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3 Things by Shannan Martin, Flower Patch Farm Girl

3 Things by Shannan Martin, Flower Patch Farm Girl

Truth

I recently watched a PBS documentary about space travel in which a geologist, equal parts nerdy and ordinary, described walking along a lunar canyon as “delicious.” In fact, he said, “It’s like ice cream.”

Immediately, his face held certain intrigue and every bit of his vanilla turned Blue Moon. I wanted to invite him over for dinner and hear the rest of the story. I wanted to hear more than the story, because a scientist channeling Sarah McLachlan is one who begs to be known.

I want to track down my delicious, don’t you?

We need to hunt for our passion – our art – and refuse to tone it down when it comes bubbling out all Paula Deen from our NASA-nerd self.

Maybe it’s a perfect french seam or a soufflé that would make you light-headed. Maybe it’s a flawless closing argument or a slammin’ double handed backhand. Sniff it out. Then come on over for dinner, because I’ll have lots of questions.

Tip

I wish I could be the girl who offers a tip of great philosophical importance, and sometimes I just might be, but tonight I’m feeling practical.

Disclaimer: I swear I’m not a germaphobe.

toothbrushorganizer

The day I dreamed this up may have been my finest hour. I can’t rule out the possibility.

For so long I was troubled by the housing options for our toothbrushes. A cup on the counter? It just seemed too free-wheeling, with all the germs floating around in the bathroom atmosphere. Thrown in the drawer? Again with the inevitable germ-sharing, not to mention the crusted toothpaste and general nastiness.

Behold: The silverware organizer. A compartment for everyone! And when the nasty becomes too much to bear, you throw it in the dishwasher.

Halleujah.

Find

We’re CD people. As in, bought at a store, sealed almost impenetrably in plastic, prone to scratching, compact discs.

We sing loudly and with wonky abandon while tooling around in our sexy minivan. Our youngest never really got the memo, but our two oldest kiddos understand the relevance to their little lives of big-people music. So when we find a CD that we all love, it’s a sure keeper.

Enter, Brandon Heath’s Blue Mountain.

It’s cool, fresh air to the ears and soul. Immensely sing-alongable. Transportive and catchy.  It transcends generations (at least 2 guaranteed).

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Contributor: Shannan Martin from Flower Patch Farmgirl
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  • Madeleine February 8, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Excellent tip for the toothbrushes! (though I am not sure we can spare a drawer to be so sparsely populated so I am going to have to come up with my own version.

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  • elma February 11, 2013 at 8:37 am

    OH I love the tip for the tooth brushes!! Yes I am going to do that!! My kids all brush their teeth in the laundry room and I have an extra drawer!! Thanks!!!

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  • The Domestic Fringe February 11, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Um, the toothbrushes – Genius.
    Now I just need a drawer in my bathroom.
    ~FringeGirl

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  • Gina February 11, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Love love love Brandon Heath’s cd!! We were fortunate enough to see him in concert too!! Best show ever!! :D

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  • Pam February 11, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    LOVE the toothbrush drawer idea!!!!! That’s genius : )

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  • Bugs & Sunshine February 11, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    Sheer genious!

    Toothbrushes will never be the same!

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  • Faye February 12, 2013 at 8:58 am

    “his face held certain intrigue and every bit of his vanilla turned Blue Moon. ….., because a scientist channeling Sarah McLachlan is one who begs to be known. I want to track down my delicious, don’t you?”
    Loooooooove this! Love your writing! Love your attitude! And I so want my delicious to be weaving words. Thanks for oozing inspiration! Now I have to go tone down my NASA-nerd self so that Paula Deen can free-wheel.

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  • kristin February 12, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    i. am. doing. that. toothbrush. thing.

    thank you

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  • Gina February 13, 2013 at 11:41 am

    I have been looking for a small silverware caddy for years for that very purpose, my kid’s bathroom makes me shiver with all it’s messiness. Alas, I don’t think a small one can be found.

    And since we are CD breakers, at least the little people, I will be asking iTunes about Brandon Heath.

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