Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Day 231 (Wednesday)

1. Banana liqueur with vanilla ice cream while introducing Hannah L to Pushing Daisies
2. What else? Ran errands with Mumsy, a re-evaluation with Dr Z the functional neurologist, (I'm continuing to make improvement!)

Monday, August 27, 2012

Day 229

1. A close up of the grain scoop this morning after I pulled out of the duck's mash bag. Apparently our bantam hen had gone into the bag to lay her egg...
2. Piggies!
3. Jerk Chicken from Cooks Illustrated July 2012 issue. It was delicious! Also served it with black beans, rice w/ a dash of lime juice, salad, and honeydew. The honey dew went really well with the chicken juices.
4. What else? Starting to pick up school again - Jacob read to me for about an hour. Also piano lessons and brought the apple cider press up near the house.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Day 238

Just testing out my new phone... pretty crazy. My parents bought it over the weekend when I was gone and gifted it to me this afternoon. Which was super sweet of them! I'm still getting used to the idea of having one and it feels a little wierd. Im now one of those people, lol!

I'm really enjoying the book in the picture right now too, so thanks Aunt Susan!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Day 227 (County Fair!)

Went to the fair today with Jacob & Levi, Charlotte and Mark C. It was hot (95*) and fun!

Checking out a cool cavie

Levi wanted his photo with this very impressive rooster...

Eating ice cream and root beer shaved ice while watching the comedian.

Everyone got a turn high-five-ing the long legged cowboy 

Mark in the butterfly tent

Jacob looks worried that his butterfly is about to fly off.. which it did.


Charlotte and her butterfly.

Watching an adorable bunny agility show...

Baby goats!

A farmer and his wife...

The crew.... right before we headed off to find kettle corn, cotton candy and elephant ears!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Day 218 (Monday)

1.-8. Andrew, Daniel & Jacob and I went swimming/diving, Sam P came along too and we also ran into some friends from church, thus a couple pictures of  Christie & John. It was an exciting day for Jacob as his swimming has improved enough in the last couple of weeks that he got to go off the diving board.
2. God of course, knows my needs and I started reading this book last week before I knew I needed to read it. ;)
3. What else? Working outside, piano lessons, spare ribs, watermelon, tomato cucumber salad, bread and garlic green beans for dinner, some reading (I finished The Venetian Affair - a commie spy novel written during the cold war), some Olympics and some yoga.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Day 210 (Saturday)

written 8/7/2012
1. Meeting James for the first time.
2. Reading The Venetian Affair at the park. And it was hot. Super hot. And I was reading about the main characters swimming in the Mediterranean. That was torture.
3. What else? Swimming laps for about an hour or more, and enjoying homemade ice cream later in the evening.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Day 111 (Friday)

written 8/6/2012
1. Blackberry pie for dessert. 
2. What else? Swimming laps in the morning, working outside with Andrew, taking a nap in the orchard.... and I don't remember what else!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Day 212 (Tuesday)

written 8/2/2012
1. The boys processing my meat chickens - yay.
2. Joseph tuning out piano while Scott, Tyler and Jacob look on.
3. What else? Bible study at Jana's, ie, lots of driving and adventures in getting there, Joseph and Hannah over for dinner, a game of Ticket to Ride with Peach blueberry cobbler - thanks, Tyler! :)

Day 214 (Thursday)

1.Andy was tired when we went outside
2. Andy continuing to be goofy in the freezer.
3. Levi and Jacob checking out the dog kennel.
4. Charlotte and Levi having fun!
5. What else.... organizing the freezer, baking cookies with Charlotte & Jacob, making a blueberry pie, hearing hard sad news from a friend, eating shishkabobs for dinner outside, hearing good news of a new baby. Yay. And continuing to be glued to the Olympics... ;)

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Day 213 (Wednesday)

written on 8/2/2012
1. Taking time to smell the roses on a walk in Beaverton
2. What else... Lap swimming in the morning - working with Jacob on improving his swimming and having Andrew and Daniel perfect their strokes, running errands in Molalla afterwards, chasing after and then putting halters on Brownie and Mooser (the calves), taking Mom to Beaverton for memory testing, enjoying two hours of solitude, including a nap, reading and errands, continuing the Olympics  marathon!