today i laid in bed with david while the kids played and said i havn't slept through the night in over two years. this is me
yesterday i got groceries with the kids and noticed that they had tomato and pepper plants on sale for only $.50! so i got three, gave one to my neighbor rachel. she in turn gave me left over pesto, some icing (with a promise on my part to make something and share it), and a bag of hazelnuts. what should i make with the hazelnuts? my mind went all *cricket cricket* but i gladly accepted them because well, i like to bake and make stuff to eat. she's also going to split a 50 lbs bag of rolled oats with us so spam me with any rolled oat recipes too. so far im planning on making oat bread, granola, and some cookies that i saw on pbs that looked delicioso. then i got a phone call from jared boyd (who is my partner in crime with the justice gardens) saying they were going on vacation for 10 days and we were welcome to walk over to their house a few streets over and nom nom nom on their garden while they're out. aaaand i got an invitation to a party next weekend at my friend brian's house and he lives two doors down. these neighbors >>> our old ones.
i worked on the garden yesterday. i get immense satisfaction throwing my leg over the side of that compost bin and going to town with a pick axe. i added some of the more nitrogen rich compost to the carrots and peas and beans to give them a little boost in growth, not that it looks like the latter two really need it. i can't wait to get canning. my mother in law and i, along with one of davids cousin's are going to make some berry jam and can whatever we have excess of - tomatoes! tomato soup! corn! beans! time will tell but im really excited to take a crack at canning.