Time to Relax Package: apple cider mix, a flavored one-pot coffee, and assorted flavors tea bags.
Friday morning we dropped the little guy off at daycare and then the Princess and I headed to our traditional first/last day of school breakfast spot where we enjoyed the one-on-one time and our pecans pancakes. We even had time to stop at the local greenhouse for a couple of flats of veggies (yes, after being prepped early for the garden the weather has messed with my plans and my seeds didn't sprout so I am now behind...).
After I dropped her off I headed home and cleared the whole veggie garden area. When the playhouse was there it had made sense to plant the veggie garden in a whimsical way that was a bit harder to maintain but was very fun for the kids. Now that the storm destroyed it there is absolutely NO shade back there and the kids won't be content to spend any measurable amount of time out there with me anyways so I decided to start from scratch and just get it in. I tossed all the plastic path liner and hauled away all the rocks to the fairy garden stream. All the little decorations also got taken down for now. We'll decide after its all planted whether to put any back there or work them into other areas of the yard. So now I just have a bare square at the edge of the field.
We decided it was too hot to pick strawberries and spent the rest of the day relaxing in the house (well OK, I was doing laundry and dishes...). Saturday morning we did head out and got our strawberries picked before the full heat of the day set in.
I also worked on several recipes so be sure to watch as I'll have lots to share this week. Tomorrow - Strawberry Freezer Jam! Although I did have a couple of fails that I'll be trying to remake tonight - I think the temps thwarted my efforts at this meringue...it just did not want to stiffen and the minute I stopped beating it started to separate... Any advice?