Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Homekeeper Journal 7/06/10

In my summer kitchen …….. Last night I was really crazy and bought a couple of steaks and a jug of marinade. I’m not really a fan of beef, unless it is roast with potatoes, onions, and carrots, all with butter and ranch dressing, but I don’t think we’ve had steak in a long, long time, so I’m trying it again.

In my summer yard ………. My sunflowers bloomed this week, and I’ve got more tomatoes than I can eat. I have some kind of very persistent grass that loves heat and rainy weather and only dies in the very hottest part of the summer. I’m not sure if it is fescue or what, but it is definitely not Bermuda. Anyway, it grows faster than the rest of the grass, and after I mow it looks like I need to bale it. Oh, and I found where the majority of my ant problem resides the other day while I was watering my flowers. They were carrying their babies over their heads and heading for higher ground – namely, my kitchen. Last night, I stocked up on ant bait and an ant block spray that promises to kill on contact. I look forward to a lot of gratification over insect death later on today.

On my summer reading list ….. I’ve been reading a lot of different books from the library this summer. Right now I’ve got the Beader’s Bible, and Positive Discipline. Both are very entertaining. I’ve also read books about sewing, Egypt, yoga, gardening, traveling, painting, and photography, but sometimes I just look at the pictures. I like non-fiction. More pictures.

In my summer plans ……. One more trip to the amusement park three hours from home for us in a couple of weeks. I’ll be going it alone since the hub has to work. I’m so brave. The kids are in swim lessons this week and next so that keeps us around home until they are over. I would also like to take them to Jet, Oklahoma to dig up selenite crystals before the summer is over, but I’m not sure we’re going to make it. We’re running out of summer!!

On my summer To-Do List ……… Get rid of the ants! Cause as much havoc in their little ant lives that the relocate further out in the yard and rethink their move into the house. I may have to enlist professional help – psychological or exterminatorical – by the time it is all over. I also want to get my Christmas shopping done by September, as last year I noticed the prices went up in October for toys and just about everything else as the holiday season approached. One toy I kept my eye on went up a full five dollars. Then in February toys and such went back down to September prices. Not sure if this was an “economy” inflation kind of thing or if it truly is a tactic that the retailers use every year, but listen up: “I noticed!”


  1. Your summer plans sound like such fun and interesting, too. I saw a documentary on places such as this. I wish we lived closer! Hope you have a great time!

  2. My daughter loves rocks and stones... do tell more about this Jet Oklahoma. Sarah O


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