The Keyhole View

That little snip of pineapple geranium in the picture from my last post is still thriving on my kitchen counter in a tumbler of water. I’m kind of hoping it hangs on, maybe sprouts a few roots, so I can plant it in my backyard and grow a pretty, aromatic plant of my very own. The tomatoes still linger and my mom encouraged me to try a simple tomato sandwich. I did last night, on sour dough bread, with a smear of that new olive oil mayo–very yummy.

I spent the week co-running the ‘Snack Shack’ at our church’s vacation bible school, whipping up snacks for some 175 kids. I will be glad to be through with that. Other things of interest in my life…I just finished reading the book I will be rave-reviewing for Barrie Summy’s Book Review Club next week. It’s weird how one book a month seems to float to the top just in time for its review. It’s…perfect. And, I made my coconut cream pie–it’s chilling in the fridge right now and it looks *yummy*. A picture is forthcoming…

Meanwhile, it’s been thundering for the past half hour, the house has darkened, and just a moment ago I heard a few sprinkles hitting the kitchen skylight. If it rains, it will be the first time that’s happened in the entire month of June. We need a break from the unrelenting temperatures and sheer brightness. An afternoon thunderstorm sounds simply divine.

Lately my Internet meandering has led me to various wedding, photography, and party planning sites, and I am AMAZED at all the possibilities for weddings these days. When my husband and I got engaged, we lived in Austin, but (and I’m not sure why) we decided to have the wedding in Houston. As I think of it now, it doesn’t even really make sense to me. And that’s about right–I was barely involved in my own wedding planning. I was out of town, and my MIL handled a lot of it. And then our reception site burned down and it didn’t even phase me. We got it all done and on a tiny little budget, but I don’t remember the ceremony or the reception having any kind of personality.

That’s had me thinking that I wish I had a chance to plan my own wedding again. But that’s not gonna happen, so I started thinking that I could plan a really fun party or picnic or get-together. But that’s not really my thing. And then I realized I’d really just rather be invited to one of those really cool parties and keep on with my blog surfing. And so we’ve come full circle.

Posted in Uncategorized on 06/25/2009 09:52 pm


  1. I love a tomato sandwich. Slap a little bacon on there and you've got some extra yum. Unless you're a vegetarian in which case you are now appalled.

  2. Stephanie J

    Yummmmmm. This goes down under the list of things I should not read about when I'm starving! Glad to hear the olive oil mayo is good. I love me some mayo.

    Wedding blogs… have you checked out Snippet & Ink? It's really fantastic with a bunch of fun inspiration boards. I find so many ideas for my apartment, for parties, etc.

  3. Keri Mikulski

    Yummy! 😉

  4. People always make fun of me while I insist that a tomato sandwich is actually proper food and not just something I made up.

  5. Mmm…I agree with Eileen, if you're not a vegetarian, a BLT makes for a fantastic lunch.

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