A friend of mine got a group discount for Wicked tickets. I have wanted to see it ever since my daughter became a huge fan of it years ago. I knew only the most basic idea of the story and have to admit I got a little worried after putting it in Pandora and getting almost all music from Glee and High School musical lol. But OH MY I was BLOWN away. The story had way more complexity than I could have imagined and was just so, so, so touching. And that is all I will say as I am not one to give spoilers. :) But wow, I will just say I am so glad I decided to go.
The hay will be mulch, and where you see wood chips there are actually trenches that are filled in. The wood will help hold moisture and send nutrients into the planting beds. The garden is only about half finished here. More photos to come!
So that garden our landlord said everybody talks about but nobody puts in... Thanks to my friend Dusty, we are on our way. He is a local guy knowledgeable in permaculture who is dedicated to helping people grow their own food.
And over in this corner, we see where the future chicken coop will go...! big thanks to Dusty, the most awesomest garden putter inner in the world!
Akasha totally cracks me up with the way she names things. She has been doing it for ages, so I just want to write a bit of it down for the sake of memory. I think the funniest part is how the names she thinks of don't sound like any name you have ever heard. So she might get a new little stuffed animal, and name it "Jajageeshee", or something like that. Maybe she has a future in working for the Pokemon folks lol. But even funnier is *what* she will name. She sometimes names her hands individually, but more often will name every finger! She plays with them and talks to them at night alot when some of us are trying to go to sleep. :) Meesha and Gogo are the two primary players, but if asked, she has names for all 10. She might name crayons she gets in a restaurant, or a square of paper towel or... just about anything . If she names it, it is alive and has something to say. Kids are awesome. :)
Orion and I had the coolest conversation about dreams recently. He told me that he usually knows he is dreaming, and that helps him not be scared about things. The example he gave was falling. He said, "If I am falling from a high up place, I know I am just dreaming, so I just enjoy the scenery." I thought that was pretty hilarious! I told him that is called lucid dreaming, and he seemed fascinated it had a name, and proud he had that skill. I shared with him that when I was a child, I was also a lucid dreamer, and liked to fly in my dreams, and that maybe he could try that next time he was falling. He was pretty excited by that idea. Looking forward to hearing more of his dream adventures in the future!