Thursday, March 07, 2013
Keepin' It Real!
For those of you who said, "Don't pull your broccoli out yet. It might come back." after I lost all my plants during the hard freeze we had in January, I just wanted to let you know the broccoli did come back and went straight to seed. Worst year ever for broccoli at the S Family Farm. We did well on cauliflower, though. And my kale went all season. It's only now going to seed. But the broccoli was a dismal failure this year.
It's that time of the year in the desert! Everyone I know, including myself, is scrambling to get their garden plots ready for their summer crops.
"Plants in the ground by March 15th!!!" is our motto in the desert, which is a completely unpleasant situation for me, because normally Greg pulls out the old plants, tills the dirt, fixes any bad irrigation, then I plop the plants into the pristine earth and blog, "Ohmygosh, I LOVE GARDENING." and then take all the credit, having done none of the hard part.
This year I don't have Greg because of his shoulder, so I started on one garden and spent the whole afternoon trying to clear it out. Then the boys came from school and I paid them.
And they were seriously done in 15 minutes. I am so thankful to have boys. I can see how they are going to be an enormous help to me as they get older.
Plus, they are so darned cute.
In between the baby chicks and the gardening, I've been working. This new stay-at-home work job is absolutely perfect for me. My current schedule is I start working from 6am-8am, then I schedule a 1.5 break, so I can make breakfast, pack lunches, take the kids to school, eat breakfast, clean the kitchen, and take a shower. Then I start working again at 9:30am and I work until 1 or 2. The kids get out of school at 3:30, so then I still have time to go to the store, fold laundry, and clean the house before they get home.
And when I have something going on, like today I volunteer at the school all day, doing Pizza Lunch, then I have a PTA meeting, then I have my monthly Triplet Mom Dinner, I don't schedule any work. I actually get out my PTA calendar to decide what days I work. It's really the ideal situation for me right now. I make peanuts, but it goes toward groceries and extracurricular activities, so I can't complain.
Also, I can schedule myself off and go lunch when necessary, which is what I did Monday, when I stumbled into this restaurant:
I was absolutely cracking up when I read the last paragraph of this sign. This is my new favorite place. The food was excellent and clearly the owner is my soul sister. So a shout out to Layer's Bakery Cafe for Keepin' It Real!
Since I've got time to join in discussions today, let's talk about the Superintendent of the Clark County School District handing in his resignation yesterday, only 1.5 years into his 4 year contract, because I'm super pissed off about it.
I cannot even articulate what a raw deal this is for our district and I'm wondering why we keep hiring these out-of-town thugs to come in here, raid our funds, then skip town. Why are we not hiring a NEVADAN to do the job?
Let's talk about that, locals.