On Turning Fifteen and Mutant Green Beans
July 11, 2010 § 6 Comments
What a great day! It was warm without being stupid hot, lunch was absolutely awesome and Daughter was more than thrilled, and is still very much enthralled, with her birthday present of a new computer.
She also thoroughly enjoyed the homemade NY style cheesecake that I made especially for her. I’ve only ever made one before and though it was a success, I was still a little nervous in making this one…no Mom wants to mess up their kid’s birthday cake. It turned out great though and I think I’ll be making them a lot more often.
Anyway, it wasn’t until I started counting out the candles for the cake that it really hit me, ‘Holy Crap, my baby is fifteen!’ And as moments of her life flashed before my eyes I became ever more convinced that time runs downhill.
I thought her turning five happened too fast, when she turned ten I was aghast and now that’s she’s turning fifteen, my heart is racing and I’m turning green. 😀
Speaking of green…look at these green beans! (nice segue eh?)
This is our first harvest from our backyard garden. Aren’t they awesome?! I’m going to blanch them, cut them up and then freeze them. I suspect it’ll become a daily activity as there are plenty more where they came from.
Just to give you an idea of how freakishly big they are…
Isn’t that ridiculous? Unlike the mutant strawberries though, at least I know these beans are free from genetic meddling and grew naturally in a pesticide free garden. I really can’t explain how good it feels to grow your own food…it so rocks!
I hope everyone had a good weekend.