Jesse took three days of vacation last week and we went nowhere. It was heavenly. More bike rides, more dinners by the pool, more swimming, more playing, more lazing reading. Have you heard enough about that yet? It’s our summer version of Groundhog Day.
But today we had nothing on the docket so I decided to steal another craft idea. I was terrible at drawing the owl. TERRIBLE. I tried three times to do one for myself before finally settling on an Easter Egg. Violet drew both her’s and her brother’s before the set to work painting them. When we were done with that we played with oil pastels and then I used a Sharpie and drew out names for us to paint in. We all got bored with that about half way through but we spent a good hour or so painting and it made for a low key start to the week. I think we need to find something that doesn’t involve painting – perhaps using up some of the large quantity of felt that I have stashed away.
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I have green beans. So many green beans. And few wax beans. Next year I need to actually take this gardening thing seriously because it’s a great deal of fun to walk outside with a bowl and pick enough green beans for us all to munch on with our sandwiches for lunch. At this point, it’s basically just a pit of weeds and once the beans are done, I MAY hold out for the pumpkins (they are flowering anyway) but I think the rest of the things I’ve planted are lost.
Also, I decided I was going to start composting this year so Jesse bought me a glorious rotating composter for my birthday and I think I’m doing it wrong. I just have a big mess and flies. I read somewhere that even if you do it wrong it does eventually become what you are looking for, so fingers crossed. Otherwise I have a very expensive barrel of nasty trash in my backyard.