I went to Goodwill this weekend and came away with an entire school wardrobe for Brae, a pretty new plate, a picture frame, and a blouse for myself. Not bad for my first trip! I cant believe it took me this long to find the Goodwill out here. There are a few thrift and antique stores around San Jose and I hope to start visiting more of them soon. This Goodwill was surprisingly good. I usually have low expectations of Goodwill but most of the clothes I bought looked brand new! I don't think anyone ever wore the blouse I bought and all the clothes I got for Brae look completely perfect. Score one for me!
The garden also heaped its bounty upon me and my new plate offered to hold it for this photo.
Have you ever seen corn pollen? Neither had I until a couple weeks ago. It blossomed on the tassels of the corn plants in a cool purple color. We made sure to shake the corn around a lot to help pollinate them. Then we collected a little bit of the pollen for our nature table. It seems to have worked because we have several ears of corn growing on the stalks.
This week is the beginning of lots of changes in our house. Brae is starting Kindergarten and I am going to start working with Tom and the falcons more often. Its the end of late mornings and schedule free days. I guess this time has to come around every year eventually.