How long ago did that ad campaign come out? (And what is it with me and commercialism lately? Actually, it's not really lately, I am a consumer whore really.) Anyway, it took these guys at Kellogg's what, at least thirty years to make the leap from Leggo to Lego?
They now make Eggo frozen waffles in the shape of Legos. "Toast, break, and build." Genius. They've gotten my kids to eat waffles without chocolate chips again. Granted, when one of my kids doesn't want to eat the perfect tower they've created, it becomes an issue... My children must be consumer whores as well, as they asked me to seek out Lego Eggo waffles after seeing the commercial on television.
I have to say, I love grocery shopping. (By myself, mind you, not with three children fighting over which over-sugared, marshmallow laden cereal we are going to get in tow.) It generally inspires me to cook---something I love to do anyway, but looking at potential ingredients gets my creative juices flowing. As I thought about this, I realized it isn't much different than how when I walk through the craft store I am suddenly filled with a longing to learn how to knit or sew, or when I walk through Home Depot, painting and gardening suddenly look appealing. Maybe I have adult ADD. I never seem to be satisfied with any one thing without finding something else I want to be the best I can be at.
So speaking of gardening, one major accomplishment of the the week's vacation at home was getting the vegetable garden primed and ready for planting. We wanted to expand it, so after breaking my ass manually digging a 6 x 9 plot this time I would rent a rear tiller. When I picked it up from the rental place, I was filled with such a rush at the prospect of operating this machine; it was kind of like, "Martha Stewart meets Tim the Toolman." LOL
Unfortunately, even with all my super-fitness lately, I could barely push the thing around my walk to the back, much less actually push it through the dirt, so the manly-man husband needed to tackle the job for me. I was so disappointed.
I decided to steal a page from Jobee and chronicle the garden's progress over the summer. We're planting carrots, green beans, lettuce, peppers, and tomatoes. Mmmmm... It's fun to show the kids the whole process of where the stuff in the grocery store comes from, you know? Here is the bare plot: