Monday, September 22, 2008

Leema, Lima, let's call the whole thing off

I'm eating a big bowl of fresh lima beans with butter and salt, courtesy of my Dad's garden. The girls didn't have much interest, and Ryan is working late, so they are mine, all mine! I saved the smaller, more-tender ones for last, and they've been swimming around in the butter, so I'm savoring them one-by-one, sans fork. I haven't been over to my parents' place to survey the garden lately, so I don't know whether more beans will be headed my way. I hope so.

Why do Americans pronounce the "i" in "Lima" like "eye" rather than like "ee" as in the city of Lima, for which the beans are named?

I think my city-based work has ended for a while, which is fine for now. The money is great, but it's exhausting to go in there 3 days a week, then come home and deal with the girls. No decompression time, as Ryan is rarely home by their bedtime. I think there will be more home-based freelance coming my way. I do some work for a creative director I met last summer when he was at a big agency, and now he's at a small shop that just won some more new business. He asked me to send my resume so the account team can put together a team deck, so I assume that means I'm intended to be part of the team. I'm happy to do it. He's a great guy, both in the professional and personal sense, and absolutely a pleasure to work with.

I think we need some girlie pictures in here, don't we? Yesterday we went to Adventureland, with my friend Leanne and her family. To say they had a good time would be a massive understatement.

Kate

Adventureland - 9/21/08

Adventureland - 9/21/08

Lilly

Adventureland - 9/21/08

Adventureland - 9/21/08

Adventureland - 9/21/08

Mommy (with Kate) had a good time, too.

5/52 - My kids and me

4 comments:

Zoo said...

WHEN did their hair get so long?! wow. The girls look great and adorable as usual. And you look fantastic! :)

IrishNYC said...

There is no better veg in the world than fresh limas!

Ahuva Batya said...

It's great you'll have more work on the horizon, but I can only imagine it's really exhausting. BTW, Lima beans are my favorite kind of bean ever. It's apparently a family tradition that we all love lima beans. The girlies look like they had a blast at AL.

Lilypad Mom said...

They look so big on the swings all by themselves.