Quite a morning…

Already I have:
*gotten mad at Jeff for something that I thought he misplaced but it turned out I had. *doh*
*spilled my kefir smoothie all over myself and the floor and counter and trash can and dog (although the dog didn’t mind one bit).
*accidentally whacked my poor baby in the head with this… THWAP.

Hopefully the rest of the day will go more smoothly.

June 9th:
The first flower from the nasturtium. Although, for some reason I can’t bring myself to eat it yet. I feel like there need to be more for me to eat it.

June 10th:
My cousin Emily came into town for a few days. We all went out to lunch.

June 11th:
Four months old already!

June 12th:
I went strawberry picking with my friend Becky. I love picking fruit. I think I’ll make it an annual tradition in my family. We’ll pick all sorts of fruit and store them- make jams, freeze them, dry them, eat them! I’m gonna go back and get more. I’m really gonna try to eat as locally as I can this year- we’ve ordered chickens and beef and pork all in bulk, so those will be ready this fall(ish), not to mention all of the preserving straight from our garden I’ll be doing. Also I’ll buy in bulk from the farmer’s market. Anyway, soon I’ll be going raspberry and blackberry picking, then of course apples in the fall. I hope I can get some stone fruit too- I love plums and nectarines and stuff, but I have to do some research. The only downside is that it is hard to find organic AND local stuff- so I do have to put up with some pesticide usage… I won’t make an exception for my meat. I guess because it’s dealing with an animal’s life, and I feel like I can’t compromise on that one. However, for some strawberries I will budge a little. I just washed them as best I could. If anyone has any tips for how to get off most of the crap then let me know!

And lots of bonus pictures today!

I was thinking about how big my baby is… how she changes before my eyes. I love her so much, and even though she’s only been here a short time, I can’t imagine life without her. Pictures are as follows: 1 day old, 1 month, 2 months, 3, and 4. HOORAY!

We made sushi the other night with some friends… it was really easy! We had miso soup (with mushrooms and chicken and nori), then salad with this dressing I made out of ginger and celery and stuff (it’s the orange dressing you get at the restaurants), then sushi with tuna, avocado, carrots, cucumber, mushroom, and some with teriyaki chicken! One of our friends was a little squeamish about the raw fish, so we made the chicken as an alternative for him. He ended up eating the fish too. ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh, and for dessert we made a creamy coconut tapioca with peaches sauteed in sugar and vinegar and a little sake.
 
I love food.

On Sunday there was this crazy storm that lasted about twenty minutes. We were on our way home from my little sister’s graduation party and as we turned onto our street we saw this:

Apparently the wind just blew this tree right over. We talked to our neighbor and he said we could have all the wood. We want it all, for sure, it’s maple- but where to store it… I think we’ll get it milled first and then we can just keep it in our basement until Jeff decides to work with it.

Quote of the day:
“We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.” -John W. Gardner

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