Thursday, July 03, 2008

Things I am way too excited about

1) The Fourth of July! We're going to a pancake breakfast, complete with a "parade" - as in, all the neighborhood kids biking, triking, and walking around dazed. To be followed by cheeseburgers, swimming, and fireworks, the first time we've actually planned ahead since we got married.

2) Bus passes. I work for a charter school and I can get ANNUAL bus passes for $65. They are coming in August, and we plan to use them a lot. If gas continues to climb, we can use them even more.

3) The community garden. John found out that the vacant lot behind our neighborhood library is a community garden. They have community lots with assigned pick days. All the produce you want to pick for free! And it's organic! They also accept compost contributions. I feel so guilty throwing out all the peels and leftover bits of fruit and veggies. It's all going to the community compost now, and that makes me feel so good.

4) The 13 x 9 inch pans I finally went and bought. Already this week we've had pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting. Next: Baked Oatmeal. Looks delicious, and healthy.

What small things are you ridiculously excited about?

5 comments:

Ariana said...

Community garden? Awesome!!! I wish more places would get involved in community gardening. I think people are totally forgetting that food comes from plants...

How was your 4th? Pancake b-fast sounds fun -- our ward in Portland did that every year. Pancake breakfast and flag raising. What a great way to start the holiday!

Anyway hope you had fun! Check my blog for pictures from our "Parking lot of Fire" :-)

Kimberly said...

I'm excited to sleep through the night for the first time since we moved. I don't know when it will happen, but I know it has to sooner or later. The kids are not adjusted yet and are taking turns waking up.

Happy 4th!

Erin G. said...

Max slept through the night for the first time last week. I was ridiculously excited about that until he went back to his old schedule the next night. It was a mean trick to play. And I thought about a career in dog-sitting but I don't think my nostrils can take the smell. :)

Kate said...

Both my cukes and my zukes are coming on...

The Jeffery Family said...

Can we get the pumpkin cake and cream cheese frosting recipe on a post? Sounds delicious!