I must tell you that in copying over my notes from the SDA Conference, I was further reminded of the great speakers that we enjoyed in Kansas City. Harmony Susalla spoke to us about the growing organic cotton trend, and the woes of using pesticides on crops. Did you know that only .1% of pesticides reach their target AND that 20,000 people die annually from pesticide-related illnesses? YIKES!!! Harmony has an amazing and refreshing story for such a young gal, so I do urge you to go to her website and read more about her and the emerging interest in organic cottons and pesticide-free gardening.
C and I attended several parties last weekend. My SDA friend Leisa Rich is having a terrific fiber arts show at Atlanta's Callenwalde. I've just gotten to know this incredibly energetic young woman and am so impressed with her creative bent, organizational abilities, and enthusiasm. Here's just one photo of Leisa's show.......this is her ideal world, all created by her own little hands. Can you see the adorable little girl enjoying Leisa's world?
Our daughter, Kristin, has completed her MBA program at Georgia State! Hooray!!!! She and Dave hosted a celebration last Saturday afternoon. We dropped by for a quick visit with some of their friends. I was really thrilled to see that she chose to wear the silk halter top I had created for her last year!
a rather pensive moment:
We hated to leave their party just as it was beginning, but we had another engagement to attend back at home, an hour north, so we hit the road running!
C went to the local farmers' market bright and early this morning and brought home some wonderful finds: haricots vert, beets, and asparagus! YUMMMM
I steamed the haricots vert, roasted the beets, and sauteed the beet greens in olive oil and diced garlic. C grilled a steak and we enjoyed it with the haricot verts and diced roasted beets on a bed of the sauteed beet greens topped with feta cheese. It was a glorious dinner. I go under the knife tomorrow morning: sinus surgery. What a sendoff, eh?