Friday, March 2, 2012

A Week Off

That guy that I like so much has been on vacation this week and I can now say that I am officially ready for summer.  Here's the deal...he works like a hound dog during the school year.  Long days, many nights, most weekends.  But come summer?  Well, let's just say it's kinda cool to be a prof.  We'll never be rich, but I hear being rich is overrated.


We've lunched out a few times and run bunches of errands.  Nothing too exciting, though this weekend will be all about adding some color to our garden.

Oh, and we did visit our friend Hans' cheese shop (Vin Goat, Corona Del Mar...amazing!!!) where we stocked up on cheese (try the Beemster Gouda...bright orange and my personal fav, although the pecorino tartufo is a close 2nd) and tried something new to us...a Calabrian Fig Ball.

It tasted like a cigarette.  A chewy cigarette.  If you like chewy cigarettes, go for it.  Me?  Not so much.  Blech.

But speaking of figs?  Our tree is LOADED with itty bitty figs.  LOADED.

 I'm also in love with groupon and living social and spree bird...all those online coupon sites.  The first thing I bought was a voucher for 10 yoga classes for $10...I figured it would be a good way to try it out.  Turns out I love yoga, though I am still in the remedial stage...meaning I excel if I have a chair to lean on.  And don't need to walk for the next 3 days.


Next up...window cleaning for $25.  (My boys usually do a wonderfully awful job on mine...$25 for a professional job with no complaining?  Perfect!)  Carpet cleaning for $12.50.  And this week? Farm fresh produce for $15.  Delivered.

Jackpot.  Not sure I would pay the normal $31.50 for it (and I won't), though I would be tempted because everything looked so good and it kind of forces you to try things you probably might not normally it's delivered.  We just have too many great farmers markets around here, not to mention we have our own (currently dormant) garden, but it was fun to try and I'm glad I did..though now I am search of a way to cook baby bok choy.

My middle sons shoes from 6th grade fit me...and make me happy.  Well, happy when I wasn't suspending a crossing guard for swearing at a lady...but happy all the other times.


There's nothing like a bucket of peanuts...messy, salty, crunchy goodness.  We tried doing this in our garden last summer and the boys thought it was great...but we got tired of sweeping them up.


It's tomato planting day.  One of my very favorite days.  



  1. Looks like Rachel's shoes. I'm just glad it's the weekend!

  2. Glad you are in better spirits. Our weekend is super full, I'm heading one way with the big boy and Mr. G is heading the other with the little boy. But there are only 4 more work days til spring break!!!!! I am SOOOOO ready!!

  3. As always, beautiful photography: so tell us, Michele, did you use a flash on most of these? When I do that, colors get distorted & usually a white spot shows...suggestions?


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