Thursday, May 19, 2011

Picnic in the Park

Isn't is BEAUTIFUL!?!?!


Yes. This is my morning commute on my bike - isn't it lovely?


 I LOVE that Bellingham has many "rustic sidewalks" that you can enjoy on your way from home to school, work or play. There is also talk about expanding and improving them. 


Today was a combination of all three - school, work and play


All three happened here at Avellino - wonderful local little coffee house.


 Everything they make is top notch. 


Like the [homemade] caramel americano I enjoyed so much I nearly drank it all before a picture! 


And their quiche which had so many wonderful ingredients I can't remember them all!


Play included catching up with my friend Sarah (the one who taught me how to make Beer Bread!) over iced coffee. We caught up on life and dreams and talked about one of my favorite topics - food! She told me about a book she just finished reading called Eat Right for Your Type - your blood type! Interesting stuff! 

Then she had to be a good student and head to cognitive psychology, so I went to work entering in 400-some test scores from the Environmental class I am a TA for. Then I used some time to finish up a school project I have been working on for the Environmental Education program at Lutherwood before meeting Ross for more play at Cornwall Park for a picnic! 

 Ross proposed to me while we were both on summer staff at Lutherwood in 2009... if you want to know how, just go dig out your childhood board game Mouse Trap. 'Nuff said. 

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Sun +


Husband & Wife +


A park +


A picnic blanket from Nicaragua +


a turkey sandwich +


an orange + 


 = A PICNIC!


I HATE PEELING ORANGES. Thankfully my mother-in-law gave me an orange peeler! 


One side is for slicing the peel - 


The other flat side is for digging under it and peeling it off! Like magic. 
Now I eat oranges more often - silly, but I will not eat an orange if I have to peel it with my fingers, I just can't stand it. One of my quirks? Perhaps. 


After lunch we chatted, Ross read his book which always sparks fascinating conversation, I practiced Yoga in the grass, and we even napped a little in the sun.  Then it was time for Ross to head to work, so we biked our separate ways.  


I came home and decided it was time to transplant a few seedlings...


And to plant a few other things... I am trying "compact" cucumbers, mini-rainbow carrots, radishes, some lettuce and herbs. I have no idea what I'm doing - but I hope something grows!!! 


Then it was time to make dinner, watch a few episodes of The Office (I'm a latecomer to the show - I just started watching last month from the beginning!), wish Ross good luck in his hockey game... and off to bed! I was exhausted! 

Are you planting a garden of some sort this summer? 

Last year I had a mini herb garden on our balcony that I made the mistake of calling my "pot garden." Lesson learned, it is a container garden. Geez. 

2 comments:

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Are those orange peelers a Minnesota thing because we used one all the time growing up?!?!?

I love picnics!

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@therunnersplate.com I don't know but that's the only place I've ever seen people using them - so maybe!!!