Thursday, July 30, 2009

Return to the Farm

Chicken Eggs
Originally uploaded by jessajune

The garden has been busy while I've been gone. So have the chickens, who started laying just before I left and are now putting out several eggs a day. Yesterday we had 5, which is the record so far (there are 6 chickens altogether).

Since I've been back I've eaten these eggs, Sungold cherry tomatoes, zucchini (oh yes, it is zucchini time), and green beans - all from the garden. I love summer.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Back from Maine!

Plank Bridge
Originally uploaded by jessajune

I am back from Maine! You didn't even know I was gone, did you? You thought this was my usual sort of not-posting-in-the-blog. But no! I had the excuse of being across the country, where it is both foggy and warm at the same time, which is pretty bizarre for we folks who hang out in San Francisco.

It was a great trip. Maine is beautiful. And very wet. They are apparently having an unusually cool/wet summer, which does not at all detract from the beauty, but does make tramping around the countryside sort of an adventure. Fortunately, I overpacked, so I had sufficient dry clothes for regular changing.

I've posted a boringly large set of photos to my Flickr: Maine Trip July 09.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Happy Things

So I've been pretty stressed out lately, for both personal and economic reasons. It's starting to manifest itself physically - kinked neck, soreness, etc. I'm sure it's manifesting in other ways too, that my friends and family can see.

A while back, Kristin linked to something called the Happiness Project, and it has me thinking. I'd like to keep better track of the things in life that I can be happy about. So I'm going to try to start posting regular "Happy Things" entries - the things may be big or small, the point is that I will stop and take a moment to recognize them.

And with that, here is today's list of happy things.

  • The plumber was just here, and not only did he fix my shower, but he was pleasant, discouraged us from having more work done than was necessary, and was careful about not letting the cats out.
  • The fixed shower meant that I could have a cool shower on a hot afternoon, and it felt pretty freakin' fantastic.
  • My Dad planted some beans a few weeks ago, and somehow in the past 2 days without my noticing, tiny bean flowers have turned into almost full-length green beans. Nature is incredible.
And this one gets its own list, because it's huge:
  • I got my diploma in the mail! It is really and truly official - I have a Master's degree in Library and Information Science. The Governator has signed it and everything.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy Fourth... err, Fifth of July!

I'm in LA, visitig my boyfriend's family - we're having a great holiday! I hope you are too.

(photo by Greg Borman)