- a Friend whose breast cancer has returned with a vengeance, that she is accepted quickly into a trial chemo protocol
- for Jen, who had an unexpected relapse with her leukemia; that this round of chemo will knock it back into remission so she can move forward with the next donor cell tramsplant
- for Lauren and Chris, that you are welcomed here in your new home!
- for Cherry Ames, that you discern carefully over the next several months regarding your education and future
- rain! rain! rain! Oh mercy, we got close to 4 inches of rain!!
- cooler temperatures – it has dropped into the 60’s for the past few nights. *sigh*
- hatch chilies
Yes, Hatch chilies, the harbingers of the end of summer. They have a very short season, so we grab them while we can and preserve them for summer goodness in the middle of winter. I don’t have a pressure canner, so I roast them on the grill, then pop them into freezer bags. Yum!
Cooler temperatures means I’m back outdoors and back in the [bike] saddle. I rode 13 miles today at lunch and it was blissfully Not Hot!
Nothing more exciting than hemming uniform pants and maybe painting blobs of trial colors on the garage door so we can pick one. If the weather holds – that is, if the temperatures remain below 100 – I plan to finally, finally paint the trim on the house over Labor Day weekend.
The Architect continues building Cherry Ames’ bicycle, and he’s working on a popsicle stick crane for engineering class. I’m not allowed to help with that. Bummer.
DirtBike has started a model of a German WWI aircraft for his History Fair project.
In celebration of cooler temperatures, I’m cooking this week!
- Red Beans and Rice
- Leftover Red Beans and Rice, Cornbread and Salad
- Roasted Chicken, with Carrots and Asparagus
- Leftover Roasted Chicken, made into Chicken Spaghetti
- Hoagie Sandwiches
- Fish Tacos
Well…school has started, which means ‘fun hours’ are curtailed by ‘study hours’. I’m sure we’ll think of something to do besides homework and chores. Like maybe some kayaking.
It’s going to be a busy week. The boys are missing their sisters, and have been acting out with the upheaval in household. Not just the boys, but Mr. Pea, too. Every male member of the Pea Home was cranky and argumentative all day yesterday, including Max the Dog (whining) and Bob the Cat (clawing furniture). By dinner time, I was ready to snap, so I sent the human family members on a bike ride. I told them to ride towards Aledo and to not turn around until they got there. Since Aledo is about 9 miles away, I bought myself about an hour and a half of quiet time.
I’m sure that in another week we’ll all be back into the calm routine of school, and everyone will be their usually cheerful selves. Including me.
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