Friday night, Dave and I watched "Paul Blart: Mall Cop." It was funny in our generation kind of way--like "Happy Gilmore" meets "Dumb and Dumber." We enjoyed our relaxing night together.
Saturday, we geared up to go to Little Rock for the day. I had a chance to see some of my good friends while I was there. I got to visit with Marla for a tiny bit. They were in for a whirlwind 48 hours, and Nate's parents' house was busy, but it was super good to see them. We realized we hadn't seen Nate in 3 years! It has been over a year since I last got to see Marla, and it was fun to see Shep and Owen.
Maryn decided to go down the slide into the pool WITHOUT floaties or a life jacket on, and she went under. Before I realized what was happening, Nate's brother's girlfriend jumped in the pool with all her clothes on and brought Maryn out of the water. Maryn was a little upset, but went right back to the pool (WITH a life jacket on). I couldn't thank Angie enough! Surprisingly, though, I was really calm and at peace. Thank you, Lord, that I didn't flip out. I think that actually helped Maryn get back in the pool. I'm glad she wasn't afraid to go back.
I also got to see my friend, Abby, and her two kids, Aden and Angel. It was so great! We met at a McDonald's b/c Abby was on her way home to Alabama. I was glad to see Angel while she is still a tiny baby! It's always good to see Abby. She is the oldest best friend I have. I still have my half of the necklace to prove it. :)
Another highlight of the day (besides Sam's Club and Target) was going to pick up my Basket-a-Month from the Central Arkansas Farmer's Market CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). You have to buy a three-month subscription for $180, but you get a basket each month of locally grown and produced foods. It is pricey, but I really love supporting local farmers and putting money into our communities here. I have never been in a position to do this before, and it is very exciting to be able to. It's also great b/c all the food is fresh and organic.
Here's a list of what was in my basket:
- Sweet potatoes
- 2 canteloupes
- Purple-Hulled Peas
- Italian and Japanese Eggplants
- Spring Mix Salad
- Free Range Eggs
- 3% cow's milk
- Homemade butter
- Beefalo--(cross b/w a cow and a bison)
- Colby Cheese
- Tomato Infused Whole-Wheat noodles
Super exciting, eh? I just need to find some good recipes and QUICK!!!
You don't get to pick what's in your basket; it is a surprise each time. I like that.
I have some spiritual posts forming in my mind. Be on the lookout for those. I'm sorry I haven't commented much lately. Our internet is REALLY annoying. I'm way behind on reading too. I get overwhelmed when it is actually working, b/c it doesn't seem like I have enough time to check everything. Be patient with me!!! xoXOxo