Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Cup Garden

by Rachel

This may be old news to you - but while watching "The Next Food Network Star," Ben and I learned from contestant Melissa that when you buy green onions, you can save the white parts at the bottom and put them in water, and they will grow again. We thought that sounded pretty neat, so we decided to try it - and in just two days, each onion has grown almost two inches back! This is great and super easy, especially for someone like me who has basically no sense in anything like gardening. And we will have nice fresh green onions the next time we need them, without having to worry about purchasing them or having the excess go rotten. Nice tip.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

What a Sad, Weird Day

by Rachel

I am already an extremely emotional person by nature, but today just feels so weird. I have already been feeling sad about the Gosselins (see last post), but with Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson's deaths, I just feel so unsettled. Sadness and grief seem to be ubiquitous right now.

And I feel weird because I am also a sports fan, and I was saddened in a different way by my Longhorns' loss last night in the College World Series. And then tonight was also the NBA Draft, which I was interested in. But then I almost feel not right being concerned about or interested in either of those things in light of the above events.

Also a gross slug greeted me by our front door (inside) this morning when I woke up. Yuck. Thank you to my kind husband for getting rid of it.

What a sad, weird day.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sad for the Gosselins

by Rachel

I just have to express how sad I am about Jon and Kate Gosselin divorcing. We became huge fans of this show, and just like all the other fans, I've been heartbroken to hear of all their turmoil over the last few months (which apparently has really been happening over the last several months). I feel like last night's episode should have been called "Crooked Houses and Broken Homes."

I know people survive divorces - both the ex-spouses and the children - but there is just so much brokenness that occurs and healing that has to happen. I have been praying for this family and will continue to do so.