Monday, April 30, 2012

Wha? Monday?

Man, the weekend went fast. Between yard work and bracelet stuff, there wasn't much down time. Do I need down time? The thought crossed my mind that it might not be good to be too busy on the weekends. On the other hand, I feel better when I feel like I've gotten stuff accomplished.

Anyway, a dog park friend was nice enough to share some of the compost he bought, and I turned in a couple of wheelbarrow-fuls into my two bookcase raised beds. I think maybe one more year after this and they might need to be replaced. I should have (and will do this in the future) reinforced the book cases with straps or screws or something at the beginning. I did put some screws into the corners last year, but missed on one corner of one bed, and it gave out during the winter, so one long side of one box is loose. I've put 3' pieces of rebar in along that side, so it will hold, but I think its days are numbered.

In other news, I made both lemon squares (yum! More lemon next time) and pumpkin bread, so we're set for lunch and snack stuff for the week. I played games with the gamer group from church yesterday, and it was fun. We got a late start, and I felt like I needed to leave about 2/3 of the way through so I could take Sally to the dog park, so I was a little antsy. It took probably 45 minutes to explain the rules of the game, and then we played for a couple of hours. Next time, I'll just plan for it to take three hours, which is fine, and won't worry about the dog. With it staying light later (and getting light earlier - wow), it shouldn't be a problem. Nevertheless, I've really enjoyed playing board games with these folks.

I had lunch with good friend D, who has a son graduating from high school. I've got two more friends with high school grads, so it looks like it's going to be a busy graduation party few weeks. That's good. It's such a huge accomplishment, both for kids and parents, it should be celebrated bigly (yes, that's bigly).


  1. I feel the same way about high school graduation. More than a college graduation, it's a life changing time for both child and parent(s). Once they're off to college, that's the start of their life away and separate from you.

  2. Inventering words is a time-honoured tradition; just ask Lewis Carroll!


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