Category Archives: Gardening

A Narwhal Named Nar

Oh Snap Pickles
Photo-A-Day #4090

I found these pickles at Target. I had never seen them before but was looking for something good to snack on at work. I got this as well as some baby carrots and a few other things. The pickles are really delicious. I will try out some of the other flavors soon?

Today was a work day and we weeded about 75% of the garden. We got to it as early as we can before it got too hot. I’ll have to go back and finish up the rest of the weeding as soon as I have a morning get it done.

Today was also the first day in a very long time when I had the opportunity to sleep for a few hours. I just lay there in bed and could not sleep at all. I worked hard and slept poorly but still couldn’t get any more sleep.

When I woke up Allison was giving Andrew his new knit narwhal. He loves narwhals and asked Allison to make him one. They went through the colors of yarn and he picked purple. He also picked a sparkly white yarn for the horn. He loves it very much. Allison continues to create so many great knit items for everyone.

We then went to our friends house to go swimming and enjoy some delicious pizza. The kids had a great time. We did as well. It is always fun to spend time with our friends. They are always great hosts.

Conversations in Cars with Curmudgeons – Letter Games

Letter Lessons
Photo-A-Day #4056

When Andrew rides with me we play this little game with a set of flash cards. The flash cards have upper and lowercase letters on them. Andrew will read me a letter and I am to give him a word for that letter. Some days I will go big and give him really long words. Other days my brain isn’t firing so he gets short common words. It is fun working with him on words because he asks great questions and I can tell him the definitions of the words and he then uses them in conversation later in the correct context.

Today was a busy one around the house. Eva’s First Communion is Sunday so we were getting the place looking nice inside and out. Also there was a lot of food being prepared. Allison’s parents are here with us and they made 100 meatballs and about 50 sausages. I’m pretty sure that we will be more than ready with food for our guests on Sunday. I am less hopeful about the weather but the outdoor furniture has been cleaned up. I mowed, rakes, used the blower and the weed-whacker so that should look halfway decent. I met a neighbor who is starting a landscaping business and am hiring him to clean up the rest of the spots around the house that I have been unable to get to. He should do that sometime next week.