It is a sunny beautiful day, but I am just not feeling well enough to do anything right now. Well, I did water the greenhouse plants and picked a few tomatoes - there will be cucumbers this evening, but I thought I would pick them right before I was ready to make the tomato cucumber mozzarella salad.
Next week is the last week of school. I have started to think about which projects to put on the "Summer To Do" list:
- Work on that Hawaiian Quilt pillow I have been working on sporadically for two years.
- Plant the seed potatoes that are in my fridge.
- Resurface the horse stalls (depends on income for cinder/sand).
- Deep clean the house (school break perennial task).
- Get an outside garden started (watermelon, beans, start the collards and other cabbage-like, re-plant my yellow taro huli, turnips, beets, carrots, onion, maybe corn - but it's pretty hard here, not enough sunny days in a row)
- Start the asparagus bed.
- Start and artichoke bed.
- Cook and can things in anticipation of the craziness of getting back to school in August.
I guess those are the big things right now. I will probably end up driving kids around - I really need to help my son get his license! It's just that he isn't that observant or quick enough with the brakes on his own - most of the time he drives well, but then he'll do something scary that has dad or I yelling, "BRAKE NOW!!" He has a job starting next week up at a lab near the University, which is very cool, but will take some scheduling and effort until (and maybe even after) he gets his license. I am fine with him driving to school for cross country conditioning - but the town run, considering his seeming obliviousness to cars pulling out from side streets and inexperience with lane changes, is a bit scary. The more he drives it, though, the better he'll get - and at least the job means he will have gas money.
The "kid's car" is an old Volvo. It is rough to start and pretty much a beater - reminds me of my sister's and my first car in some ways, except this one is in worse shape! It's a good car to start with, though - except for the rough starting, it is pretty solid and safe and has virtually no blind spot. It carries a LOT of animal feed and bedding when it needs to - but the heater is perpetually on, which will be a bummer in Hilo in the summer.
The more I drive, the less time I have to do the projects, so I hope we can arrange it well.
I am off to take a nap to hopefully shake this sore throat/ear ache. I need to do my grades, clean my classroom and organize my books and materials a bit!