Monday, August 19, 2019

Back to School!!!

Five four different three different school districts...with three different starts dates...blah...

...but yes! We made it! I’ve only had to sign about forty permission slips and pay about $300 in fees for various supplies.

The happy crew [mostly happy]:

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Late harvest

The spring rain lasted a long time this year so my garden went in about 2 months later than normal. (Truthfully—you can garden practically all year here because it gets below freezing maybe 5 days in a year). 

The harvest is finally coming! It’s been a good year, so far, for green beans, tomatoes, and peppers. It’s been a terrible year for carrots, peas, zucchini and summer squash. The season heated up so fast that the young squash plants haven’t done well. The cucumbers and eggplants are coming on now. Most of my herbs are happy too.

Gardening always brings me joy!! 

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Test drive! Sorta...

Last week we went to St. George, UT to visit my mother-in-law. Saint George is pretty cool and it is a few hours distance from so many wonderful places to visit: The Grand Canyon, Zions National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Lake Powell… even Arches National Park is four hours away. 

Done all of those except arches. Go to Zions like every time we visit her. But, none of us had ever ventured onto Lake Powell. So I rented us a boat and we had some fun.

Having a child with special needs means tweaking vacations so that we can best accommodate him. My mother-in-law is very tolerant of our switching locks around in her house and locking all the doors all the time to keep him safe. He loves water so we knew he would probably love boating. And he did! My husband and I test drove a boat a few summers ago. We still want to get one and now have only whetted our appetite more :-). One day...

Here are a few pictures of our fun times in the lake. 

Pure contentment.

Look at the scenery!!!!

(Me knee-boarding for the first time!)