Monthly Archives: May 2008

you can hide the Earth behind your thumb

We learned a lot about the Moon, but what we really learned was about the Earth. The fact that just from the distance of the Moon, you can put your thumb up, and you can hide the Earth behind your thumb. Everything that you have ever known, your loved ones, your business, the problems of the Earth itself, all behind your thumb. And how insignificant we really all are. But then how fortunate we are to have this body, and to be able to enjoy living here amongst the beauty of the Earth itself.

-Jim Lovell from In the Shadow of the Moon

Jon and I watched this documentary the other night and this quote really hit me. The news lately is all about democrat nominee this and china earthquake that and war over there. And to hear this quote and really take a step back and look at my “problems”, other people’s “issues”, the world’s “conflicts”…and hear me, I know a lot of those things are valid. Sudan, Myanmar, so many others hurting and crying out….I guess I’m just trying to take a step back and remember just how insignificant my “problems” are.

Seeing the earth floating there…it just reminds me of how delicate we are. It’s just something good to think on often. Definitely humbling.


Veggie Tales

So, Jon has been inspired by this book I bought him the other day.

I know, doesn’t Edward look the coolest but, hey, he knows his stuff!!
So Jon with his crafty self built some planter boxes which we painted this weekend and housed four smaller plastic planter boxes which he drilled holes in.  The idea is that you save on watering by building the vegetables and flowers their own reservoir and it’s better for the plants to get access to their water anytime. 
He did a great job!!! :)
On Saturday, Jamie (a good friend of mine) and I were planning on going to the zoo to take some fun pictures with my new camera. But it was insanely busy as was the Botanical Gardens so we ended up visiting the International Exotic Feline Sanctuary. That’s right, cougars and lions and even a few bears (oh my!). 

Here’s a few shots from there: