So much nice weather this week. I spent a good chunk of time in and around the garden, getting everything planted (it's all in the ground) setting up a kinda fence of driftwood and yarn, running a strip of cooper around all the beds to keep the slugs out, and mad running with stick in hand screaming at all the squirrels. It's been a lot of work but so very very satisfying. The only sucky part is with all this nice weather comes those stupid f-ing mosquitoes. I have already gotten my allotted bites for the year. Back to wearring heavy carports and hoodies while I garden, or walk out the door. Meh.
Other then all the gardeining, the week was productive. I did a lot of baking (cookies, banana bread, bread, hot sauce, some other shuff as usual), I picked up the last winter farm share (summer share starts in 3 weeks!!!), purged a bunch of crap, repotted plants, and finally got the taxes DONE. The big goal of the week of was for the mr and I to pick a paint color and buy primer and paint for one of the buildings in town we are repainting. We were close. We kind of picked the color but are going to wait until next week to make sure we really like it so we didn't buy the paint. But we will so we are on track. As for the primer.. A whole day trying to track down what we needed and no one seemed to carry the product that we were looking for. Everyone said it was a special order and it will take forever to get. We did manage to find a few gallons so it's a start.
And I still have not found the vacuum attachment which I keep looking for. I really should just order a new one, but I know as soon as I do I will find it. Life without the attachment is getting pretty dirty. Gurrrrr.
Then the littles slept There was more hole digging (because why not), pizza with Barb, tandem bike riding, and apparently while I was inside cleaning up food messes, there was a bike, rope, and scooter thing that only stopped because of a cop?.... Yeah. I also taught Judah how to play the amazing card game of solitaire. He was at it all night then after a breakfast of 10 pancakes, went out to the front porch like an old man and contuined to play. He is obsessed and its awesome. And I think I have got the Miley hooked on NPR. I was able to listen to Morning Addition through Wait Wait Don't Tell ME without complaint. She even asked me to turn it up. That right there is win for the week.
I am hoping that today is not all rain, although the garden is loving it all up and I could spend the day doing inside things. I wanted to go for a bike ride or maybe a little hike of some sort. Going to have to wait and see. Other then that, no big plans. Probably make a few more phone calls about primer, doing a little weeding, drink a pot of coffee, and definitely take a nap. I need to reinstating summer weekend nap time. I end up staying up later during the long light hours so naps are greatly appreciated.
Interent links from the week.
-Are octopuses aliens from outer space that were brought to Earth by meteors? I mean, this just makes you wonder right?
-For Animals, Plastic Is Turning the Ocean Into a Minefield. Plastic is just not good. Not good at all.
-Avoiding Plastic When Grocery Shopping. Learn how to go grocery shopping and stock your kitchen without buying any plastic products. Lots of good advice here. Again, think of the animals.
-It's ok to eat romaine lettuce again, for now. How salad became a major source of food poisoning in the US
-Would Your Cat Choose You Over Its Food?. The stereotype of cats. Yes is the answer. I know that Only's one true love in life is food.
-This is my kind of Earthship.
-Food as art when there are starving people... Something to think hard about. THE RISE OF THE EXPERIENTIAL FOOD MUSEUM
-Some of my best memories from my childhood was when my mom would blast music (usually Whitney Huston or Toni Braxton) and make us dance with her. Good good times. The Surprising Benefit Of Moving And Grooving With Your Kid
-Frozen Food Fan? As Sales Rise, Studies Show Frozen Produce Is As Healthy As Fresh. I always have a bunch of frozen veggies in the freezer.
Pictures from the week