I feel like a cartoon drawing of myself - just picture a face peering over the top of a stack of papers falling off the desk. I am not that bad, but it's not that far off. There are just so many loose ends out there that I am trying to pull together. I will be relieved when the school year is over, in some ways. We have a very short summer vacation, well, at least compared to the summers I remember as a kid. We have 7 weeks.
All the other schools switched back to a more traditional calendar, but we are still on year-round - so today is the last day for most schools (yesterday was the last day for my kids). I knew when we had the extra week at Christmas and the extra week at Spring that I would be feeling wistful to realize we have two more weeks when everyone else is taking off! So color me wistful as well as up to my eyebrows.
A banana farmer my husband met brought us a large box of bananas and plantains. In return, we gave him a large amount of eggs. Eggs are the other thing I am up to my eyebrows in - I could sell them at work, but I always forget to ask who wants. I was feeling bad about the amount of eggs we gave him - not sure how anyone uses 5 or 6 dozen eggs - but then I started thinking about 35 lbs of bananas when my freezer is already full of frozen bananas I need to turn into smoothies and banana bread.....I guess we're even.
My husband and I are in disagreement about the need for a stand- alone freezer. I want one; he has visions of a sky high electric bill. We have the highest kilowatt hour price in the nation, I believe, so he has a valid point - but I keep thinking of what I could do if I could freeze a bunch of chickens or lamb, or veggies.....