Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Looking Forward to the Summer

With tomorrow being our last day of golf for the spring session, I realized that I  hadn't gotten Elijah signed up for the summer session.  Then I began to think about what we would be doing and wondered if we would even have time for it.

First of all, life is going on.  Just the everyday activities are expanded in the summer.  There is the extra added work of a garden and lawn care.  The fruits of the garden (and hopefully there will be many this year) will have to be preserved in one form or another.  This usually takes a great deal of time.   School work does ease up a bit, but since we school year round, it never really stops.  There will be summer reading programs, more field trips, and maybe an extra class or two.  Doesn't sound much like a slowdown does it?  We are cutting baseball but may add swimming.  Not just the regular swim lessons, but we may look for an actual team as well.  I think Elijah may be built for it, long and lean.
Next we are looking forward to our new tradition of heading off to the mountains to camp.  We had such a great time last year when we went.  I expect to be in much better shape this year as well, so it should be more fun.  I don't think we will be able to get in two trips again, but we are thinking that hitting Angel Fire and their new zip line will be a great addition to our trip!

Then there is PYC.  I don't have a camper going and haven't for a few years.  What I have done for the last several years is laundry.  That may not sound all that exciting, but it is always a nice time with the ladies and since most of us seem to have little boys, I think they have a lot of fun too.  This year there may be a shortage of regular camp workers because there are many (at least we are hoping) heading off to Jerusalem.  So, I applied to be a regular camp worker.  I am still waiting to hear about that.  If accepted, that will make things a bit busier.  At least Elijah is old enough to help Jeff out and go with him if necessary.  Depending on where I would be needed, he may also be able to come with me.  If I end up with laundry again, he'll just go with me as usual.

Then at some point during the summer there is the trip to Elk City to see my mom.   I would also love to head down to Possum Kingdom where my family spent a several cummer trips.  I haven't been there in years and would love to go camping and fishing down there.  Maybe even get is some time with my cousins who still live in the area.

In spite of the busyness (spell check says it is correct at least) of summer, I think we can work in First Tee and only miss one lesson.  They don't begin until June 13th, and since May seems to be busiest on Sundays with Mother's Day, a wedding, Tabitha's graduation, our anniversary and a holy day.  Oh, and NBA playoffs and Memorial Day.  Now, how many would he miss in the fall session?

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Pomegranate Deseeder

It really worked. It may be better than the mango splitter. Why can’t I think these things up?  And yes, I had pomegranates still in the fridge.  They are waaaay out of season right now, but they keep surprsingly well.  I am making grenadine as we speak.