I can't believe it is Sunday already. The last week has just blown by so fast. These summer days, they can do that. But they are coming to an end and I might be a tad sad about it but I caught myself longingly looking at all of my sweaters the other day... I will leave that one alone for a little longer.
Our camping adventure last week started off with us under a bridge. It was so freaking hot out that my earwax was melting so the mr found the coolest place he could think of to fish, and that was under a bridge. After that, we just headed up the mountain to our campsite. When we got there to check in we were pretty much guaranteed to see a bear because there had been so much bear activity, especially at our site. So I was a bit nervous, a lot excited, and ready and prepared. After the mr started a fire from logs he threw into the air and dropped so they would break (we forgot a saw) and ate our dinner, all traces of food were then packed away in the car. All evening every little noise we heard, I was expecting bear but nothing. So we went to bed. I had my noise maker ready at my head, my shoes untied and ready to slip on, and my camera because I would need to get a picture. Every time I woke up (I wake up a lot) I would poke my head out the tent window looking for a big fury mass, but all night I did not see one. We didn't get a bear. So much for that.
After packing up camp super early, it was back to a river for some prime fishing and coffee and reading before heading back to the real world of noise and work and people. And we needed to get back to the cat, which I keep finding in piles of leaves next to the house looking dead. I was scared once or twice but it turns out he just likes looking like a dead cat in a pile of leaves. Yup.
Tuesday we had the littles over for a sleep over. We gardened, drew pictures, sat around and read, ate lots of corn, and walked down to the neighborhood cornerstone for creamees. After we sent the baby back to it's mother, the littles and the mr watched another inaproperate Adam Sandler movie, I went to bed, they stayed awake all night watching cooking shows, and I had to shake them awake the next morning in order to feed them all the brightly colored pancakes before dropping them off at camp. Those guys are doing summer vacation right.
Wednesday the mr and I had to quick quick run up to see our friends in the north at Ikea. It was last minute, we needed a countertop, so no I did not have time to call everyone I knew to see if they wanted me to buy them anything. But shitty shit, when we got there, the countertop we needed was not there, so that kinda sucked. But I did end up getting a new toilet paper roller, a toilet brush, and the mr picked out a new pillow. We drove all the way up there, we couldn't leave empty handed.
And how is your fresh farm and garden food these days? Farm share is at it's peak and so is my food consumption. I find myself eating more then I really want to just because we have so much fresh and beautiful goodies that I just can't stop myself. The tomatoes are so ripe and sweet, how can I not eat like 10 a day? (my acid reflux is kicking up a little) And not only are the tomatoes going gang buster at the farm, but my garden is like a tomato jungle. There is probably going to be a day when I am buried alive by the tomatoes. It so could happen.
Saturday was work at the studio. I was on fire and unloaded 2 kilns (someone piece blew up in one) and loaded a glaze kiln in record time. After that I was pretty tired, my hip was sore (to much bending over kilns) so I came home, had a snack, cleaned the shit out of my house (there was watermelon stickiness on everything) and called myself ready for bed at like 8. The days are getting shorter again so I don't feel so bad crawling into bed earlier. HA
Today is family day. Our cousins are up in Vt at the camp so we are heading there to spend the day with them. After that, the mr and I are camping in some field somewhere (probably a baseball field?) outside of the city to each the meteor shower. It's at it's peak tonight and I am super excited to sleep under the stars and watch. Hopefully we don't get any shit for illegally camping in a park. We aren't going to have a fire (so we can see the starts, duh) so it really shouldn't be a problem. Right?
Some reads from the internet this week.
-It's tonight guys! How to See the 2018 Perseid Meteor Shower
-It’s Time to Admit That Iceberg Is a Superior Lettuce. I wouldn't call it superior but I have to admit, I do like me some iceberg. It's kind of like my junk green. Not much nutritional value but taste so mighty fine dipped in mustard. Crisp an refreshing.
-I know some people (mom..) that might have a slight buying books addiction, even when they won't necessarily read them all. Tsundoku: The art of buying books and never reading them. I stopped buying books (or rarely do and its usually a book I have read and love so much) and just do the library. It would be very expensive if I just bought books... I read to much.
-Angry People Tend to Overestimate Their Intelligence. Ever have to deal with an angry know it all.... its enough for me to run away screaming. So frustrating.
-"If you've ever seen someone with testicles get kicked in the groin, then you probably know that male genitals — often portrayed as a symbol of male strength and virility — aren't actually that tough." hahaha, what a great opening paragraph. Boxers Or Briefs? Experts Disagree Over Tight Underwear's Effect On Male Fertility
-What's the Difference Between Zucchini and Yellow Squash?. One is zucchini and one is yellow squash.
-Spent $200 on a Weighted Blanket, and It's Changed My Entire F*cking Life. I don't think I will ever spend $200 on a blanket, but I am really into the idea of getting a weighted blanket..I think Ikea sells one for like $30.
-I could live in a state of natural silence for ever (or for a very long time) Are You Listening? Hear What Uninterrupted Silence Sounds Like
Pictures from the week.
Have a wonderful day.