Monday, August 13, 2012

around here.

Oh here we are...the last few days of summer vacation. It is still hot here...two more days of 100+ temps are breathing down my neck. It's been really, really hot for the past few days but thank GOODNESS for a functioning a/c unit. Oh my many people have had their a/c go out and honestly, I don't know what I would do. Sell my left kidney, more than likely, to get a new one! I have lived summer's here without a/c and it is not good. At all.

Anyway...only a few days left of our summer break. Then it's back to school, back to work, back to getting up early. So we've got to get ready!

I have been looking for lots of healthy brown bag inspiration. Chris and I will need a lunch daily and the boys will take lunch 3 times a week and buy the other 2 days. We don't want the same thing every day so I'm trying to get creative...and organized!

The garden is hanging in there. I gotta say it hasn't been the best year for our garden. We've harvested plenty of zucchini with enough to share now and then, which I love to do.

We've harvested tons of peppers that have yet to be used...they're waiting patiently in the crisper. I want to pickle them but don't know how and haven't found a recipe that sounds like what I'm looking for...yet.

We have one cantaloupe far. And a few cucumbers. But that's about it. Even the nasturtiums aren't doing as much this year.

I don't know if it's because we're on a drip system this year and I'm not out there as much hand watering? Or if it's just an off year for gardening? I do know that I haven't seen hardly any bees this year. I did at the beginning...but not so much lately. It worries me...and makes me want to get my own hive all the more.

Just got a call from the school I will be working new hours are 9:30-1:15 with opportunity for extra hours on a regular basis. I know...I'd be jealous, too. :)

I guess that's about it. It all seems like so much more in my brain. Today Ian and I will head out to get a few more things for school and a haircut. And maybe a couple of lunch boxes for Chris and I. I might just try the compartmentalized containers from Glad...they look pretty handy. We'll see... far, so good. What's going on around your neck of the woods?


Denise said...

your hours are sweet - I take those hours 5 days a week vs my 3 8 hours days! so happy for you :)

Green Gal said...

Sounds like a lot going on! And the heat is so crazy--even on the coast, it gets too hot to stay inside (no A/C in the dorms). At least there's a breeze off the ocean...

I stopped by to let you know that you've been nominated for the Sunshine Award!