Thursday, July 03, 2008

Summertime Update

Hey folks - sorry I have been nothing but photos lately, but there is really nothing to report. Life has been pretty boring as of late.
I did get my CSA box yesterday and the contents were incredible!
I got the following:
  • Carrots
  • Tomatoes
  • Basil
  • Sweet Corn
  • Peaches
  • Potatoes
  • Watermelon
  • Zucchini
  • Garlic
  • Green Beans
I am super excited to use them for dinner tonight and over the weekend. Tim had tennis last night so I didn't really prepare anything for dinner, I just stood over the sink and ate a grapefruit left from last week, a peach and an heirloom tomato. I could defiantly live on fruits and vegetables alone.
Still plugging away on the adoption front. Just waiting really. September 1st the agreement between the US and Vietnam expires for adoption so we are in the wait and see mode right now. Our agency is telling us that the Vietnamese government has yet to announce if they are going to grand father families in after this date that have been listed and waiting since 2007 like us. It is a sad state of affairs and I never in a million years thought it would be like this, but we have to deal with the cards that are placed before us. At the end of the year we will be making some pretty big decisions about what to do next if Vietnam does not pan out.

Well, tomorrow is the 4th of July so Summer is officially here. I am sort of bummed though because the one thing I look forward to in the summer more than anything is my sister coming to visit and she is not coming out here until the fall and that is up in air. So, we will see. I have a couple other super exciting things happening though, my dear friend Sara is coming to visit from NZ with her man who I am looking so forward to meeting. I am renting a beach house with some girl friends on the Sonoma Coast again this year and we are staying three nights so that will be like a mini break holiday for me, which I am in need of badly. I am trying to make this the Summer of Katie, but with my recent lack of motivation, I am not might end up being the Summer of Lazy. My boss is on vacation for the next two weeks so I am hoping to use that time to get into a new routine of some sort - whatever that might be.
Tonight is my first Thursday night and no Craft Gym - kind of sad, but nice at the same time. I am going to try super hard to leave Thursday as my craft night unless I have a social obligation of course! I have some holiday things started already believe it or not and I am looking forward to busting them out so I am going to have to put my new found love of crochet aside for a bit.

Oh, I know, total dork, but I joined the San Francisco Beekeepers Association. My Great Uncle Roland used to keep bees and I always thought it was super cool so I thought I would join and learn how to keep my own. The decrease in the honey bee really freaks me out and I would like to learn more about what is being done to help in the fight to bring them back. There was a decrease also in the 80's but not anything like now. Did you know that if the numbers keep decreasing at the rate they are currently at there will be no honey bees in 2035? So scary! I don't think enough people realize the work that they do and that most of our foods come from flowers that have been pollinated by the honey bee. Can you imagine no more almonds, oranges, tomatoes, squash, berries and so many more wonderful fruits and veggies? I can't!

Well, that is about it for me. Here is a new little photo of BayLee, he looks so cute and innocent.

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