Sunday, June 19, 2011

It's Been A While...and Happy Father's Day!

So... school ended June 9. The kids were only there in the morning. I spent the rest of the day cleaning things up in our room and packing up what we could. The ESL department is moving across the hall to a bit bigger room!

The next morning, bright and early, I was on a plane jetting my way to Virginia. Quinn and I spent a little Mimi/Baby time together. Saturday Amber & Andy headed off to San Francisco for a few days of adult time. Quinn and I got busy right away having some girl fun~

We read books together, went swimming in the pool, took walks looking for puppies or birds or anything else we could find.

We went to the park and out to dinner together.

We had a wonderful time and I so enjoyed spending one on one time with my sweet little granddaughter!

I stayed on a few more days spending time with Amber, Andy and Quinn.

I enjoyed my visit but being away from home (and my own bed) for 8 days was a long time. A couple fluffballs missed me, at least a little.

They stayed pretty close to me all last evening.

Today (Father's Day) started off with a nice breakfast for H, a little bacon, eggs and some toast. Then he went his way and I went mine. H headed off to pick up some special ingredients for something he wanted to make for dinner. I headed off to try to find some herbs to put in the garden and anything else that was left out there, and let me tell you, there wasn't much left.

After that H and I went out to the garden to see how things were growing. I hadn't been out there in two weeks and man, things were a mess.

We pulled lots of weeds but there are still lots left.

I'll have to get back out there next week and pull some more.

Things seem to be growing slowly right now. Except for this thing!

Look at the size of this radish!

Then it was time to get home to start dinner. H made this Gazpacho (from scratch) with the tomatoes we canned last summer.

It was good, kind of like a nice salsa to me but he did a great job.

Then I made him his favorite cookies for dessert!

I have lots to do this week and I'm not sure how I'll get it all accomplished but I guess I'll just do what I can. Tomorrow is the first day of summer school for me. It actually started last week but I'm only working next week.

Then I'm really gonna get started on cleaning those closets!

Here's a few more, just for you Tyler!!

Have a good week!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Happy June!!!

It's finally June and it's feelin' like it! It's been a warm week but not unbearable. Yesterday was a different story, hot and sticky. Now today not as bad but still very warm, 80's. These next few days though the weather will be in the high 80's and without air conditioning at school it will be very warm.

Now that the weather report is out of the way we can move on. This last week was the last week we worked with students. Next week will be mostly finishing up paper work and packing so our room can be moved. I'm not sure if that will be at the beginning or end of summer but I'm pretty sure I won't be there for it.

This little bugger has been quite a pest this week.

It's bad enough that he gets into my bird feeder all the time but then he also drained my hummingbird feeder. The final straw was pulling it off the hook and throwing it on the ground! Little rat! The only way I was able to keep him away was by soaking some paper towels in vinegar and wrapping them around the bar on the feeder. He didn't seem to like that at all. I haven't seen him now for a few days.

Today I went with a friend on a tour of wonderful homes in our town. There were 5 homes, 2 old ones and 3 newer homes. One was quite spectacular. It was on 100 acres very close to town. There was a beautiful horse barn and indoor riding arena. We were told that the owners had 16 horses but only 8 were there right now because the other 8 were being taken up north to the owner's private island. Ok, must be nice! Anyway, we had a nice time together and I really enjoyed the day!

When I got home H and I ran out to the garden. With all this hot weather I wanted to make sure my seeds were coming up and nothing had died. The tomatoes aren't looking all that good yet. The Master Gardener tells me that the nights are still too chilly for tomatoes to thrive. The potatoes are looking pretty good though.

I seriously need some straw though.

The carrots and radishes are doing well too. The broccoli was just starting to get the little heads started.

And look at this beauty!

I had it in my salad for dinner tonight! We watered everything and then left. The big garden plant is next Saturday.

When we got home from the garden I took the pups where they had been wanting to go since early Saturday morning! To play frisbee!!

It didn't take long to tucker them out and we were soon on our way back home.

Only 4 more days of school; 3-1/2 with kids. Then Friday morning I am on my way to an adventure for the next week! More about that later. :-)

Have a good week!