Here’s a little of what I’ve been up to lately.

First up is this hydroponic lettuce. We buy this at our farmer’s market and keep it in a jar of water {I like to think of this as a vase} on our counter until we’re ready to eat it. It keeps growing right up until the minute we eat it. Super fresh and it looks pretty, too!

hydroponic lettuce

Next: Andy Roddick is coming here. To play tennis. In my town. This is a very happy day at our house. Our oldest son, Andy, is a tennis player. I love tennis because of him. You know how you learn to love things your kids love? Well that’s what happened to me. I’ve spent countless hours watching him {and to a lesser extent our other two kids} play tennis. Now that he’s in college, he runs tennis camps in the summer. I take lessons from him. Roddick was always his favorite player. A couple of years ago we got to take a mother-son mini trip to see Roddick play in the finals in Memphis. We were thrilled to be able to see him play, but it got even better. He played an amazing match and won the final point with an incredible shot that immediately went to YouTube. It couldn’t have been a better trip. I got one-on-one time with my oldest child, doing something we both love, and we got to see one of the closest, most exciting matches ever with a super grand finale of a winning point. Suffice it to say, we are cheering at today’s news.

Roddick to Springfield

I wore this Peter Pan collar that belonged to my mom in the fifties.

leopart print peter pan collar

We’ve been spending cold evenings in our cozy house listening to scratchy records. It’s quite enjoyable to have the Glenn Miller Orchestra playing while dinner is cooking. We found a few new tunes at a flea market to add to the rotation. I remember how impressed we were with quality and clarity when digital music first came out. I like being able to appreciate the old and the new for their unique qualities. Some songs are just meant to be heard with scratchiness.

45 records

For my volunteer position this year I have been doing Facebook posts for the resale shop that our non-profit runs. In order to post quotes on our site using our own images, I took a bunch of photos of our Junior League and left big spaces to fill with quotes for the posts. It’s been pretty fun. Here’s a sampling of the photos I took to use as backgrounds for the images. To see some of the finished quotes, look here.

Jls photos

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10 Responses to Lately: Lettuce, Roddick, Peter Pan Collar, Records and Photos

  1. Christine says:

    I would have never thought of placing it in water… DUH!! What a great idea!!

    Thanks so much for partying at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! Can’t wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening!!

  2. Hyrdoponic lettuce! I love it :) I haven’t seen it at my farmers market, but I’d love to get my hands on some!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this on Waste Not Want Not Wednesday!

  3. The organic grocery-delivery service we use sent a hydroponic leaf lettuce last week, and I’ve been keeping it on a sunny window sill. It’s such a nice taste of spring, being able to cut a few leaves as needed, isn’t it? (Btw, I adore that Peter Pan collar, too!)

    I’d love if you’d come join my How To Tuesday link party, too.

    • Betsy says:

      It’s fun, isn’t it? The kids are hoping for an ice storm here, too. We haven’t had any snow days in Springfield, MO, either. I vote NO on the ice storm, but enough snow to play in would be good! Thanks for inviting me to your party. I’m linked.

  4. Ah, yes. I’m in Leavenworth, KS. The CSA I mentioned is (no affiliate, no commercial interest). Did your kids get a snow day last year? We didn’t have one, and my son – who goes to school in Lansing — hasn’t stopped complaining since! Watching Fox4 today, though, it looks like we’re in for a doozy. Stay warm, Betsy!

    • Betsy says:

      Thanks, Katie. I just looked up the CSA and it looks wonderful! No snow days for us last year, either. I did have to run over to Lowe’s this morning to pick up some firewood because it’s always best when playing in the snow to come in to a house with a cozy fire. {Hopefully we will get snow and I will be able to talk my teenagers into playing in it!} You stay warm, too!

  5. What a fun post! You look classy with that peter pan collar! Fun piece of history!

    Thank you for linking up in our Crafty Showcase last week.

    Thanks for sharing!

    xoxo Susie @Bowdabra

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