Saturday was another hot day. I had plans to do… nothing. However, a friend called me to go out for a late breakfast. His friendship is such a gift! We had a nice meal, then went back to my place to pull basil and chop it in the food processor – a first step in the pesto making equation. It is amazing how little mixture comes from so much basil. But equally amazing is the gift of basil itself… just how much can grow in such a small space, and how wonderful it smells and tastes.
Later in the day my neighbor came over bearing gifts of tomatoes from her parents farm. During the summer I could eat tomatoes every day… but I was having difficulty finding decent sized tomatoes that were ripe for some reason.
Before church on Sunday I was talking with folks about Riot for Austerity, and a few folks said they will start keeping track with me… that is always the first step. Like me, they can’t see giving up their refridgerator or washing machine like some, and I really don’t plan to give up my dishwasher either… I just need to find ways to use it less often. We have a large bulletin board for the Environment in one of the parish halls, I have places for folks to list their electric and auto gas usage for the month so we can all see how we are doing.
The Arts Committee met after church and one of the up-coming exhibits will be on the Environment. All are welcome to participate with art, music, poetry, short stories, prayers, etc. See link for Trinity Arts Committee – information on the dates should be posted by the end of the week.