The past week has been action packed! I am exhausted but also excited. On Monday we took Livie into Washington and registered her for Kindergarten. She is very excited about her teacher, her classroom and especially the promise of music class. Tom and voted with advanced ballots for our county primaries, delivered some produce and headed out of town for a few days…. Nothing too exciting just some back-to-school shopping and a few nights at a hotel with a swimming pool. I will not give you the day-by-day, but we had a blast, the Lincoln Children’s Museum , the Lincoln Zoo, Ice Age III and the ultimate lunch at Chucky Cheese… “Where a Kid Can Be a Kid.”
We came home Thursday and I spent the afternoon and evening preparing for my first produce delivery at Wilderness Ridge Lodge in South Lincoln. I was so nervous delivering mky produce. I hope they liked... I only wish I had more tome left on my tomatoes. I have spent my time since getting ready for tomorrow. This week is going to be a difficult week, but I think all of us are in a similar boat. My tomatoes are on the verge konking out. My yellow slicers are all but finished and my red slicers will not be too far behind. Most of my heirlooms will go again, but there will not be very many for several weeks. My cherry tomatoes are re-blooming as our most of my heirlooms and I am trying to decide if ripping out and moving on into fall crops is a better alternative to waiting the plants out. I am in a similar situation with my cucumbers. My green beans are rejoicing with the cooler temperatures and I hope this time next week we will find green beans ready to pick. In the morning I WILL have a few slicing tomatoes, several types of bell, sweet and spicy peppers; eggplant, edamame soybeans, hard red winter wheat berries, onions, potatoes, cantaloupe and eggs. I have a lot that will be planted this week and I hope to be able to tread water for a few weeks until my fall garden starts producing. I will also have Tabouli kits and some hedge apples.
Tonight at church my girls clung to me… that doesn’t happen very often anymore. At dinner they both told me I was the most beautiful mommy ever. I know it isn’t true, but I love them for saying such a sweet thing to me. After church Livie even cleaned her room without being told! I am not sure what has gotten into them but whatever it is, it must be made of pure sugar.
My thoughts of gratitude are focused those moments when people show their natural goodness. Twice on our trip I managed to leave something in a restaurant. The first was my camera at the McDonald’s on West O Street and the second was my purse at Ruby Tuesdays… Anybody who knows me will tell you I do this A LOT. The gratitude is for the fact both items were found and waiting for me, completely intact. Thank you to the individuals who not only helped me manage my personal items, but also helped me to remember the basic decency that is second nature in most of us!!! Gratitude.
I hope to see you tomorrow morning from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Old Cheney Road Farmers Market in Lincoln, NE. Have a Fresh & Fabulous Sunday. Goodnight!v