Check out the new digs!! This blog will stay here as long as Blogger will allow it, but we're growing up from http://zanesmilkmachine.blogspot.com to a new design and a brand new name: http://michellependergrass.com.
We've never bought a coffee maker specifically for camping, but I think it might be time to look into one. We normally just pack some instant coffee and boil water on the campfire. But people, instant coffee sucks.
I did try Starbucks new Via instant. It's good. But it's expensive.
What a little beauty! Meet my hibiscus bonsai--outdoor bonsai. It loves the porch and needs the seasonal changes. Water daily in spring, summer, and fall then bury with leaves in a corner or for extremely cold climates take into the garage or basement for winter.
The ceramic pot is so pretty, the picture hardly does it justice.
The blooms are constant and just gorgeous. Sitting on my porch swing, sipping sweet tea, admiring the delicate little flowers of such a hearty bonsai...amazing.
Bonsai means "little trees in pots" and is recognized as an international art form.
So I had a breakdown the other day, certain I was rejected by God himself.
Yes. It was a pity party. So I took my coffee outside and cried but you couldn't really tell because it was raining so hard it all just blended together. Terrible things ran through my mind, thoughts that shouldn't be running around in there. Trying to stop the thoughts was like trying to ride one of those raindrops.
And I felt some of my faith slip down off of my with the rain.
I'm horribly behind in my 90 day Bible reading so I don't feel I can post about it until I'm caught up. I'm still reading, but it might be awhile before I'm above water.
I went to a conference (Necon!) and had our yearly BBQ and spent over 12 hours at the fair with Zane and Patches and went to Indianapolis for a concert (Lilith!) with my friend, Toni... ALL in one week.
I almost feel like I'm a kid again and summer's over and it's time to start school again.