I had some produce to use up before it went bad.
(PS: our fridge decided to quit on us today, freezer is still freezing but the fridge is about 60 degrees inside. Marvin has had 2 bowls of spoiled milk with his cereal this week- not a great way to wake up.)
I was able to use 2 tomatoes and basil.
Course 2: Chocolate Brownies
You're probably thinking, what in the world could you grow in the garden that you'd put in those brownies...
Here's the secret: 2 cups of shredded Zucchini! Which is about 3 zucc's.
Zucchini Brownie recipe: All Recipes
You can't even taste the zucc's.
Both turned out great! I love gardening!
Up first- Trip to Colorado.
June 25-July 3
Cost: Free to ME
Why? It was a church camp and we took kids from the area 8th grade and up. 10 chaperones, 33 kids.
Pike’s Peak- World Famous Donuts
Pike's Peak is a 14er. This means it is above 14,000 feet above sea level. You could really feel the elevation change and we were up there a while. A lot of us got a little dizzy!
Each night at camp they had different activities- Line dancing, horseback riding, paintball, mountain biking etc.
At camp there was a smaller mountain we could hike to the top. We did this at 4:45 one morning to see the sun rise. None of the campers went – too early! It was beautiful!
Also on our trip we went white water rafting- mountain climbing- repelling and did a bunch of other life threatening events! It was a blast. Check our facebook to see other photos.
Is it with a C or a W? I always spell Mackinaw/Mackinac wrong… so why the 2 spellings?
The French Pronounced it "aw" but spelled it "ac". The British heard it pronounced "aw" so they spelled it that way. Today Mackinaw City retains the "aw" spelling while the bridge, straits and island steadfastly cling to the "ac" spelling. No matter how it is spelled, however, it is always pronounced Mackinaw!
Well we headed to MackinAC Island on Friday with 4 high school girls.
Depart at 8am, catch the 9:30 ferry.
Looking for cheep ferry tickets, go here, they are $11.
A stop at the church
A pose near Father Marquette.
Who doesn’t love the jumping photos
Another church stop:
Arch Rock- we made it!
Checking out the cemetery. Oldest grave was from 1823!
Hike back down.
Hitting the shopping stores- I love Antonia’s turtle photo.
Had to sneek this photo~ no cameras in the stores. Who is seriously going to wear a wiener on their head?
We had a great day. It was a bit chilly but very fun!
Well it actually already came, but I’m bad at blogging…
I came home from work the other day and started walking up my steps and saw this…
I thought OH WOW, what happened?
Then I looked a little farther and saw this…
The whole meter had been pulled away from the house. Then I thought, “how’d that happen?”
Then I saw this…
A MASSIVE tree had fallen because of the high winds we had a few weeks back. It took out our power lines, cable, internet, and telephone. Our electric in the house still worked even though the lines had fallen. Well…the electric worked until we called Consumers Power! They came out and actually disconnected our electric because it was “unsafe”. They did this on Friday morning with out telling us! After about 5 visits from them, over $300 in electrical costs, a visit from the city inspector and 96 hours later we finally got our electric turned back on.
Being with out power for 4 days will result in a huge LOSS…
It was about $200 in food from both freezer and fridge that we had to throw out!
For once we are glad we don’t own a house, and most of the costs (electrical) are picked up by our landlord.
I stole the title from my cousin’s blog!
I love teaching at a school where the instructional hours are from Labor Day to Memorial Day!!!!
A few photos from the last day.
My summer plans include not working very much! I took this teaching job so I’d have my summers OFF! Some teachers like the kids, I like the summers off!
Marvin did say I needed to get at least a part time job so I wouldn’t drive him batty with my boredom. He’s right, after about 1 week I go crazy! So my plan is to tutor about 8 hours a week, and possibly pick up a babysitting job 1 or 2 days. I also was just assigned 4 local stores as an American Greeting Card stocker- whooo hooo! That will be about 10 hours a week. With all of these side jobs I’ll be able to accomplish my main goal of summer~ sleeping IN!
A few other goals I have planned, in order of importance:
1. watch the star wars series
2. visit flint and gr for some family/friend time
3.read more~ currently on the list Glass Castle
4. blog more, sorry…I’ve told you about my love/hate relationship with blogging!