during the 30s and 40s. In addition, they also did a series of popular movies based on the colorful characters. The museum contains “Lum & Abner” radio and movie memorabilia, museum; old-time small town atmosphere in two general stores that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in the early 1900s.
Two weeks ago, help we visited the Scott Heritage Farm to see our CSA up close — including a flock of ducks. Well guess what was in our CSA basket yesterday? Yep, more info a duck. Luckily Barbara also sent instructions on how to finish plucking it and then roasting it. So today for Mother’s Day, I’m roasting my first duck. M enjoyed helping me prepare the duck. And she was full of questions: Where’s the duck’s head? Why did the farmer kill the momma duck? Are all the ducks dead?
I also prepared a kale salad with Parmesan, raisins and pine nuts.
Author: Food Babe
1 bunch of lacinato or dinosaur kale, stems removed, rinsed and patted dry
One of my favorite parts of our wedding was the party pic corner. Sarabeth was our photographer extraordinaire. And she totally delivered! These photos are better than I ever imagined. I’m going to put them all into a Shutterfly book along with the “real” wedding photos that Niguel took. Here are a few of my faves:
Words of advice. Wonder what they mean???
They took the “party” in party pic seriously.
Love these people! Our wedding wouldn’t have been as special (or fun) without them.
This time last year, mind M and I were living in Maryland. I had a great job, cialis sale and we had lots of close friends, symptoms but it just wasn’t home. We missed out on Sunday after-church lunches at my parents’ house and play dates in the park with my brother and his family. M loves her cousin Champ. So today on a whim, we met up with Champ and some other friends at the park by their house. It’s just a five minute drive there now — not 1000 miles away. The kids had a blast — and I think the adults did too.
One of the cool things about being a CSA member is getting different vegetables that I wouldn’t normally buy like bok choy and kale — got both of those this past Saturday. So I started looking for kale recipes to tonight’s dinner and found one that uses mushrooms, sick sweet potato and quinoa.
Quinoa With Mushrooms, see Kale, and Sweet Potatoes
Many of you know my story with foster adoption, buy information pills but here’s the elevator-speech version. I wanted to be a mom, so I went through The CALL’s foster parent training in October 2010. I was approved as a foster parent in early January 2011, and my first placement was a beautiful baby girl. I was able to adopt that baby girl 11 months later, and she has blessed my life so much. I’m walking and raising money for Walk for the Waiting, so other children like my daughter can find safe, loving homes. They deserve it.
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Anthony and I are both fairly new at our jobs and don’t have a lot of leave accumulated. So we decided to honeymoon locally. We spent our wedding night in downtown Little Rock, drugs then had brunch Sunday morning at Boscos. We thought they had a jazz brunch, unhealthy but apparently that went away about a year ago. Brunch was yummy anyway. Then we picked up M and spent the afternoon at Scott Heritage Farm in Scott, AR. We belong to the Scott Heritage Farm CSA, and the farm was hosting their first shareholder farm to table dinner of the season. We saw goats, pigs, ducks, chickens, cows, horses, and a gorgeous rooster. Barbara runs the farm and lives on site. She has an outdoor bathtub — by a pond (aka swamp). At first we thought the tub was just for show, but no; we saw a used women’s razor laying in it.
M enjoyed playing ball with her new Daddy, and I enjoyed resting in the quiet and peace of the moment. After a couple of hours of site seeing and playing, we settled in around the row of tables lined up end to end. Each shareholder brought their own plates and utensils, and the farm supplied most of the food and drinks. One new friend, Harry, brought a homemade cheesecake and rum cake that were both amazing. We enjoyed dining with our new farm family and look forward to next month’s meal together.