OH. MY. GOD.
I got most of the laundry off the line after a marathon FIVE days spent drying. Those towels and cotton t-shirts...still up there. They take SO LONG!
Walk the dog
Feed the kids,
Oh yah, feed myself too,
Go to the market for veggies and fruit...good fun.
Put away the produce
Go to the vet and return the stupid dog head cone that we never had to use
Go to the post office, mail two letters
Go to the grocery store. Darn it I forgot the knapsack, we have to carry it all in our hands,
Good thing the kids are here
Put the groceries away
Go to the dog store to order tag, dog treats and dog toys
Give the dog the toy and laugh at him
Talk with my FOLKS on the phone. YEAH!
Oh yah, feed me too
Still to do
Right now I am reading a book called "The Omnivore's Dilemma, a natural history of four meals." by Michael Pollan. Well, did you ever read "Fast Food Nation"? You'll never look at a burger the same way again, indeed you may never look at a burger again. This book is different, as it is less involved in the fast-food, beef industry, and more in the entire agribusiness and government interplay....not pleasant reading. I sure feel good being over here. There's more food in the food. An excellent book, well written, and again...there's a whole lot of stuff you may never face again....There is something wrong in the state of agriculture today.
I really believe that we should know what is in the food we eat, and more importantly, the impact on the globe we are leaving to our children as a result of the choices we make today. The current agribusiness model, according to this book, is not doing our kids any favours...nor our grandchildren. The sheer overwhelming volume of fossil fuels that go into the calories that we eat, and the overwhelming omnipresence of corn (read the book, it's a bit complicated) is bad enough. The fact the the government of the US, and I assume Canada as well, are paying farmers to produce a surplus, and they are going broke doing it is simply warped. Financially, physically for the farmers, farm workers, consumers...literally, and the planet. And our grandchildren, if not our children. Read it and see what you think. Then change how you eat. Most likely we all need to. More importantly talk to your MP or whatever about the decisions government is making for us.
I got the book from the jewelry making friend...it was tucked, if you can tuck such a hefty tome, into the box. She's the same one who lent me Fast Food Nation. Can you tell she's a nutritionist as well?
On a more mundane note, I am looking into buying a digital camera....Esben has been giving me some pointers, and a friend from cruising is pointing out the "Pandora's box" of choice, learning and confusion that is yawning open in front of me as I contemplate this...once I make my way up the learning curve, you can look forward to more photos...and so can our family. YIPEEE! Esben is recommending either a,
"Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ-50. This is a so called bridge camera meaning that it has many of the functions (and the size) of the really good expensive cameras, but comes in one single package meaning you don't have to worry about changing lenses and stuff like that (but of course that also reduces versatility)."
OR, he said:
"The best I can advise you is to buy for your needs. There is no need to get a camera with all sorts of fancy options and handles if you're always going to keep it stuck on auto anyway. In that case a small compact camera such as the Canon IXUS or a Sony Cybershot."
Given how beautiful his photos are, I am inclined to take his advice, and I am now mostly debating between the Panasonic and the Canon[although I am craving that Panasonic]. If any of you out there have strong feelings or great knowledge, feel free to toss it out. This is a big decision, and I don't want to screw it up....I'll have to take my time over it...urgh. And do it in Catalan and Castillian, at least some of it.
The dog is begging for a walk...and I think it might rain AGAIN!!!! AAAAAaarrrghhhhh!
IT'S RAINING!!! Just in time for the walk...the kids are moving the laundry into the small room up there, which I don't want them to do, it smells yucky in there and so will our clothing, but again, you pick your battles.
ARGH RAIN AGAIN!!!! Am I in Seattle? UK? Newfoundland? No that would be a blizzard with fog.