Saturday, August 16, 2008

Olympic Fever?

We have been watching a lot of Olympics at our house. Every night we haven't been to bed until after twelve. Dr. J says, "Wow I never realized how into the Olympics you were." This was after he had conked out on the couch at ten and I'd stayed up until one for the Men's Gymnastics All Around. He says, "I can't get you to finish out any movies after nine. You always fall asleep." Well I guess I just find this more entertaining. There are tons of feel good moments and nail bitting finishes. How can you not get drawn in. The competition has even crept into my morning work outs. On Monday I ran three miles which was the farthest I'd ever run. Wednesday I figured hey if I can run three why not run more, so I ran 3.25 or a 5K. I know there are many of you out there that can do more but this is the longest I've ever run in my life and amazingly when I got to the 3.25 point I thought hey I could still run for longer if I wanted. In high school I couldn't even run a full mile. It sounds pathetic but it is true. Then on Thursday I decided to just run a mile as fast as I could. For me my fastest time is now 9 minutes and 50 seconds. I'm nowhere near a 3.50 mile or a marathon but it was still fun to push myself a little harder. Why not nurture that competitive edge with myself :)

From the Garden

Some of our garden produce. For some reason this year the garden has just not been my favorite thing. We've had squash bugs that have killed off our cantalope and are in the process of killing our pumpkin and yellow squash. Blight is taking a toll on our tomatoes. Only one stalk of corn came in. It is a lot of work and while I enjoy the results I wish there was a little more.
Some of our garden produce.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Magic Number 5

Last night we watched three of our friends kids. Dr. J had agreed to the job the night before but when it came time for the kids to come over he decided he "needed" to go pick up some paint at Wal-Mart. He left me with four kids at the playground. Then almost an hour later he showed up with the fifth. We had a 1 year old, 2 year old, 3 year old, 4 year old, and a 5 year old. We played outside until eight, then headed home for treats and drinks while the kids watched Arthur. Then we finished off the night reading stories. After their parents showed up we decided we wanted to go to bed. There was still time to read, clean, or watch a movie but we were pooped! How do parents of five do it?

Lovey Hubby

Cute or creepy? You be the judge.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Bye, Bye Baby

Today we did it. We bought the plane ticket that will separate me from my sweetie for a month. We are 1,200 dollars poorer, excited to finish off this part of our lives, and very sad about being apart for a month. Well at least I am. I think those feelings must have been taking control while I was making the online purchase. Four times I missed up something or other on the form and I had to fix something before the computer would allow me to continue. CRAZY! Amman Jordan here he comes.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

What do you do with all that Squash?

Thanks to our garden and the CSA we have plenty of squash. I was trying to come up with something to do with it and decided to try my hand at a nice veggie bake. I chopped up new potatoes, yellow squash, zucchini, onions, and belly pepper. I three some chicken on top seasoned with olive oil and Mrs Dash and I threw the whole thing in the oven for an hour at 375. We went to the playground so it would be bearable. When we came home was had this delicious number waiting for us. YUM!

CSA Week Nine

1 pink blackberries
1 pint small tomatoes
1 bell pepper
2 onions
2 cloves of garlic
1 large zucchini
2 pears

CSA Week Eight

Two bell peppers
1 basket of black berries
1 pint new potatoes
three small tomatoes
1 small squash
2 onions