I am feeling pretty sleepy at the moment. Actually, all week I have been tired due to the fact that the mr has been snoring so loud that it wakes me up in my sleep. We both have some allergy stuff going on, but he has got it really bad and so he snores really loud. All. Night Long. And I don’t sleep. It is really annoying.
Other then that, well things are just fine and dandy. HA.
The week started off with camping at Half Moon Pond State Park and oh was that place fantastic. A sweetie little pond in the middle of the woods. We got a camp site pretty much right up against the water and there were not a lot of people so it was super quite. This time of year most camping is pretty sparse as far other campers go which is just the way I like it. After setting up camp we took a great hike to another cute pond high up, went back down and did some kayaking. The mr fished, I paddled around in circles. After that we hung out for a bit and then it started to rain just pinch so we walked around until it stopped. Even the rain was lovely, especially watching it hit the water. It was just one of those times when all was feeling right and good.
And then after we ate, sang kumbaya by the fire, slept, and woke up, we made the coffee and headed back as usual.
Then life. Work, people, dinners with the littles. Picked up farm share where we are getting less and less of the sweet summer produce. I trained a person on how to load glaze kilns. Made banana bread. I also managed to spent way to much time on hold on the phone. The mr kept nice and busy spending half his time painting at one of the houses and half his time digging the hole on the back of the house which made for a slight anxious me due to all the dirt he has been trailing into the house. And best yet, I got my first PUMPKIN. Sure, it is just a little bitty pumpkin, but I got it and I will not eat it until I get a few more to strategically place around the house as edible decor. (Why not buy pumpkins that you can look at AND eat?) Plus the weather. All week, all super great. So yeah, a good hardy week.
Yesterday was Jackson’s 18th birthday! (Happy Birthday buttface!) which just sounds freaking crazy. Sure he is not my kid, but I have a nephew that is now a legal adult. That just seems wrong but it is what it is and I am just tuning into a old lady. Ha. And so we partied family style with food and cake and absence birthday cards (thanks to the mr). We jokes (many to dirty to mentioned) we laughed, we ate, then we left. Early because being a Saturday night the boy (man) had his own parting to do. And I am old so I needed to go to bed.
Back to Sunday. Today we head to Gifford Woods State Park. Really excited about this one. Just last week the mr and I heard a story on VPR on how there are very few parts of the forest in VT that have any old growth (over a hundred years) left and there is old growth forest at this park. I am hoping we get to see lots and lots of big ass trees!!!! What more can you ask for? Maybe a long ass nap on the drive down there. Jeez I am tired.
Internet links from the week.
-There is hope yet. Young People Lead Millions To Protest Global Inaction On Climate Change.
-21 Comforting Dumbledore Quotes To Make You Feel Slightly Better About How Shitty Everything Is Right Now. Thanks Dumbledore, I needed to hear this.
-There is a spider that has been living in our bathroom for a least a few months. They don’t bother us so yeah, we just let them be. Why You Really Shouldn’t Kill the Spiders in Your Home, According to an Entomologist
-3 Tips to Keep Apples Fresh for Much Longer. Always a hassle. I always want to stock up on a years worth of fresh apples but know that they will not last THAT long.
-Pictures of how people store books always makes me happy. UPDATE: BOOK SMART.
-Speaking of books, I just finished this one and it was really good. The writing, the story. Just a good book.
-You can’t be productive without routines and rituals. Here’s why. I am all about routine and ritual, like crazy stuck on them to almost a fault. I sometimes think I need to get out of them….
-Tell me this isn’t freaking cute as hell. Stop and Smell the Flowers: Dick van Duijn Captured a Squirrel’s Floral Delight
-The Woman Who Convinced Me That Everything Bad Is Actually Good. Going to take a look at this book for sure.
-I want to go see this DRIED FLOWERS CAVE. -
Pictures from the week