Friday, August 1, 2008

Fleas and Peas

August is here and along with it, lots of those abominable little creatures called fleas. Can anyone tell me what purpose they have in life? Do they do any good? (as with ticks). By the way, a good way to dispose of them is with sticky-tape. (That's my little helpful hint of the week).

Last Sabbath we joined the LBA family for fellowship and a nice hot walk which somehow, inexplicably ended up at the blueberry patch...Yum yum! That was a good part of supper.

A and C have been constant pals this week, seeming to play non-stop. They're having a good time before school starts in less than 2 weeks. Suddenly C wants to do nursing this school year. We're done with the world wars - she found that too ugly and gruesome and it wasn't quite as glamorous as she thought it would be!!
(thank you, nice spell checker....)

We didn't get much swimming in this week - it rained almost every afternoon and A had a chesty cough but they did get some in on Sunday. All the rain is helping to split the tomatoes and we can't eat them fast enough.

Not much news this week. S flew to Charlotte, NC for a day but other than that have pretty much been homebodies. We're picking a lot in the garden now - WAY too many tomatoes to eat fresh, for one thing! We've been giving a lot of them away too. Our vegie picking list is now: corn (near the end), carrots, red bell peppers, green beans, jalepeno peppers for S, tomatoes, ochra, zucchini, melon, herbs, some swiss chard (a little hot for it now but it'll revive), beetroot, tomatilla and cucumber. It is lovely to have fresh stuff, I have to say.

Anyhoo, that's it for this week. I'm sure there are some more mundane details but it's not good for you to fall asleep at your computer....

Here's a flashback to our California trip. L and C - intrepid explorers...

Happy Sabbath!

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