Summer lists

Oof!  I’ve been absent lately, but really I haven’t been.  I’ve just been busy.  Summer busy – the best kind.  The laze-about-in-a-hammock, have-5-naps-a-week kind.  But I made a list at the beginning of the summer of a whole bunch of things I wanted to do before summer was up, and I’m doing a really good job of crossing items on the list off, except for blog-writing.

My list:

  • Pickathon (I’m leaving on Tuesday, consider it crossed off)
  • finish weaving (I’m over 50% done)
  • finish sweater (less that 20 grams of yarn left)
  • move wardrobe (I’m waiting for the right shelving – this may not get done this summer and that’s ok)
  • camping (set for middle of August)
  • design shawl
  • read 6 books (I’ve read 5 and change)
  • make 1 new friend
  • spend a day by myself w/ my dog
  • make pie squares
  • pick strawberries
  • pick blueberries
  • pick blackberries
  • sell 1 bouquet of flowers
  • ride my bike to Courtenay
  • play first 2 weeks of school
  • build raised flower bed
  • mulch flowers
  • 8 blog posts
  • canoe to Hornby

See!  I’m doing pretty well!  Except, of course, for the blog post thing.  This is my second.  And I’m leaving for a week on Tuesday, so August will have to be a blog heavy month.

As you may have deduced by the last item being crossed off, Jer and I bought a canoe.  I told my mom and she promptly asked me if it was a boy or a girl, what colour it was, and whether it had a name.  I was only able to answer 1 of these questions – something that several years ago would have astonished me.  Our canoe is yellow.  She’s lovely and pretty and she goes straight and fast.  Her name is Joan, or Joni.  I wanted to name her brawk, because she’s yeller and a chicken, but Jeremy is much cleverer than I.

The garden is crazy awesome.  The farm made the most money it’s ever made last week, which was really exciting.  I’ve got sunflowers blooming that light up my heart, and one of the Gladiolas that Jer bought for me is in bloom too.  Maybe I’ll grab my camera from the car tomorrow and give you all photos, and then be almost halfway done my goal…Oh.  And the ants came back.  We had another battle between two colonies, but it didn’t last long and they seemed to drink the Borax water solution Jer made up for them.  I had decided not to freak out about it, and this was a good thing.  The ants all seem to be gone.As I said, next week I’m off to Pickathon, a music festival outside of Portland.  I’ll have a day in Portland, where I assume I’ll spend hours in Powell’s Books.  If anyone has a recommendation for something I absolutely HAVE to read, I’d love to hear about it.

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5 responses to “Summer lists

  1. Kerri, it’s great to read your blog and to see the pics from your farm. It’s been awhile since UVIC. Say hello the next time you visit Victoria.

    Cheers,
    Avi

    • Avi – It has been a while! Thanks for the comment… life on the farm is often magical, but full of a ridiculous amount of work. I don’t get to Vic often enough – we always plan on it but never seem to get it done. I’ll do my best to be in touch next time I go (I’m heading tomorrow, for a total of 18 hours, most of them will be spent sleeping… I’ll give you more notice than that next time.)

      Love to Elise and your family!

      Kerri

      • Kerri, great to hear back from you! Your message put a smile on my face 😀

        Wow, you have a farm! I’m sure it’s a heck of a lot for work. Have you guys considered turning it into a WOOF partner?

        Talk soon!

        Avi

  2. (Sue here, from Lasqueti Island) –nice to see you and Jeremy at the wedding.
    Oh, Powell’s Books! Several hours are barely enough.
    Excellent books: Let the Great World Spin, by Colm McCann. Visit from the Goon Squad, by Jennifer somebody. Witch Light, by Susan Fletcher. Capital, by John Lanchester. Wolf Hall, by Hilary Mantel (deep historical fiction, if you’re into that– Brilliantly written. I couldn’t put it down)

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