10 July 2012

June Chronicle

I'm emerging from summer vacation, albeit slowly.  While July will still show little activity I have some great new things in store for you this fall.

I wanted to wrap up June even though we are half way through July!  This is the busiest time of my year, but full of life.
  • Since cc had the flu on my birthday I celebrated the first weekend in June with a dinner at Sauce and a homemade German Chocolate Cake.
  • After a reading hiatus I picked up Wild and devoured it.  I also entertained my commute with the last two of Stieg Larrson's audio books.  The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. 
  • I spent lots of time with my favorite girls this month. 
  • When one thing falls apart, it is inevitable that others will follow.  After the refrigerator water line debacle I had a plumber come out to fix it only to find the oven door panel fall off the next day.  I wish my dad lived closer.
  • Date night at Top Golf, and I won.
  • I stayed out past 10 PM for a birthday party.  I got home at 1:00 A.M.  I haven't done that in while.
  • I've been putting energy into my dream of living near water by looking at lake houses with our realtor.  Possibly a little fixer upper.
  • Documented an entire day on video to show our friend's daughter that we were awaiting her arrival.  She video messaged us back from Kansas City the entire day as well. 
  • Made my favorite meal of the season - summer vegetable gratin and it was as good as I remember.
  • I got an appointment for a massage for my birthday and I used it!  
  • Celebrated Fathers Day.
  • Worried about the fire danger in Colorado and Nebraska.  I have family in both places.  My brother has been busy fighting grass fires and ended up in the emergency room for heat exhaustion. 
  • I made my first ever corn polenta with local corn meal.  It was a little sticky, but the flavor was indulgent.
  • I made a canvas print from one of my instagram photos for my sister.  She loved it! 
  • Discovered printstagram and ordered several of my favorite prints.  
  • I made stationary envelopes from recycled paper.
  • I've gone to the pool at lease 3 times.  That's some kind of record, but it does help to have it across the street. 
  • I got busy decorating with the music stand and locker baskets that I found.  
  • I did not take a single photo aside from my phone the entire month. 
  • The aforementioned Kansas City girl came to visit for 8 days. 
  • We made friendship bracelets. Something I haven't done since camp.
  • Spent a restless night in a camper on the side of the road.
  • And the biggest event of all is our second, seasonal business started on June 24th and so I spent most of the month working on marketing, mailing, and ordering supplies. 
In the garden and around in nature
  • We have been blessed with a little rain this summer.  It's not much but it does help with June's water conservation challenge.
  • I harvested carrots, green beans, squash, tomatoes, cucumbers, black eyed peas, and more onions.  
  • With all those peas comes a lot of shelling.  I don't even like them that much...
  • I prepped the beds for a fall planting with compost and mulch.  Believe it or not it's time to start thinking about the fall garden. 
  • Besides harvesting, watering and weeding have been on my garden chore list for the early morning hours.  


  1. My, you have been busy!

    Seems bizarre to read that you're 'emerging from summer vacation'. Schools here in the UK haven't yet started their long holiday...and we're still waiting (very impatiently) for the weather to realise it's summer.

    Enjoy your sunshine....and if you have any spare, you know where to send it!

  2. Hi Helen! Summer is still in full swing here. I'm just emerging from my summer blogging hiatus. Plenty of sunshine left and I'll be sure to send some your way.


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