Life in the A-Frame

Life in the A-Frame

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Naomi's Village

My niece just informed me about this mission project. Some people from her church are involved in building an orphanage in Kenya. I thought some of you would like to look at what is being done.....and some scary events that recently happened to them.  I was amazed and touched by this project.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Not that bad, Mama

We visited my son this week. It was so hot and he suggested going to one of his hangouts, Lake Amistad. He was describing the trail and the swimming area. Rock and cactus paths lead you to a cliff lined swimming area but he assures me that it isn't that hard to get to.

He said that it was a little bumpy driving there and to watch for cactus on the way down. It's not that bad Mama, he says.

He says that that his girlfriend's mom made it just fine even with her bad knees. And, her stepmom and her dad made it fine too, and they've both had recent surgery. I did make it. It looked scarier than it was. I was worried about getting back up but that was the easy part. He of course, bypasses this area, goes around the corner and jumps off the cliff. I go down here and scoot on my bottom to get in the water. I notice that there is a drop off as soon as you get off the rocks.

He gives us all "noodles" to swim with. I ask him how deep the lake is and he says 90 feet right here.Then he dives down as far as he can and the water is so clear that I can still see him. We notice we can see a lot of big fish down there too. Wow, that water really is very clear. I don't look down any more.
I make it back up without any help. I like going up better than going down and maybe I am being a little over dramatic. After all "it's not that bad, Mama".

I tell him not to jump off any more cliffs while I am there.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

More New Zealand Apples

Yesterday, at the local grocery store in my small town, I found another really good apple from New Zealand. They are called Jazz apples and look very much like the Tentations below. They are not quite as tart, which makes me very happy. I don't really know why it is such a big deal, but I want to EAT APPLES this time of year....and I want them to be good. Now if the store would only carry actual, ripe, locally grown peaches. Even the ones at the Farmer's Market were hard as a rock! I'm fruit challenged.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Try these apples!

Good apples are hard to find this time of year. I noticed these unusual yellow and red apples from New Zealand the other day. I bought 4 to try and now I wish I had bought 24.

They are slightly tart but sweet. They have lots of flavor, which is rare for apples this late in summer. I hope you try them. If you have a variety you'd like to recommend, let me know!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Griffins love the lake

Are these photos self explanatory?  It was really nice to be on the lake considering it was 106 degrees yesterday. Thank you to my brother-in-law for taking us out on his boat.