Harriet knocked the peat pods w/ lettuce seeds off of "her" window sill, so we are no longer growing lettuce. We are growing tomatoes, habanero peppers, and yellow peppers and they are progressing along swimmingly. The tomatoes are excited to be alive and doing the best. They are inside right now, but will move outside in a few weeks. We just got hanging window boxes for them. Exciting!
We bottled our Summer Farmhouse Ale last week and now all 50 bottles are in the fridge. We have quite the interesting beverage:food ratio (about 2:1 bottles to food units). The bottles have to be in the fridge for 3-4 wks. I hope it tastes good. Our IPA (the one from the BK Brewshop prepackaged mix) is mediocre and varies from bottle to bottle. The Farmhouse Ale had way more TLC put into it though. I'm sure you'll be able to taste it. You better be able to taste it. Tasting party will be in mid April.
Speaking of mid April, I'm looking forward to skipping town for a bit to go see my sister, Clare, in Denver during spring break. Hiking in Breckenridge, yoga (she is getting certified!) and climbing are all on the agenda.
Website done! The line is called Sunlit Projects. Business cards are in the works. My friend Jen is designing and printing them via her side project/printing company, Pete and Berg. It is exciting to work with her on the design. It feels like we are up to something. In cahoots after the work day is done :)
I hope to have a tupperware party style gathering this spring to show some new pieces. Much work to be done on that front, but at the same time, I feel good about the progress I have made since the fall.
Ha. Umm yeah. I have been playing this game with myself called, "Staying Active is Basically like Training." Except that if that were the case, I would be able to run, bike and swim with ease. Time for a reality check!
I have been having a great time rock climbing and practicing yoga and will continue to do so, but have just begun a training plan. 2 runs, 2 bikes and in a month or so, 2 swims per week. I have been biking to work about 2x a week and started doing short runs a few weeks ago. Easing in and hoping to avoid any knee injuries/flare ups. The swim thing requires a little more effort, but I'm going to do a combination of public pools and triathlon training swimming sessions. Translation, combination of super cheap/laid back and pricey/intense.
159 days to go. (Friend's Sharon and Ryan are getting married the day of the Chicago Triathlon. Their wedding countdown is also my triathlon countdown, conveniently located on their wedding website)
I've been going. They've been learning. Kids are getting rowdy. Meetings have met, spring has sprung, hormones are hopping, and test prep is testicular. no. test prep is tormenting. Alliteration is always awesome although agonizing amongst average Americans. We just began our poetry unit and are visiting the Botanical Gardens in 2 weeks to go write Haikus :) In the meantime, I've written a couplet for my students (I free styled the first four lines today in math. Pretty proud of myself. It was an accident.)
Last Period/Everyone Wants to Go Home
You leave me no choice
but to raise my voice.
If you're in a side conversation,
you'll never learn decimal notation.
Oh you don't care?
That you can't subtract bus fare
From your monthly metro card?
If you shut up, its much less hard.