March is bringing a good kind of madness though-lots of places to go, things to do/see, and work schedules that are always different.
|Last week's sky after the rain|
I've started subbing in the same district that Mark is working in ( he's their SysAdmin) and it's been crazy fun. Good to see all the schools so I know what's what in looking for a permanent position next year. My plan is to work two years, live frugally and then have us take a year off to travel! Who wants to wait until retirement? PFFFT. Not moi. More on that later.
This month we have tickets for the ballet ( Midsummernight's Dream ), the Padres on opening weekend ( against the Giants, BOOHISS), the JIT Gala ( our volunteering thingy) a day at the Flower Fields
( 20 plus acres of ranunculus) and-wait for it-a NASCAR race!
Hubs is a racing nutcase; notsomuch a fan of the redneck contingent that worships NASCAR drivers/etc., though. Since they have a race up near LA-only two hours away- we thought we'd check it out.
The best part? We are staying overnight at the Mission Inn. It looks amazing and we'll do the docent tour and all that jazz. I figure that will balance out our chi that weekend, LOL.
|Ashley and Teo|
March will also see daughter's BF moving up to Connecticut for his dream job! ( he's a computer geek type) She will stay here for a bit and they will do the LDR thing. UGH . It's hard to be away from those you love, but they have a nice solid relationship of almost three years and I really like her guy a lot. We had a farewell for now dinner with them this past Sunday since he's leaving TOMORROW!
Gardening wise, the weather has been spectacular. I have tomatoes ripening; cukes, lettuce and more tomatoes are right behind. We'll be adding two more raised beds so we can put in watermelon and whatnot. My patio pots are all planted-it's a purple kind of year-with things like stock, petunias, moss rose, salvia, and lambs ears. So pretty. The grapevine-in-a-pot is goings nuts and I'd like to add some roses in the backyard ( potted so they can travel with us when we do eventually move).
We also sliced up our first lemon from the little tree we got last year-so fab!
I know my Ma would be proud-she had quite the green thumb.
|Boomer ready to watch HOC and growl at President Frank U!|
I took today off. Lots to be done; too bad Boomer couldn't be the grocery shopper/cook/banker/etc when Mark and I are out hustlin' for dollars, LOL. Boomie would be great-except I don;t think the dog treats would make it home in their box. He's just happy to have one of his humans home so he can watch a few episodes of House of Cards!
One last thing for today- I HAVE to acknowledge the passing of Leonard Nimoy-AKA Spock.
Star Trek gave me hope that women would have a future in space exploration and showed everyone what I secretly knew as a pre-teen geek wannabe: that science is cool, logic is a good way to make decisions, and fully embracing one's uniqueness is what helps all of us in the end. LLAP indeed.