Use the last bit of spring garden to make Mark Bittman's Bolognese for my husband. He'll be returning home today. We've missed him. (My son just stumbled in and claimed the carrots as his own, might need to hit the grocery store.)
And then, plant the fall garden (whilst dodging killer mosquitos). The spring veggies grew beautifully but much of the produce shamefully rotted out in the garden. I should have picked it all. I should have invited the neighbors over to enjoy some of it, but my hands and my head were just too full of baby to even care. In an effort to make up for my neglect, I have ambitious plans for the fall garden because I like setting myself up to fail, maybe? The garden is so low on the list of things to do, I feel this is foolish, but it's such a small investment. Today, the fall tomatoes go in soon to be followed by carrots, cauliflower (and broccoli?), garlic, and green beans. The peppers always manage to survive the summer heat and produce heavily up to Thanksgiving. And oh, flowers would be nice. Bright sunflowers and cosmos for October, morning glories... I hope I can get around to it. Oooh, and cucumbers!
Hit Staples for back to school supplies. The school plans came together, as they always do, and I feel OK about starting. Not confident, but optimistic. The last piece of the puzzle lies in the set up and that's the fun part!
- Find a good book to read whilst feeding the baby. Loving the ease of my Kindle even more now.
- Look for places to camp/canoe this fall - I'm thinking Arkansas. Any suggestions?
- Read, read, read to my children.
- Make a meal plan for this week.
My daughter just gave me her list of things to do today:
- Make Little Women paper dolls
- Create a new hairstyle for her doll
- Build a pillow fort with her brother.
I was alone when I started this now everyone is up and talking to me (and/or spitting up on me). Saturday has begun! I hope it's a great one for you, friends!