Bikes, Crocheting, Jam and more

Do you ever get a sudden impulse to create something tasty? Well, last week I did just that with fresh peaches from my peach tree. I never thought Kansas peaches would be so good! They were delicious. The peach varieties I planted were clingstone. The fruit clings to the pit in these peaches. Which, all in all, is kind of annoying but quite tasty!

I had planted two cherry trees in the same area, one a Montgomery and the other a sweet. These sadly enough do not produce hardly anything.

Since it’s summer, biking is quite popular in my area. Though a small town I think the numbers of bikes gliding through town are increasing. I have a mountain bike myself that is in sorry distress. Yes, the gears are unbalanced and the bike chain needs greasing and whatever else.  Oh Lord, it is in my “mechanic shop.” Haha, my laundry room. I, honestly, am learning on the job with this bike repair stuff, though I do find it fascinating. Hopefully,  my efforts won’t be in vain.

My nighttime hobbies have changed since my sweetie left. I am learning to crochet better and watercolor. My efforts thus far have been something to laugh at but the show must go on.

Sounds like an awful thunderstorm is rolling in.

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I am happy to have picked up another freelance newspaper job that gives me the flexibility that I need. The structure of freelance work fits nicely into my schedule, especially as my online classes are finishing up.

A little of what I’ve been doing. I hope I’ve provided some inspiration for your day!

 

Adventures through North Carolina

My adventures through South Carolina were extraordinary as I stepped onto the glistening sand and felt the waves ripple and tickle my feet with their salty licks.

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This was my sight as I rounded the corner from a lovely dinner at Poogan’s Porch on Queen street. At Poogan’s Porch, I had a mule and a duck that sure had a kick to it! Definitely not a drink for the faint of heart. The duck was exceptional! I feel like I should insert a duck joke here but I feel like having a duck and a mule in the same meal is enough of a joke.

The beauty of the sun closing lit up the waves as the crash against the dock. It was magnificent! The park nearby was crowded with a wedding party. The air was thick with the smell of blossoming dogwoods, Spanish moss with a spritz of salty sea water.

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The Spanish moss was such a sight, like hair. I decided it might make a nice mustache. I saw this at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.

 

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We saw an amazing church that looked so stately in the night sky.

These are little slices of my adventures in South Carolina. I would definitely recommend going to Poogan’s Porch and Magnolia Plantation, you might even see an alligator in the pond at Magnolia Plantation!

 

Detaching- Morning Detox

The air blew across my face with a faint whisper of greeting. The sun silhouetted the buildings making them appear taller. This morning was a wonderful morning for a walk. As I walked the streets of my childhood I hear the lonesome call of a grain train rumbling down the line. This morning I was completely free of electronics. This is completely freeing. I greeted the morning with clarity and a fresh mind not diluted by the media already.

This is going to be a productive morning. My sewing machine is sitting awkwardly on my dining room table with a kind of nuanced symmetry. It needs fabric… I’m planning on making napkins for my table. I like to buy products off of Etsy, because I like helping artists, so I started there.

The Morning Began

The morning began with a cloak of white clouds covering the golden fields.

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Walking outside I could smell the harvest sweetly whistling through the air. I headed towards the tracks at a jog that to my chagrin soon became a walk. Haha, I guess it’s good that I exercise even if I can’t run yet. It is such an experience to walk through the whole sleeping town, quiet with slumber.

Last night, I made a new overnight banana peanut butter oatmeal recipe. Absolutely my favorite! It’s the simple things in life that make it best. I lovee trying new oatmeal recipes… Oatmeal is my soul food. 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Little Explosions of the Unexpected

My boyfriends back for a little bit, my heart smiles when he’s here.

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I’m preparing to transfer, I’m deciding on the vanilla degree of English or Physical Education/Health/Wellness major. While I face the possibility of being a starving English major I’m good at English. My interest in Physical Ed/Health/Wellness goes toward my goal of becoming an occupational therapy assistant. I love helping people overcome their obstacles. And helping people believe they can. I remember so vividly when I was going through occupational therapy we followed a recipe to bake brownies. I loved the time I got to spend with my therapists.

 

Though I could just major in health and minor in English… possibilities.

 

I’m also preparing for a mind-numbing heat excruciating summer of hard field work. Lol, it’s gonna suck.

 

Possibly applying for a local job as a historic site education representative or some other position to escape above mentioned.

 

Ugggh… money–can’t live without it. Well, really you could if you were volunteering all the time. Or you were living at your families. I guess it COULD  be done.

 

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