millions of peaches, peaches for free!
(erik, non-gardeny update continues below)
we got a TON of peaches from our tree! ok, not 2,000 lbs of peaches. maybe 10 lbs? maybe 12, 15 if you count the ones we harvested last week. all in all, a pretty good haul. i'm cutting some up and freezing them for later, i figure we can put peaches on top of pancakes and waffles and the like, or use them in smoothies, or make a peach pie in the middle of winter. yum! if i get a better garden harvest next year, i'm either going to have to take up canning (highly unlikely, i'm afraid of botulism) or get a big chest freezer for the basement. how fun!
school continues to go well. nina was SO tired yesterday that she fell asleep before 7, poor kid! she's still getting adjusted to the schedule, but since she wakes up at 6:40 i wouldn't be surprised if she was in bed at 6:30 and asleep by 6:45 when it all shakes out. on the days maggie doesn't nap she's asleep by 6:45 too, so i am crossing my fingers that nick and i will soon have leisurely evenings!
i asked nina a few days ago if she learned anything new at school that day. 'i don't know,' she said. 'did you learn any new letters i prompted?' 'Yes!!,' she said, 'i learned about a new letter called indeara. it looks kind of like an H and a J put together. i'll draw it for you.' and she did. it comes after C in the alphabet and it makes its own bizarre sound that i can't quite recall and i'm sure couldn't spell out accurately if i could. i guess the old 26 letter alphabet is very 1985 and things have changed since i was a kid. haha. she's keeping it up though, every day she tells me about 2 new letters they've learned and draws them for me. if i were very organized, or had more free time, i'd photograph them and show you, but that would take too long, so just take my word that they look like a cross between a stick figure and a chinese character. funny kid i have!