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.
- 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)
- 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.