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finally “summer”

It’s finally cool enough for us to enjoy being outside, and we make sure to get out there as often as possible. We love looking for bugs in the garden, playing with the sprinkler, picking up rocks, and we’re just starting to figure out chalk. My truck drawings get oohs and aahs every time.

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In the kitchen: The world’s biggest bowl of pasta salad for a summery Sunday dinner.

Outside: We sadly lost part of a big tree in the storm. Our shade will be missed, but the garden will be happy with a touch more sunshine.

Reading: Be Your Own Herbalist. For using all the herbs growing in the garden.

The worst bedtime chore: Filling the humidifier. Whoever designed it clearly never tried to do it while also holding a tired baby.

Enjoying: Our weekly box of farm veggies delivered to our door. It’s like back in the day when the milkman came. And they also bring us eggs, and meat, and coffee, so it’s kinda the best.

Hoping: Our biggest tomato will be ready soon! We have bacon in the fridge just waiting to be a BLT!

last week

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Outside: Our bluebonnets are overtaking the driveway. Growing between rocks and such, and looking all springy.

In the kitchen: We made this pasta with all our extra chard, and it’s delicious. We added a bit of extra cheese, and some breadcrumbs to the topping.

Making: An Easter surprise for the little guy. Although if we stuck the TV buttons in a basket, he’d probably love that all the same.

On blast: Cabbage worms. They went after our kale plants like the very hungry caterpillar. I picked off 10 one evening, but only 2 the next, so fingers crossed they hit the road.

On the lookout: For more chard recipes, a little bench for our front porch, those chocolate mini eggs, and more hanging flowers.

two good things today

Today is already full of good things. I found one of my favorite breads at the store, and had some toast for breakfast. I also made some oatmeal raisin cookies last night, so maybe I’m just really into raisins and cinnamon at the moment.

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And look who I found in the garden this morning- a blooming wildflower. I planted wildflower seeds last fall, and they are finally starting to believe its time to bloom.

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Hope your day is full of warm toast and sunny flowers!

my twice yearly cold

It caught me again. It always does. At least the weather is grey, and suitable for oatmeal, plenty of naps, and warm tea with honey. There is some reading to catch up on. One of the quilts needs hand binding, and there is some embroidery to be done, so I still feel kinda productive. Hope you are healthy and remembering to drink lots of water!

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