I have primary custody of Pigtails, her mother has three weeks of summer break with the kid starting now. She bawled last night when it was time to split, it's quiet in the house without her.
I'll try and bang out a couple house projects during the stretch. Maybe pick through daughter's room and weed out the high waters and junk toys she refuses to release due to her sentimental/hoarder tendencies. The girl has an internal database of all her crap, she'll deliver a tongue bashing when she discovers her armless doll is MIA and the stuff animals have been depantsed.
Put Some Pants On
Speaking of projects and no pants, it's probably time to go ahead and cover those kitchen windows that have been naked for 12 moons. I'll measure and order from Blinds.com, installation is easy and something a blind monkey could do. Looking at four types but open to anything, help me decide.
1 - Bamboo or woven seagrass roller:
2 - Cellular top-down/bottom-up:
3 - Cotton roller:
4 - Wood plantation shutters:
Pick one, recommend me something different or simply leave the windows naked and let thy BVDs shine forth?
The garden's beginning to produce. Chopped a head of lettuce, arugula and cilantro last night into salad.
|cilantro = Chinese parsley|
Mom and dad visited to celebrate their 41st anniversary and our b-days. We did the Farmers' Market, picked another 5 lbs of blueberries from the Berry Patch and got wet at the Art Festival.
Mom brought a booty of garden-grown potatoes, snap beans, scallions, yellow squash and cuc's. The plants are putting out a few weeks early with summer temps settling ahead of schedule. I roughed up a heap of veggies tonight with 15 pounds of Dutch iron: hot butter, Cajun heat and a heavy shake of cumin seeds.
The foot's feeling swell, so I've been easing into a little running while keeping the bike mileage up. Pigtails is good for 40 miles on the tag-along, we'll continue upping the distance and hope to ride a day or two of RAGBRAI next month.
The Disney furlough is solidifying. Thank you to those that left helpful comments recommending places to see on our southern expedition. Looks like Debby the Storm is delivering a rain lashing right now, 15 inches on the Big Bend. Pigtails doesn't know about the trip yet, I've given her frustratingly vague clues like "water" and "swim" and "air". Did tell her she's taking a plane, she jumped around all crazy and asked if there will be pretzels en route.
India is a go. I plan to take a couple free days outside of work there to burrow into the countryside with camera and pen. Let me know if there's something you'd like to see or have me try. Eager to taste it, I'll take you there with me.
Up to Bat
Help me drive out the next post. Would you like to:
- Smell fishy grill action, I'll do cod and garden greens on the BBQ. Or maybe just crack open a Lunchables and call it good.
- Sleep through a multi-parter on my faith walk: growing up Lutheran, going Baptist when married and my swim across the Tiber into the Catholic Church.
If no feedback, then I'm writing unicorn poems.