I took my friend, Harnet, to visit the state capitol. We walked around the outside, and enjoyed looking around the grounds, as it was Saturday, and was not open. The circle of flags has one for each state and 9 for the American Indian tribes in Oregon. They were very beautiful against the blue sky.
She has been studying government in her citizenship class and really enjoyed looking around. One day, we hope to go when it is open so she can go inside.
Who knew there were toys for kids to play on? I didn’t until Saturday. We could tell they were meant for children because of the soft, cushy pad around them. Danait loved climbing on them.
We also took Patsy and Danait swimming at the YMCA and they had a ball.
Last week, Harnet cooked a ton of food for Eritrean Christmas (celebrated later than we do), and froze it. Then, she packed it all up and brought it down for us to enjoy at family Sunday dinner after church. After we had all enjoyed our meal, some friends of my sister dropped in. The young man had seen Ethiopian food cooked on t.v. and had been dying to try it. (Eritrean food is basically the same, as the countries are very close together). So, he happily dug into the remaining food and loved it so much, he ate most of the rest of it! I’m not sure who was happier, him or Harnet. It’s is so fun to cook for someone who appreciates it, and he appreciated it! She made us coffee, and he loved that, too! What remained of the food, went home with him:)
Rob’s working on a small greenhouse for me to start seedlings in. I will order some seeds this week so they can begin growing. Peppers and onions take a long time to grow from seed, so I hope to get them started in the next couple of weeks. However, this is a big project, so I’m not sure it will be done this week. He has made great use of the long weekend and thankfully, we had good weather for him to work outside in! I’m super excited. I used to grow all my own starts for the garden at our old house and love being able to choose the varieties I want.
I cooked a lot. We have weeks where no one seems hungry. This was not one of them:)
I still have plenty of most foods on hand. I did pick up a bit of produce, and Rob was able to grab a few items that were a great price at Grocery Outlet. I also got my Friday freebies from Fred Meyers–2 weeks worth–a Lara bar and a bag of popcorn (popped). I don’t anticipate needing a whole lot more for a few days, but will be going out to get ice cream for poor Lovana. She had 2 wisdom teeth pulled today, and they had a hard time with one of them. So, I will be getting whatever flavor(s) she wants.
We were able to use insurance for the dental work. After not having any for most of our marriage, I’m still very grateful that we have it now.
Did your week go well?