Monday, July 28, 2014
Sunday, July 27, 2014
It is good for the plants, at least that is what we've been saying a lot. Given that I haven't actually planted any plants this year, I suppose it would be more apropos to say it is good for the weeds. Did I ever tell you my Mom and I play a game I call "Weed or Not?" I take an phone photo of green things growing in the garden, and she texts me whether or not it is a weed. They almost always are. Sigh.
We are keeping dry. Mostly.
Sunday, July 20, 2014
|Marvin "Popcorn" Sutton: Just in case you are curious!|
We discovered an alley that bordered a series of restaurants on Market Square in Knoxville fully decorated with wonderful graffiti. I brought my camera on the journey, but left it in the car (it was particularly hot, the camera felt particularly heavy, and I was particularly lazy). Fortunately, I'm never without my phone-- I love that this random discovery wasn't left purely to memory. Isn't the modern age great?
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Writing. chores, sewing and kitties. Not bad for the hot, gray days of mountain summer.
We've been using these foodie dice to plan menus now that farmer's market is open. I like the randomness of it. We're also going to try our hand at canning some spaghetti sauces and pestos to put up for the winter. Jeremy's pesto sauce is the best thing about summer, hands down.
It hasn't rained much, but its threatened to. Everything is gray and hazy. We haven't done too much outside, a little weeding and such. Though I did convert our old (broken) fountain into a planter by drilling holes through the fiberglass and throwing in potting soil and some cheap perennials. I may turn it into an herb garden next summer...hmmm. Fresh basil and more pesto. Bliss.
The kids are all busy and bustling this summer. Harper has a job, and is spending every non working moment exploring the mountains with friends. Tucker has football practice, and camp coming up, and a new girlfriend who is sweet as can be. Bayley just moved a little further down the road--I think I'll have a housewarming party post coming up here when I get around to it. Jeremy has had a summer class, and of course is working at the library. Its a quiet summer for me. I like it.
I'm hoping to have most of my work wrapped up in a couple of weeks, so we'll have more time for some summer adventures. Even so, it will be low key. I'm liking the leisurely life of an author.
What new projects have you tried out this summer?