Wednesday, June 27, 2007

We're Here!

Yesterday was just as chaotic as I suspected it would be. We had the car packed and ready to go by 10:00am but it was really packed. Every time Biscuit moved he stuck his behind in a flowerpot full of Jerusalem Artichokes that I was bringing to plant upstate. Frank, the guinea pig, spent the ride nibbling on the leaves of the same bunch of Jersualem artichokes after the dog's behind shifted part of the plant through the bars of his cage. The parakeet spent most of the ride on his swing rocking like a madman and squawking along with songs much to all the kids delight. There was not a square inch of space left unfilled in the car.

We unpacked with lightening speed and were on the beach by 2:30. Its so wonderful to be back for the summer.

The garage fridge is loaded with enough soymilk and bread (I'm not baking my own for the summer, it just makes things too hot) to ensure that I won't need to head to the grocery store for at least two weeks. I don't know who's happier about this, me or the kids.

The girls have been allocated their very own snack shelf where they can put all the stuff they've bought themselves. They're teenagers, they want to snack when friends come over and as long as I don't have to pay for it or eat it I guess I'm okay with it. Actually, I'm not okay with it at all but part of being a good parent is letting them make their own choices sometimes and that includes food. They did tell me proudly that they read all the labels of what they bought and only one thing had hydrogentated oil. At least they knew to read the labels.

I'm off to make a quick no cook dinner because its just too hot to turn on the stove. We'll be having tofu salad sandwiches with green salad and some homemade ice cream for dessert.

1 comment:

chile said...

You sound so happy to be in summer-mode! Thanks to your suggestion ages ago, we're trying to move our cooking outside. I'm using my solar oven almost daily and I've set up our camp stove on the back patio. Unfortunately there is not one single external outlet at this house, so I can't move the crockpot, rice cooker, or George Foreman grill outside. Running the dehydrator out in the garage is a hassle but less than if I tried to do actual cooking out there.

Have a wonderful summer, Katie. Stop by my blog sometime if you get a free moment. :)