We are still living on lettuce over here, but about to add kale and chard to the table. Peas too. I planted some of these things a little late but they seem to be handling the warm late spring temperatures just fine. There will be peas after all, I wasn't sure about that.
The potatoes! And corn! Both seem to be coming up with a vigor that leaves me giddy. Two rows of corn and three of potatoes, we are very excited about that. The tomatoes though I am feeling overwhelmed by at the moment - I sort of lost track of my seedlings and just kept planting as new varieties of heirloom seeds entered my cart each time I visited the Co-op. Forty eight plants and seven varieties later... we are shoulder deep in tomatoes! Thankfully I have some time to prepare my plan of preserving such a lot. Time also to hopefully budget for the dehydrator I've had my eyes on for some time. Then I could also make things like these Sunflower Flax Chips... yum.
Her first dance, a formal one at that. A lovely multi-course meal was served, followed by two hours of dancing (I did not get a picture of the very-cool-vibe dance floor, off to the right). I was so nervous for her leading up to the dance because she was so excited and had great expectations for the evening (even though this yoga mama talks a lot about expectations, which are different than goals). She had this vision of how the decor, dancing, and fancy meal would all play out. In her mind, it was going to be the time of her life and I was so hoping she was right. We've all been to these sort of events before though and sometimes it's just... meh.
Not this night. Everything exceeded her expectations and everyone truly had a memorable evening. We snuck in for a few pictures at drop off, then returned to catch the last few dances at the end of the night. These kids have energy! Two hours straight of heart-pumping dancing (the dj didn't do slow dances) and they didn't sit out a single one. It was a very happy and exhausted car ride home.
Now we are packing up for a little getaway. The house is in order and being cared for, we are setting out for our beloved green mountains for a week of fresh air and contemplation.
I'm trying to be less of a homebody and get out in the world more. (Though for me Vermont is more like going home than it is traveling.... baby steps.) Raising a young adult has given me the perspective that not everybody is content being home for five (okay, six) out of seven days each week. (Really!? Why not?)
I'm trying to be better about putting more on the calendar, not for the sake of keeping busy but as a way to explore and learn and grow.
I think I'm actually going to do a little posting here while I'm away. Chances are I'll have more down time to do so than life has offered lately. Besides, who can resist pretty pictures of Vermont? Not I, she brings me to my knees every time.
Before I pack up and head out, I wanted to let you know of something that is coming up this summer... an e-book! More details to come soon. I'm having such fun putting this together!