What kind of bees give milk?
Boo bees. Hahahaha....hahaha
I know, what an awesome joke. When I heard it, it sent a deep ripple of laughter through me. Who doesn't love a good bee joke right?
Anyways. How did your week go? Are you in shock and awe that it is actually finally spring? I have been. Every morning I wake up and expect to see a new coating of snow, but no, it has been ever so pleasant and warm. And raining, which makes me happy because spring rain is the best. Everything is all of a sudden green and growing and the flowers and it's just all so freaking magical and awesome and so so needed. The winter almost broke me. I'm so much better now. And so are my feet. Chacos or barefoot all day long. I have spent way to much time in shoes this year.
And the heat is off and all the windows are open. Ah, freshy freshness. Good stuff.
This spring week has brought on a lot of outside stuff. I spent a good day turning over the garden beds and started to rake up the leaves. I need about another day to finish that and to dig up all the baby thistle that is covering the lawn. Although what I really need to do is get over to al the apartment buildings in town and tend to the gardens and clean up around the outsides. That's probably what I am going to be doing this coming week. I did manage to plant some greens and peas in one of my newly turned beds, but I am having a slight problem with squirrels right now so I didn't plant any more then I was able to cover (I need to get more chicken wire).
The mr and I did trip out to the NEK for a day. We stood by a rushing river for a while waiting to see the trout jump (we didn't), then we went to meet the piggies at Jess's farm, and installed the farmer lady a hot water heater (It's actually a water heater, not a hot water heater, but I can't stop saying hot water heater) The trip out of town and into the lushness of spring nature had me even more excited about the weather. Soon there will be days of hanging out by the river, the mr fly fishing, and me hiking around, looking for rocks, and reading under a tree. Oh so soon. So so soon.
We had the littles a few times. and did a sleep over the started with cupcakes and ended with Barb and pancakes and now my sprinkle stock had dwindled drastically. We watched a movie (I read, they watched), trashed my house, ate all my peanut butter, and crawled onto the new couch in the morning and feel asleep. Highlight was Judah and I got into a debate over the pros and cons of a magic carpet vs a magic couch. I said I wanted a carpet because you can roll it up and put it away, but Judah was all about a couch because it would be more comfortable, turn into a bed, come wit pillows, and because it was magic, you could still fold it up and store it. That kid, he got me on that one. Now I think I want a magic couch instead.
The agenda for today. I finally broke down and bought myself new running shoes (my toes are breaking through my old ones) so when I go to the gym this morning, I am going to be breaking the new batboys in.I know, big plans right. Then up until like 10 minutes ago, I thought it was going to be a cool and sunny day, and I was going to be able to spend the day doing yard work. Turns out it's actually going to be raining and cool. I guess that just means I will have to spend the day on the porch, wrapped in a thick sweater, reading, napping, and enjoying the coolness before it gets to mother find hot next week. 80 degree days... Now I am going to be bitching about how hot I am. Ha.
Things that I actually spent the time to look at on the internet.
-Homes Or Gardens? Developers And Urban Farmers Grapple Over Vacant Land. There is a need for food and a need for housing, it's a hard one.
-I didn't realize that there really was anyone that really believed the earth is flat. How to argue with flat earthers
-When I fist saw this, I thought it was fake and a little creepy. Spectacular Fans of Feathers Define the Vogelkop Superb Bird-of-Paradise Courtship Ritual
-Always thinking about what the bees will like. Make Your Yard Bee-Friendly
- Cozy 250-Square-Foot Cabin in the Pacific Northwest. Just the right size for me to escape to. Or this Joshua Tree Shack would also of the trick.
-I check this every few days to see what the pollen count is and how miserable I might be.
-The Tweeting of the Lambs: A Day in the Life of a Modern Shepherd. This dude takes care of 500 sheep. Thats freaking nuts. Much respect.
-The latest star map from the Gaia spacecraft plots 1.7 billion stars. Thats a lot of stars.
-I am either really good or really shitty at mindfulness. Mindfulness Meditation Advice for the Anxious and Distracted
This Healthy Convenience Mart Aims To Take On 7-Eleven Think this is pretty neat.
Pictures from the past week.