Friday, June 9

Slow summer

It seems that most of us are taking a summer vacation from blogging. I don't have anything insightful to say, but here's an update for my faithful readers (hey, Mama!).

While I was eating my blueberries and wheat chex outside this morning, a bug fell into my cereal bowl. That was a lot to deal with so early in the morning, but I managed to fish him out and deposit him in the trash.

I've been listening to Brian Habig's RUF Summer Conference messages on the iTunes podcast, which prompted me to make a library trip for Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O'Connor. Maybe Habig is a great speaker, or maybe he just knows how to pull from the best sources—either way, I've been enjoying these.

Last night I finished A Ring of Endless Light by Madeleine L'Engle and started Leaving Cold Sassy, the unfinished sequel to Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns. Also in progress: Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar. My brother and I read these in elementary school, and it is a relief to discover that yes, they're still funny. As long as I keep reading from the children's section, I'll make my 50 Books A Year goal easy!

Four words: Addictive Sweet Potato Burritos. I first saw this recipe on indie/Indelible Grace musician Katy Bowser's website ages ago and have been making them ever since. Beans, sweet potatoes, and whole wheat tortillas—so much fiber goodness that there's cheese on top to keep things from getting out of hand. If you make them, use less water than it calls for and let me know if you use the prepared mustard, because I don’t even know what it is.

6 comments:

Brad said...

I've kind of decided that since I have no roommates, I'll consider the large roaches in my appartment to be roommates. They're all a bunch of filthy freeloaders though. They don't pay rent, they eat my food, they hog the bathroom...

Hey, I've resurfaced with the possibly illfated latest version of my blog at:

http://bradsbeard.blogspot.com

I don't know how I feel about the "choose your own adventure" formatting...

Caroline said...

Don't tell anyone, but I killed a rather large roach in my bathroom last night. It's the first one I've seen in a while...

The freedom of Blogger is what makes it exciting! Think outside the box of Xanga!

Sara P said...

hey dear friend,
bugs? chigger yellum, as they say here! (no problem). roaches, though, that's a serious issue that needs immediate attention! i still don't know how they were good and useful pre-fall. that's on my list of questions to ask someday!! love ya!

Sarah Jo said...

i volunteer to kill all roaches should I be in the general vicinity - sorry I was so neglectedful that day, you certainly rose to the occasion.

on another note - no mention of the current addiction [or at least, the thing I'm trying my best to get you addicted to ;-) you know...that amazing thing?
:-)
hehe
love you roomie!

paula said...

I check your blog often, although I don't get to write as I'd like. "my sister's shall write to me, though, they have nothing better to do." I bought Bride and Prejudice. Whoo-hoo! Come out to visit when you can. You need to come on the Exodus Adventure.

Micah said...

For future reference...prepared mustard is just mustard. Like French's.