My brain is pretty much a puddle so excuse the mess I am about to make with my words.
The week started off with Barb. We took her out for her graduation breakfast present. And not going to lie, I was shocked. We ate at this place the mr and I used to go to, at least once a week, when I was in high school (the place I would skip class and go eat). It's been a while sense we have been there and the prices have doubled, if not tripled. Whoa dude, 14 bucks for some eggs, that shit was crazy. But besides shocking prices, we had a good time. And then the rest of the week was some work, the mr in the tree house and him bringing me homa me a lilac purple cast iron sink he found at the dump because he knows me so well. The sink is beautiful and will go into our not yet to own, farmhouse.
I ended up missed farm share pick up because, um I actually, I don't remember why. But there was a reason and that I can't think of. And really, I don't care to try to remember if there was much of anything else worth mentioning from the week.. Oh wait, I think we saw Megan and Sophia and had dinner with Jeff. And that's why I missed farm share. And we also had dinner with Shannon and got to check out he garden. She would be mad if I failed to mention her and her garden and how great they both are looking these days. Ha.
Then there was Friday. The mr and I spent an entire afternoon driving to pick up more lumber for a job and a little extra for the tree house.. It was a very VERY hot. very long drive (4 hours back and forth). The mr was in truck, me in the car which has great air conintioning, but because the mr had none in the truck, I decided I was going to suffer too. Might not have the best idea because when we got home I was so miserable. I might have said some very mean things, but it wasn't my fault. This is what happens, I am like a gremlin, except it's not water or food that turns me into beast, it is humid hotness. Watch the fuck out!
Saturday started off good. Went to the gym, loaded a glaze kiln at the studio, cleaned the house, backed up the camping stuff, then off we went to the family cabin in Belvedere. Things were good, spent a good amount of time with the old man, the sisters and all the little, ate some food, set up the tent, had a a fire. As for the temperature, the weren't so bad. We were good and we were ready for their first night of camping. The mr, me , Miley, and Judah, all in one tent. Erin and Coco in another. We were killing it, thick foam to lay on, a fan, headlamps and books. Tired and ready for bed, we all piled in, and then the lighting started. At first it was a just the normal heat lighting, a little bit here and there, but then it started to thunder, and sprinkle.... And after about an hour of slightly scared littles, they finally fell asleep. Me, not so much because of the lightning. It was lighting up the sky every few minutes, plus the sprinkles turned a steady rain. SO I lay awake, feeling the drip drip drip, hoping that it was just a small passing storm. It wasn't. The sky was lighting up like a strobe, I have never in my life seen such a lighting storm, and it was constant. The thunder shook the sky, Miley woke and and freaked, the wind picked up, and the rain. Oh the rain. Flash flood in the field, tent filling with water. We had to wake up Judah because he of course was sleeping through it all, and prepare ourselves. The mr was going to go rescue Erin and Coco and get them to her car and I was going to get the kids to our car and drive and all drive back to the cabin So we got prepared, kids screw shitless, reminding them to run, but watch out for the tent lines, and get to the car as fast as they could. We were ready, I had my phone light, the car key in hand, unzipped and were instantly drenched . The littles ran, careful of the tent lines, but me, I tripped, fell face first, dropped my phone and keys in the now lake. Yup, I was the one to trip. But I recovered, lucky to see the key, grab my drenched phone, and we all made it to the car. The mr, he got the baby and Erin to her car. Long story short, our car got kind of stuck in the field, Erin had to drive her car to ours so we could toss the kids in and they drove over to the cabin. The mr and I, we walked it, wet to the soul, just hoping the lighting would not strike us dead. We made it alive, 2 am in the morning, wet and awake. Not a bad first time camping for the littles.
I did not sleep. The littles and Erin ended up sleeping in the middle of the kitchen floor, the mr on the couch, and I just sat there, watching the most magical, freaky storm I have ever seen. Then once everyone started to wake up, I pounded a few cups of coffee and had a decent morning. Breakfast, a fun trip the the river, hung out with the old man, had some lunch. Left the cabin a little while ago and now I am home, barely functional and so fucking hot. I am only keeping my brain from melting out of my ears by sitting in the doorway of the basement with the fan on me and drinking my 8th cup of coffee for the day. All in all, a pretty good weekend. The stuff of great memories. Now I need to go catch the cat and force him to drink some water so he doesn't die and then go check on the mr. Even though it is 100 degrees, he is working in the tree house so I get the fan by the basement all to myself.
Some internet to look at while melting away.
-Coldest Place on Earth Found—Here's How. Take me there!
- How to Save A Dish That's Too Spicy (or Sweet, or Salty, or Rich) Good to know when if you need to know
-Pot Glossary: Cannabis Terms For Vermonters because you know.
-These pictures are calling my name..Frozen Bubble Formations and Shards of Snow Captured in Alaska’s Swamps and Ponds by Ryota Kajita
-Have you eaten meat lately and then gotten sick? Don't worry, I got you, pretty much all the recipes on the site are vegan. Red Meat Allergies Caused By Tick Bites Are On The Rise
-How To Find The Summer Constellations Summer stars are the best
-We need to stop with the fucking plastic already. China Has Refused To Recycle The West's Plastics. What Now?
-What Are the Best Canisters for Keeping Coffee Extra Fresh? I keep my beans in a glass, rubber sealed canister with little ducks with blue ribbons around their necks on it... It makes me happy
-First off, these two are so cute, and secondly, I only new half of these words. I feel old. Nick Offerman and Kiersey Clemons Teach You Millennial Slang
Pictures from the week. I have a ton of pictures from the cabin, but I don't feel like looking at all of them right now so I'll probably just post some in a day or two. Also, I think I want to start a photo series of barb eating. I mean, right?