Monday, March 26, 2012

Shelby Farms, Memphis, Cloth Diapers, Steve Jobs

--You might be wondering what all those things have in common, and the answer is nothing at all. --

Since we moved to Memphis, I have frequently been asked if we've been to Shelby Farms. Everyone raves over it. Now I know why. Shelby Farms is HUGE, and for a population of city-dwellers, it feels like you're getting out in the boondocks, but you've only driven 10-15 minutes to get there. 4300ish acres of ponds, bike trails, bison pasture, shooting range, etc etc etc. It's big and beautiful.
We took a little picnic up there Saturday and enjoyed exploring the park. They recently built a fancy new playground, but we didn't even venture to join the masses and try to play on it. No, we stuck to the old-school one across the even had a jungle-gym like the ones I played on in elementary school. : )
Emery. Hattie, and I had a sweet time just spending the day together.

Memphis is beautiful in the spring. I love riding around and seeing the pretty homes with their manicured lawns all a-bloom. I'm glad Emery likes to drive, because I sure enjoy looking out the window.

This afternoon on our walk, my friend Stephanie and I were discussing cloth diapers. The pros and cons and how much we used them. Our conversation has inspired me to get mine out again and throw 'em on the baby. I kept saying I would start again once the weather was warm enough for me not to have put pants on over them (bulky!), and it's surely spring now, and I haven't any excuse. I'm not sure if I'll fall in love with them all over again or be completely under-whelmed. Either way, so long as Hattie IS diapered, I'm sure I'll manage.

On a completely different note, I've been reading Steve Jobs' biography. I don't think we would have been friends - had our paths ever crossed, that is. He was pretty manic, or at least he was in the 80s - which is as far as I've gotten. He was quite the visionary, though, and certainly changed the personal computer industry. So kudos for that.


  1. Kudos to your renewed cloth diaper efforts!
    I have enjoyed reading your blog and love the title!

    1. Thanks Allison! What style of cloth diapers do y'all use?