Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Foster Birds, Friends, and Summer Gardens...

Amos & Andy (Pacific Parrotlets), current foster birds
They are SO cute!!!

Right now I am fostering two wee parrotlets.  Parrotlets are tiny little things - about half the size of a lovebird.  To look at them, they seem small, but generally Parrotlets think they are the size of a Macaw!  These two are just so cute and I'm so enjoying having them!!!

Had a busy day today.  Took DD to soccer camp for 9 a.m., had coffee with a friend whom I haven't seen in about 10 years, took my Dad to Tim's for his soup and coffee, then came home and made lunch for ds and I.  We had yummy black forest ham sandwiches with lettuce from OUR OWN GARDEN, tomato, cheese and mustard and mayo!  Yumm-o!!!  How nice it is to be able to pick fresh things from our garden.  Not a thing that I'm used to.  It's beyond description knowing that there are no sprays or nasty things on whatever comes from our place. After lunch we made smoothies with our new "Bullet" food processor.  Wow, what a little machine that is!!  It makes short work of any blending/mixing jobs.  Mmmmmm, those smoothies were yummy!  Picked dd up @ 3 p.m. with a yummy sandwich and a smoothie for her.  She was glad for the nice cold smoothie and the sandwich didn't last very long!

Speaking of the garden, I have several tomato plants that are in bloom.  They were set back by a REALLY cool June (we jokingly call it our JUNE-uary!), so hopefully they are just delayed and the tomatoes will be fine.  I have gathered a few strawberries from plants that I planted quite late.  That's OK, it's just nice to taste a few.  We also had a cucumber from my single plant last night with dinner.  It was very good.  There are a few more cukes coming, but the plant also got set back from the cooler weather we had when it was first planted.

Can't believe it's the 21st of July already!  The kids have been out of school for almost a month - it's just gone so fast!

Connie and I did a bit of shopping yesterday and then she bought me lunch in Fort Langley.  My windshield was being repaired and Connie picked me up from the place that was fixing it.  We had a lovely few hours together - makes me realize how much I miss her.  Our lives just seem busy and we don't get together as much as we'd like.  :-|
We are enjoying some absolutely gorgeous weather here on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada this week.  It's absolutely gorgeous.  Not so hot that you feel sick, but just nice.....  :-)  :-)

July 21, 2010 - a look out my back door
Here is a look out our back door today....
I hope everyone is enjoying their summer!