Friday, June 26, 2009

Happy Friday

I'm glad it's Friday.

Today has been kinda crummy. I woke up way too early. Everyone has been crabby today. Clara doesn't feel well, and Emma has a headache. John has been a little stinker today, dumping bowls of soup all over the kitchen, spilling my iced coffee all over the couch and carpet.....

Hubby woke me up at 6:40 to tell me that deer had eaten every one of our tomatoes - probably about 25 at least. (we have 14 tomato plants this year!) I think they also ate the cucumber plants. Not a great start to my too-early morning.

I've been SO excited to start picking some of them in the next few weeks. I've had big plans to can them and make huge batches of marinara. I'm SO bummed! Trying to look on the bright side..... I guess maybe there will be some more to pick in another month or two??? :(

I think I might take the kids to the farmer's market tomorrow morning. Raleigh has a huge farmers market. I just love going there and seeing all the gorgeous colors and shapes of the produce, and browsing all the plants and flowers. NC peaches are so delicious! I'm planning on getting a bunch and trying my hand at canning some peach jam. Or maybe strawberry-peach. Anyone have a good recipe?

The kids are looking forward to July 4th. Our tradition is that they always get to have a rootbeer float for breakfast that day! It always makes for cute pictures.

Going to a girls night dinner at a friend's house tonight. Is it 7pm yet???

Today is Donut Day..... every Friday in the summer! I still haven't bought any. I think we'll have to make it an after-nap treat today. Sprinkles, anyone? :)

Happy Friday!


Kellie said...

Hi Kirsten,

So sorry the day felt crummy...but starting the day at the Farmers Market sounds like a great remedy!

I LOVE your root beer float tradition!

Carpoolqueen said...

I usually buy a gigantic box of field tomatoes and a huge box of peaches every year at the Raleigh Farmer's Market- I can the tomatoes and freeze the peaches.

My one foray into peach jam didn't work so well. If you find a good recipe, let me know.

Stefani said...

Something must have been in the air yesterday with the little ones. Libby was at her "Lil Stinker" finest. She peed on the floor just so that she could help clean it up. I'm pretty sure she's mental. :)

We've been going to the Farmer's market every week this summer. It's quickly becoming the highlight of my week. I love all the freshness! Have a great weekend!

Annikke said...

Hope your weekend turned out better! I am having one of these days today... ick.