Thursday - it was relatively bad. Friday - it was worse. Trees went down, sinkholes in the street, and my neighborhood lost power from 9pm-3am. Yesterday and today has been off and on, with all of the same kinds of weather! I had help from my parents and brother (in between storms) taking out two big, dead bushes in the yard. I set out a spread for them:
Strawberries, accidentally vegan zucchini bread (made by my neighbor!), roasted & salted peanuts, popcorn.
As I can't trust the weather right now, I added to my indoor plant collection:
Only the plant in the middle survived from the trio purchased in the fall. The ivy on the left, and the marble queen on the right are new.
With the 6 hour refrigeration deficit, my remaining one box of mixed greens and kale turned brown, and the strawberries were sour this morning (come to think of it - I haven't even opened my freezer, hope it all survived!). Thus, I picked up only a small handful of items for the first of this week (you'll see them on Tuesday!), but today I imbibed this beverage al fresco before the next round of storms:
(It was good. I tried it because it was on sale 2/$5)
And my first watermelon cup of the season.
(Not yet sweet, but okay.)
Two days of work (meetings to vertically align curriculum, set short assessment cycles for the fall, blah, blah), and then real, actual, freedom.