It always happens. One minute it is snowing and freezing, the next it is sunny and warming up, and then blink and everything is all lush and green and amazing. Summertime (basically) and the weather has been fine fine fine and all the green and colors are here and I am taking it all in. The world is a pretty amazing place.
A good, never a dull moment, packed to the brim, week. It's crazy how much stuff you can pack into a day, especially a, soon to be, long summer day. Fishing, bike rides, read a book, did all the bills, work, running around here, getting that there. We have been all over and all out. Started the week with the first of the summers farm share. I picked it up, I ate it all, and obviously I am hungry because all I can think about is food right now and what is coming in the share tomorrow. Ha. Besides farm food, I had Anthony came over for a afternoon of crafting that had something to do with homework. He made a felt rocket ship and I taught him how to use a sewing needle. It was a good use of glue and thread. I also hung out with the Miley, Judah, and Coco and all the rubix cubes anyone could ever handle. Me and the two big ones tried to figure those out for a while and Coco just sat there eating chips like it was his job. Good stuff. I have also been spending time at the ceramic studio for now I am a studio assistant and will be assisting the studio with all of it's needs. That has been exciting for me because I haven't worked in a studio for a good while and it's been great to get back into it. Let see, what else. The mr has been working like crazy nuts, 14 hour days, all week. One of the houses in town got a nice scrape and is primed and ready for me (and the mr) to start painting, which will happen if we ever pick a freaking paint color. The gardens going well ( beside the war I have started on slugs and squirrels), I need to mow the lawn again, and I still haven't found the vacuum attachment but have come to terms with it, and with all that and more we ended up missing little So's dance recital. I feel bad, but not so bad because she spends half of her time twirling around and dancing around anyway. If I want to see her dance, all I got to do is start dancing and he will bust a move. No harm, no foul and I'll make her some cookies so she really won't care.
The big reason we busted ass so hard this week to get shit done was because we left for the weekend to Rhode Island for a quick visit with the uncle and the cousins. We basically zoomed down there, ran around, checking out their amazing collection of houses and salvaged materials. (The mr and I are very very jealous) We hung out with my uncle Seth, took him for a walk and got him in a few chuckles which made my heart swell. Then we spend an afternoon at the Providence Art and Music festival and watched David's band play a sweet little gig. Lots of sunshine, lots of cool art, lots of street performers and fun things. Then we jumped back into the car and zoomed home. It was a short visit but a good one. But it is always good when I am with my family. They are my people, they get me.
Today is going TBD. I am very much tired and am feeling like I might be getting an ear infection so that is not good. Not exactly sure the plan for today, but there is a plan for a plan for some stuff and once I get a little, or a lot, more coffee in me I am sure I will be able to figure it out. And maybe some mullein and garlic oil and a warm almond for the ear and maybe just a short, few minute nap to help clear the fog. First things first, coffee (then maybe I won't need the nap) oh and water the all the plants and the garden like right this minute. I am going to go do that now.
Internet happenings on the internet.
-As soon as I touch the shit I am done for. Don't Touch! A Scientist's Advice For Spotting Poison Ivy Before It Ruins Your Summer.
-Shocking and so sad. . He seemed like one of coolest and genuine people.. The world will miss him. In Anthony Bourdain, the Food World Found One of Its Strongest Voices
-Being Hangry Almost Destroyed My Relationship. I know the mr really loves me when he doesn't kill me in my moments of complete and utter blind rage when I am hungry. It can get bad.
-I am really into the cots as couches. LOUNGE-WORTHY.
-Someone (one of the littles I think) asked me what AM and PM meant. I had no answer. What Do AM and PM Stand For?. Now I know.
-WE MADE PLASTIC. WE DEPEND ON IT. NOW WE’RE DROWNING IN IT. Yup, and it sucks.
-It really is about how we raise the littles and the Mommas have been doing it for ever. Why Grandmothers May Hold The Key To Human Evolution
-Bees understand the concept of zero. I think that bees, and all other living things for that matter, understand a lot more then we could even imagine.
-Vermont state parks and historic sites free this weekend. Hurry, you still got time today to get some Vermont in.
Pictures from the week