Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I Had a Blog Once Too...

I had a blog once, wrote in it quite a lot.  Can't figure out what happened to it...unless, now, wait a minute.  This is that blog!  Fancy that!  I found it again.

Getting out of the habit of doing something is a killer...well, unless it's smoking.  My excuse for my absence is that we switched to summer hours here.  Basically, that means that school ended and the kids are home an awful lot more than they used to be.  And they want things too, what is up with that?

I've been trying to be a bit strict about my own schedule.  I used to love summer because it meant I didn't have to get up early.  But when I did get up, I'd try to get stuff done but the kids would be bored and wanting my attention and I'd get cranky.  Now, I get up at 6 am and exercise and get shit done.  It's pretty awesome.  Oh don't worry, I still get cranky, but not until 3 or 4 in the afternoon.  Then it's like an hour or two until beer o'clock so it's really not that bad.

Here's what makes me smile:  no more evening commitments.  Toward the end of school we had activities every night from Monday thru Thursday and sometimes on Saturday.  Everyday it was a mad rush to get home, get homework done, yell a bit, make dinner, eat dinner, rush someone out the door, yell some more (just for the hell of it), baths and bedtime.  Now, I can make dinner any time I freakin' feel like it.

In addition to yelling and exercising, I have been busy.  Our garden (I should put pictures up) is just beautiful. We have an abundance of collard greens and swiss chard and I have a ton of recipes for them if you need it.  We had a bumper crop of lettuce but that finally went to seed luckily not before we picked it.  My neighbor told me about green shakes:  put lettuce (or other greens) in a blender with almond milk (or regular milk) a banana, some fruit (I used frozen blueberries) and blend.  How healthy can you get?  Greens and dairy and fruit....it's a multi-tasking shake.

Just so you know we are also growing blueberries, pumpkins, tomatoes, broccoli ('cause I'm chopping broccoli, had to do it), peppers, basil, watermelon, cucumbers.  It's just so much fun.

So green shakes, gardens, exercising, driving the kids around, that's my summer so far.  If it gets more exciting I'll let you know.  And if it doesn't, well, I'll just make something up.


  1. haha....life happens sometimes...blueberries and tomatoes...yum two of my favs...hey have a happy summer...let us know about it when you can...smiles.

  2. That "green shake" sounds a bit too healthy. Think I'm gonna be sick... :)

  3. It all sounds wonderful, Kate! I hope you enjoy the summer and post some photos...

  4. Well enjoy it while it lasts. My blogging's gone down the toilet so far and I'm so pressured to build a veggie patch. Must get onto that. Blueberries? Yum. Too hot to grow them here so strawberries perhaps. I'm so over winter.

  5. Hi Kate,
    Your garden sounds wonderful and so does the green shake. I have two tomato plants and two strawberry plants and that is it for my gardening this year. Sadly the dogs would pee on everything in the ground or dig it up. Hubby needs to make a garden with a really good fence, but then if the possums discover the dogs could not get into there, then they would eat it up. Kinda a catch 22 here. Although maybe if I plant a fence of cactus then maybe they will all stay out and probably me too. I have a 5 foot aloe vera plant and had to cut off a piece when granddaughter got a burn and so I get poked with a sticker. Ouch, is all I can say but I cut a big piece and got a lot of gel for her.

    Yup, I want summer to get over and for my arthritis to get over and go back to doing normal things. Oh well, such is life.

    Hope you and the kids have lots and lots of fun this summer and if I have no more computer problems, wittle wee ones, or other things to keep me off my computer, I will be here to read about your fun. I'm looking forward to it.

    God bless.