This is what I’d like to be doing right now. It’s a photo from my bridal shower – the clothespins were for a party game and this is the only picture not featuring the oh-so-sexy oatmeal face mask. The face mask felt great but in the photographs it kinda looks, well, really gross.
On a different note, here are some updates on our recent activities.
Will and I walked the Louisville Mini Marathon this Saturday, completing 13.1 miles in 3 hours and 28 minutes. Yay us! My three aunts and one 13-year-old cousin all beat us but hey, we finished with our best personal time ever. And we can still walk!
My rhubarb is coming up strong and sending out seed stalks like crazy, which it turns out need to be pulled so the plant will keep producing stems to eat. I used them to make rhubarb-ade (rhubarb + boiling water + sugar), which was actually quite tasty. It makes me think I should create a business selling beverages made from local ingredients – sumac or rhubarb “lemonade”, sassafras tea, lemon balm honey tea, etc.
Actually, my latest million dollar idea is to create a CSA- type business where people sign up to receive plant starts for their garden every other week during the growing season, starting with the really cold-hardy stuff in the spring and transitioning into robust tomato and eggplant starts after the last frost. Alas, I don’t feel like implementing it so if any of y’all feel motivated, run with it.
Will has had some pretty decent million dollar ideas as well but of course the ones that stick with me are the ridiculous ones. This evening he declared that he could eat all the samoas (girl scout cookies) ever and I told him that it was a bad idea and that he would get ridiculously fat. He said the key is to eat them so fast that he burns as many calories as he consumes. Speed eating or “speating.” I told him I think it would make a best seller.
We’re still debating what kinds of home improvement projects to invest in. Things keep popping up to sway our priorities, like Saffron digging out under our fence today so she could go… well, she came back wet so I’m assuming she found a pool or something. Constructing a new fence seems like kind of a lame home improvement project but it is making its way steadily to the top of our priority list.
For now, both of us are trying hard to make it through the next couple of weeks so we can then relax a little when the grading (Will) and field trips (Maggie) are over for the season. Wish us luck!