Friday, June 11, 2010

Random Friday post

* My herb garden is doing very well. Of course it has nothing to do with my green thumb, it's thanks to all the rain we've had here. The basil and parsley have served me well in several recipes.

* When my mom gave me my food processor several Christmases ago, it sat in its box in a cabinet for a year. Even then I used it for one recipe very rarely, and I almost gave it away when I moved last summer. But now I honestly don't know what I'd do without it. There's no way I would have shredded all that zucchini by hand.

* My only motivation to go to the gym in the last two weeks was when I didn't have power and wanted to blow-dry my hair.

* I am going camping this weekend. It has been several years since I've been camping; it's possible that the last time was when I went backpacking in Colorado for six days after graduating from high school. I'm thinking the fact we can drive to the campsite will make it a little less intense. But I keep having nightmares about waking up with cold feet, so I have now packed more socks than I wear in a week during winter. Seriously though, we are going to a beautiful place, and I'm looking forward to being outside and enjoying the hang-out time with friends.

* I went to Target to pick up a few things for the trip (and because I rarely drive out there and was having withdrawals). It was totally worth it too because they had retractable marshmallow sticks in the dollar section. But anyway, the point of the trip was to buy sunscreen and bug spray. I found the bug spray easy enough, but the sunscreen was a different situation. I have a specific brand and type of sunscreen I always buy, and I found it in the display but the only spf they had was 80 and 100. Maybe they really have improved sunscreen so much that they can have these high spf numbers, but I am a skeptic (and so is WebMD). I think it is a marketing ploy, and it probably makes people more confident that they can go longer without reapplying sunscreen. My mom is probably dying that I am writing this, but I just couldn't be convinced to spend $8.99 on this marketing scheme. But after much searching, I found my spf 30 (and I promise to reapply, mom).

* I listened to a sermon recently where the pastor said, "Rest does not come in understanding." What a great truth. So often I believe that if God will clearly explain things to me, then I will find peace in my current situation. But I know I would be like a kid, asking "why" to every answer I got and never actually find peace, and I would also miss out on the way God is preparing me for what's ahead. But the point of the sermon is that God Himself is all we need to find rest and peace no matter what. Just something I've been thinking through the last couple of weeks.

Apologies for the random post, but it's all I've got today. Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. I love these posts where I get a glimpse into your life and thoughts. I like the food posts too, but these are my favorites, and you always apologize for them. :-)