Monday, June 30, 2014

Rainy Days and Mondays

We've had a rash of afternoon thunderstorms in this neck of the woods, and even had an unexpected hail shower! I was trying to nab a quick photoshoot on the back porch when the rain began to blow in sideways and little icy pellets started landing on the floorboards. Let's just say I decided to postpone the photos.




Izze is a new favorite of mine (grapefruit, especially!). Yes, fruit juice is still sugary and carbonated beverages are still not ideal. But for a little treat now and then, it's just the ticket. Especially when paired with a toasted baguette spread with Kerrygold butter. I don't know what those Irish cows are eating, but once you try Kerrygold you will never want another butter again! 





At least all of the rain has led to new growth. It's far too hot to spend much time outside these days, so the brief chill of a summer hailstorm was the perfect opportunity to see some green and growing things.




Little Man calls all frogs Jeremy Fisher now that I've introduced him to Beatrix Potter's tale. He likes to have conversations with them, which means that I am called upon to supply the frog's part of the dialogue. A little chat after dinner the other night (for "Jeremy Fisher" likes to take advantage of the bug-attracting light from our dining room window) resulted in Jeremy asking if he could sleep in Little Man's bed. "No," said Little Man, "because you are an animal frog."




In other news, the Drawstring Tee pattern is now complete, so all I have to do is take a few pictures for a tutorial and get everything posted!

6 comments:

  1. Oh that is so sweet! Beatrix Potter has always been a favourite and it's always lovely to see younger generations fall in love with her books too :) Beautiful photos - God's creation never fails to astound!

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    1. Esther,

      Thank you for your kind comment! It's been interesting to me to see how much my little ones have taken to Beatrix Potter, since her stories are a still a bit above their "level." But apparently they are as magical for them as they were for me!

      Blessings,
      Shannon

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  2. Shannon,
    Lovely post--I love hearing about the little "snippets" of your life. I have to admit I'm a little envious of the rain you've been having in your neck of the woods--it's been around 105 degrees here in California lately!! And I have always wanted to try Kerrygold butter--I'll have to remember to pick it up the next time I'm at the store. :)

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    1. Alyssa,

      If it's any comfort, the heat has been positively sweltering since we had that rain. :-)

      And I hope you enoy the Kerrygold if you try it -- it was double the price of regular butter at our grocery store, but I paid the difference in cost out of my "allowance" and only use it on toast and such. Oh my, is it ever good!

      Thank you for your kind comment!

      Blessings,
      Shannon

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  3. Oh Shannon ~ you had me searching and searching for Kerrygold butter. I found it today for a wonderful price! ~ I hope you'll visit my new blog: http://www.prudentlyfrugal.wordpress.com

    Best,
    Cari

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    1. Cari,

      So glad you found a good deal on Kerrygold butter! I was skeptical about it tasting any different than our usual butter, but I found it to be remarkably tasty -- I hope you do, too! :-) And I'll be sure to stop by for a visit at you blog!

      Blessings,
      Shannon

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