Saturday, July 9, 2011

Yes Peas!

I grew these!  It was 99 degrees on the 4th of July and yesterday my peas started to look like they were taking a dive, so I thought I'd harvest as many of them as possible.  Not bad, right?  The key was a trellis and planting them early, like late March or early April, although one of the smaller plants just took off recently, so it's possible later would have worked as well.. 

I grew peas!!!!  In Colorado!!!!
My basil is taking off, which means I'd better get on that mozzarella goal of mine!  The tomato plants are looking flawless, but thus far only a few blossoms and 1-2 fruits.  No peppers yet either.

This week my CSA gave me baby salad greens, spinach, cilantro, green onions, romaine, red leaf lettuce, kale, and rhubarb.  Um, that's a lot of greens, people.  If anyone wants a salad, drop by!  I'm going to make peach rhubarb jam at some point, which means that I'll need to make something gluten free to put jam on, but things are going to be really busy this weekend, then I have a significant amount of time to myself over the next two weeks to squeeze it in.

In the next month, Dave and I will be in the same state for seven days.  We planned separate family vacations, which is pretty necessary when we both have jobs and we live in a different state than our families, who live in different states than each other.  Of course the vacations didn't overlap and they depend on many other families, so they can't be scheduled around us.  Last summer I was able to join him for his due to a different summer school schedule, but I couldn't reason canceling class this year, since I teach for 2.5 hours Mondays and Wednesdays.  (Fly Wednesday afternoon?  Rent a car?  Get there at midnight?  Spend Thursday and Friday at the shore, fly back Saturday?  It just didn't seem worth $500+ plane ticket plus rental car.)  They don't have subs for college professors, unless you can find a friend (sucker) to sub for you.  I know my students wouldn't mind the day off, but it's kind of my job to be there.  On the bright side, my students are amazing this summer! 

Sometimes I get nervous about whether or not I'll be able to entertain myself while Dave is traveling, so I overplan my time or set too many goals to complete and then get overwhelmed.  Why can't he travel during the school year when I'm crazy busy and am only home and awake long enough to eat dinner with him?   Anyone else have issues with this?  How do you deal with it?  (Wrote this on Thursday.  Back to class prep, today's goal:  Gravitational Force and its roll in atmospheric motions/balances.)

3 comments:

Yolanda said...

I can't believe you got that many greens this week! I was so glad that I only got one bag: arugula. You should try the kale chips!

Jess said...

Keah,

Jim travels all over the place for conference and work (his new work site is in Mexico), and he is heading to China in about a month. I feel the same way. I'll usually get things done that I wouldn't normally do while Jim is around (clothes shopping if necessary), organization, etc. And then I also give in to things I wouldn't normally do (watch my guilty pleasure shows and/or movies).

When we lived apart for those many months after he moved out East, I would cook dinner with friends more often, hit up the farmers market, and plan things so I'd get out and about a few times a week. Find another hiking buddy and make him jealous that you tried a new hike without him! :)

~Jess

Shelley said...

Keah - you know you can hang out with us anytime!