Thursday, July 31, 2014

Goings On...With Pictures!

WHERE HAVE I BEEN?!  Well, let's see...I've been making peach jam...

See how I posed that peach there? Artistic!

and I've been reading about some of the quirkier habits of that creature known as the human adolescent...seems that the latest fad is to set oneself on fire.  That's bright.

And I've been learning how to ride a road bike (you know, the kind with the turny-downy handlebars?) again, after many, many years away...

Very tippy...

AND I have been attempting to get ready for a family "vacation," if that is what one can call sleeping in a camper, showering where you have to pay quarters for hot water, and cooking over an open fire. "Getting ready" includes trying to weed our front yard enough that it can suffer 2 weeks of neglect without the neighbors turning us in to the HOA while we are gone...


Believe me, this is an improvement.


Getting ready also includes attempting to gather the right amounts of non-perishable food to feed a family of 6 (including 3 vegetarians and one adamant carnivore) for a fortnight...


Yes, there IS a lot of junk food.  It's called "keeping people happy."

In the meantime, Brian is at BrickFair (pictures tomorrow!) and the girls have been shuttled off to vacation Bible school every morning this week, so I can get something done.  Also, they like it.  There is a lot of candy involved.  I guess the Bible school teachers believe in keeping people happy, too.

9 comments:

  1. Ha! I like your use of the word "fortnight." That is a very good word. It's next to impossible to keep weeds under control in Virginia.

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    1. Yes, I was mighty pleased with it myself (the word "fortnight," that is, not the weeds). And you are right - weeding in Virginia in July and August is merely tilting at windmills, as it were.

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  2. Ooh, yum! That peach jam looks wonderful!

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  3. Junk food doesn't count when you are camping and have to use quarters for hot water.

    I REALLY need to weed my yard but it's too damn hot.

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  4. Jamming, weeding, packing, riding--you are LIVING THE DREAM, woman!

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  5. We do have supermarkets in Maine...

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    1. I know! We plan to stop by the Hannaford's halfway through. But I HATE food shopping on vacation, it's such a pain, especially with 5 other people trailing me through the store.

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  6. Marshmallows and Hershey bars. You're all set. Carry on.

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  7. I wish people wanted to keep me happy.

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