Saturday, June 24, 2006

CSA / Fruits and Veggies

We are in the midst of a great time of year. K and I have been able to participate in a program called Community Supported Agriculture and have since June 9, been recieving fresh, organic, veggies, fruits, and etc. It was been exciting to see what we'd get each week. We've gotten a few things that we are still trying to figure out exactly WHAT to do with them (ie, swiss chard!) but we're planning on making something this week. :) This past week, for example, we got: Radishes, scallions, kale, lettuce, raspberries, strawberries, herbs, artichoke and swiss chard. YUM!!! :)

Also, today Kauleen and I went and picked strawberries. We had planned on buying a flat to make jam, but for half the price we could pick our own (and had our own containers). Welll........we ended up picking 30lbs!! (can we say, strawberries coming out our ears!) We'll be freezing them, giving them to friends and family.....and enjoying some jam with them (We already made 4 batches today!).

Off to rest and relax.

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Life's Quirks

I am long due for a blog entry. :) I have been so busy latley that I haven't even gotten on the computer to do my "normal" routinely activities - and my dad's room has the computer in it - so I've been a bit out of commission.

I am enjoying sometime by myself right now - in a quiet household. Oh the joys. It has been everything but that around here latley, making it a bit more stressful (although it's been fine - just not routine) and we're ready to have that back. My dad will be gone this week and then we'll be heading into retirement week (June 30th, yep, you heard it - MY DAD'S RETIRING!!) :) At the early age of 49, he is blessed to be able to - truly blessed. :) So, with the retirement party scene, then the 4th of July, I'm going to have a household full, plus some. I am going to need a vacation!!! (and a massage!!)

I just finished out the local rotary rose sale last week, helping my boss and an older man in the club. He sold 256 dozen roses!! THAT was his best ever. He used to own a funeral home and knows lots of people. He even sold to a wrong number that he dialed! (funny man!) I am glad that is over - er - I should say - mostly over. There's still the counting of money, but for the most part.......we're done and I'm more than glad!

I didn't get too many comments on my little video, so I hope you all enjoyed it. :) We are in the process now of figuring out a sewer pump (where we want to put the cabin as to where the sewer runs - is not under ground! eeeeeeeekkkkkk!) So, we'll bury it under ground (our line) and then pump it to the correct line. That is just the beginning. We need to have a ditch dug for water and sewer, a concrete slab poured, and our dates are tentatively set for August 11, and 12. YAHOOOOOOOOOOO!!! :)

I've been in the wedding mode around here latley trying to get some things planned for the bridal shower and make sure everything is coming along as it is supposed to be. THAT'S been stressful too. I paid a little bit more than I had wanted to for a place to have it (our house is just not big enough) but it was really where the sister wanted to have it - so that's kind of cool. Lots of memories for us in this building for wee little up until now. It'll be kind of cool to reflect. :)'ll be a dinner bridal shower - which'll be a little "unique" in itself. Hopefully maybe with some music and dancing too - we'll see.

Susie went in today for her 3 month check up on her thryoid - we should be getting the bloodwork next week sometime. It'll be interesting to see what it is at.

The cats have all been real pains in the rearends latley. We love them dearly, but getting awoken every night to a yowling deaf cat who can't hear when you yell, and when you squirt her runs farther away and yowls louder - GRRRRRRRRR! (oh, and did I mention I have a squirt bottle by my alarm clock for squirting purposes? It is used almost every night!) Rosa's been a turd, and I think its just that everyone is out of their routine. Kauleen bought some flea medicine today to see if that'll help. We don't have fleas, but sometimes I think the cats are bothered by them. It seems to help.

Works been going just fine - sure has picked up some latley, but I'm just treking along. I have a lady coming in this week to take over the courier job. I just hope it all works out with her - I haven't ever had a good feeling. :( I was held back for the current courier to move ahead of me. Kind of sucks. There are somethings coming down the pike at work that someone is moving. If that's the case, it'll make Kauleen and I not be able to have vacation anymore together. If that's the case, I'll probably be finding another job - and/or we'll move.

I hope you all are doing well. Love to you all.