Sunday, April 13, 2008

giving hope to adult children everywhere (but not adult babies...they can fend for themselves)

this weekend has been amazing. on saturday, nikki and i got coffee and then went to baggley park and acted like 7-year-olds. i rode my cruiser and she rode the kickbike…


and we flew a kite...
(the wind wasn't much but we gave it our damnedest)

and blew scented bubbles...

and shot pew pew laser cats bubbles...

and climbed trees…


then gorged ourselves on zeppole kalamata olive bread, and sluggishly pedaled/kicked back to my house where we played with water guns for a while. we ran so much, i’m actually sore today…my mind might have thought i was 7 but my body is confirming that i am, indeed, an old old woman. i also got a sunburn, which i’m actually enjoying, because it’s nice to be a color other than elmer’s glue.

we came up with a pretty important concept while we were at moxie. nikki was talking about how she needs to do laundry—she was wearing mismatched socks, and said she was almost out of underwear. i commented that i have a near-unlimited supply of underwear, but there’s a certain underwear hierarchy…and she got really excited and said that her underwear drawer is hierarchical as well. so we decided that we should advertise the concept, for a reason i can no longer remember…perhaps because we thought this could be a great unifier, something to really bring people together. i identify with the underwear hierarchy!

it was plenty gorgeous out yesterday, but today it got up to 76 degrees! even now it’s in the upper 60’s, and i still have the windows open, with a lovely breeze blowing through. it feels so exotic and tropical…if i close my eyes i can almost imagine i’m on kauai, relaxing after a day of body surfing and exploring tide pools, sipping pineapple juice on the beach, surrounded by palm trees and tiki torches… so relaxing. i spent pretty much all day outside again, neglecting my homework, helping my mom plant a vegetable and herb garden. my dad made an above-ground garden bench thing out of an old display table from moon’s kitchen, he drilled holes in it and built up the sides then we filled it with potting soil. we also have a few other little gardens scattered around the yard. so far we have parsley, coriander, lavender, oregano, savory, dill, basil, chives, rosemary, cilantro, lettuce, tomatoes, and strawberries. we planted seeds for carrots, bush peas, cucumbers, cabbage, bell peppers, and more lettuce and parsley, most of those in individual pots, except for the carrots and some peas. and we also put in a bunch of pretty flowers—mostly natives, i think, which is nice.

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