Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Apologies and lame excuses to my loyal readers... all two or three of you.

So, I really, really, really had good intentions of blogging more regularly.  It seems like my cup of tea, so to speak.  But, there is this whole pesky life thing that keeps getting in the way.  To placate you, my loyal, gentle readers, here is a brief summary in list form of what you  have missed over the past several weeks.

1. We went on a little vacation to Canada.  Planning and packing for a vacation with a toddler is challenging when the goal is to get there quickly, yet keep everyone in the car happy.  I have to say though, Jasper was a trooper - it is only about 6.5 to 7 hour drive normally, but with a toddler, it was 9 hrs of travel time.  He only complained a little and enjoyed pointing out every truck that we passed or that passed us.  While in Canada, we took him to the see the largest salt mine in North America where both lake and ocean ships are loaded.  Did you know that it is on Lake Huron, under which one of the largest salt deposits is located?  Ryan finally got the shots of a train heading to said salt mine after 4 years of trying.  I just wrangled Jasper and enjoyed the downtime.  We enjoyed a nice meal at our favorite pub, with Jasper.  And, we purchased the most expensive hunk of cheese I'd never imagined buying.  But, it is delicious Irish Whiskey Cheddar and is especially good on Bison burgers.

2. The garden is growing both like a weed and lots of weeds.  'Tis the season for me to be outside and become a dirty, sweaty mess on a regular basis.  The rain in the early season put us behind, but my friend Liza and I were able to get most everything planted finally.  There is likely to be more beans and another round of radishes later on, but the tomatoes, carrots, beets, lettuces, cucumbers, zucchini, etc. are all in.  And, Liza and I were also busy getting ready for the farmers' market.  Our mixes have expanded from just beer breads to cookies, drinks, and marinades. So, we were getting things packaged and trying to stock up so we don't have to make up more mixes every single week.  It is a lot of fun, but takes time to prepare.  So far, the market has been going for about a month now and we are staying busy.  I even had radishes and flowers to sell the last two weeks.  But, between weeding, planting, cleaning the way for new beds, and everything else, I'm just usually to sweaty and tired to sit down and write a blog entry.

3. I'm a lame blogger.  You probably already figured this out by now. But, in my defense, if you know me, you know I can be somewhat of a procrastinator.  There just always seems to be something else I could do... another round of Scrabble with the computer, some laundry, weeds to pull, someone else's blog to read, and so on.   Even as I write this I'm thinking about how I should be doing something else... And, did I mention I started writing this post several hours ago?

Alrighty then. I'm going to go out and pull some weeds.  I hope you enjoyed this brief update.