No Time to Write

Can you guess why?

Actually, this photo was taken a couple of weeks ago when the kids picked all of the ripe tomatoes just before the first frost. I have made some efforts to use the bounty, but honestly, the idea of canning in the midst of my homeschool day does not appeal to me. There was a time when I canned tomatoes, peaches, applesauce, and more, but as wonderful and wholesome as it is, canning just doesn’t make it to the top of my list these days.

Rusty and Ladybug have been making fresh tomato sauce with a tomato grinder and I have been freezing it in gallon Ziplocs. The rest I have been giving away to unsuspecting guests and feeding to my family in a variety of ways. My current favorite is thick slices of the big, sweet tomatoes set on top of toasted cheese sandwiches – delicious.

Yesterday I began a blog post about a challenging experience with Honeybee, but the day went on and I didn’t finish it. I woke up this morning to find the post still open on my computer, but again, I didn’t have time to write. I have spent the last few hours of the evening working with Rusty and our friend, Nathan, on the new AHOPE Store, which you should definitely look at. Building the online AHOPE Store is Rusty’s Boy Scout Eagle project and he is doing an impressive job. Sections of it are under construction, but it is coming along. Best of all, every purchase benefits the children of AHOPE, and they are some of the most precious children in the world.

Thank you for stopping by my blog; maybe one day soon I’ll write about Honeybee.


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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.


  1. KT
    October 23, 2008

    Wish I could take some of those off your hands!!!! They look really good!

  2. Adrielle
    October 23, 2008

    What beautiful tomatoes! I would frame that picture! I too wish I was near bye to help you eat those up!:)

  3. Heidi Mehltretter
    October 26, 2008

    I love tomatoes. I wish I lived closer.


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