I still have the Martha Stewart article on Blue-Green Egg Shells. I think it's 15 years old. My new neighbors brought these over. I had never actually seen them before. Swoon.
They also brought over the Book of Mormom for Kids. Don't laugh. I asked for it. The other day my kids were insinuating that we're "totally different," & that other families are "totally the same." Ummm...kick back, boys. Yes, we're distinct, no, we're not "special-er." So we went through some points on our neighbors, how they're distinct. They wanted to know what Mormons are. I remember this book from my own childhood & a nice missionary couple named "The Christiansons," who brought this over with a jump rope. I just asked the new neighbors & they were happy to loan it to me. Because I am not in the position to say what Mormons are. They suggested I read it 5 minutes a day. Okay. You can giggle now. But I will. (giggle + plus read it) Great family.
Other neighbors have been dropping off fresh cut & washed bags of lettuce & we had a paper bag bursting with Giant chard at our door this morning. This is what I love. You take care of the community, & the community takes care of you.
How do we take care of this community? By offering up our living room & furniture for (VERY) entertaining multi-family shows. It is a hoot. You haven't lived until you've seen a 1 year old, 3, 7, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 year old doing the hand jive between couch dives & oddly placed modern-dance moments. It's...amazing.