Five on Friday
1. I am watching things grow with the kids these days. Hugh's Aunt Judy got me started growing romaine lettuce. You just stick the end in some water and watch. I will eventually transplant it to the garden when it has roots. It is amazing how much it has already sprouted up in the week we have had it in water. Calder also brought some beans home that will go in the garden. Two weeks ago the kids and I started beans, pumpkins, and butternut squash. They are growing like mad as well (forgot to get a picture!).
2. It has been cold and rainy this week. I am not going to complain about the rain. We desperately needed it, but seriously, did it have to be this cold? The incessantly cold weather did give me a chance to make some soup. I think soup might be one of my favorite meals to cook from scratch. Night one I made the broth. I always freeze any chicken or turkey bones so I typically have a store for rainy weather. I also had some celery from my mom and dad's garden, which made it especially easy to whip up. Night two I turned the broth it into broccoli chicken cheese soup.
3. I wanted "Tims" not to need an apostrophe here, but alas, I think it does. On a happier note, Martensville has the quickest Tim's drive through I have ever been to!
4. We pulled Lawson out of the van from the lake on Sunday and she had all these "bites" on her head. They have slowly been going away all week, but when my sister saw them last night she thought they might be bed bug bites. We can't for the life of us figure out where we would have picked them up (if that is it). The playpen has been at the lake all winter and she didn't get any bites last summer (we had the playpen in hotels at the start of July, but it has been at the lake since). Needless to say, I am freaked. My friend Jay looked at them and thought it might be impetigo. She texted a picture to a friend who is a Peds doctor who agreed that it is what it looked like. I am just a bit worried because all the marks came at once and they are all getting better quite quickly. We haven't had any additional spots since Sunday. I am petrified of it being bed bugs, but again, I have no clue how we would have ever got them at the lake.
The weather is looking up this weekend. Can't wait to plant my garden boxes!