Monday, August 09, 2010

Phish is coming up soon. It'll be nice to put some distance between us and the city for a while. A break always clears my head. Work's busy, but rewarding.

The grapes are coming along nicely. I'm expecting veraison to start soon. The stems are still green, but the seeds are larger and starting to brown. Another month or two and I'll be ready to harvest!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

LG and I go to the library sometimes when Yuki is working, generally just to visit. Last night, the library had a program that highlighted Argentinian culture (it's actually a monthly series, with a different country every month). So LG and I went after we finished mowing the lawn.

Just as an aside, our yoga teacher is Argentinian, and Yuki told me that she'd be at the program. So, LG and I come in, and are very pleased to find our yoga teacher singing and playing the guitar. We'd seen her play at clubs or restaurants a few times before, and her performances are engaging and emotional.

It was a very nice treat for us to see her perform again last night. She's been talking recently about recording some of her music. I hope she does, because it really should be captured and given to a wider audience.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

It's still quiet at work, mostly. I've got a nice cup of hot tea and a granola bar. Some Sara Watkins playing. Should be a light day today, but lots of loose ends tied up.

We celebrated with C + J this weekend, they got married on Saturday. Only the 3rd or 4th wedding I've ever been in. Yuki looked radiant. LG was pretty well-behaved. It helped that there was an appetizer table in running distance. I found out that he loves harpooning cheese cubes with a toothpick. The ceremony was great, not too long, not to crowded. And the weather was cool and breezy, for a late June in Kansas.

The setting was very nice, an orchard near Edgerton. We'll have to go back when the apples and peaches are ripe! The orchard owners were amazing, very thoughtful and welcoming.

Monday, June 14, 2010

It's so humid at work. Every year this happens. Twice this year, so far. Yuck. I should bring a change of clothes.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

The grapes are growing nicely. Little bulbous green berries, about the size of peas. Still way bitter. In another couple of months, hopefully they'll transmute sunshine and water into deliciousness.

Yuki brought me this book, which has me totally excited to try wine this year. The estimates I hear are about 5-10 pounds of fruit per vine, and about 5-10 gallons of juice from that much. I'm hoping for at least half a case of wine. We'll see how it goes.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

I'm abandoning Catching Fire about halfway through. It's been ruined for me now. I really liked it. The same thing happened to Harry Potter with Yuki.

It was fun, to be so charmed by the series that I flew through in a few days. I love when that happens with books. Until next time.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

In Rainbows is a great album.

It's gorgeous out today.