Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Squeezing the Last Drops From Summer

Summer in Sacramento usually means 101 degree days followed by nights that retain the heat of the day. Because the weather has been unusually mild (high 80's, low 90's), I find myself towards the end of summer without having really felt like it was summer at all. Now I’m seeing kids go back to school and wondering where the time went.

Nevertheless, since I’m not in school anymore, I am giving myself the license to squeeze the last drops out of summer for a while yet. Here is what I plan on accomplishing yet this summer:

*3 more BBQs (2 this week, 1 next week)

*A trip to the Davis Farmer’s Market, where I will purchase my worms to kickstart my Worm Factory (vermicomposting device). I have come to the realization that Sacramento weather, even at its mildest, is still too extreme to keep the worms outside, which means I'm going to have to share my habitat with them. Living with worms- a true test of my desire to be green!

*Finish Madame Bovary (the last novel left on my original summer reading list)

*A look at Mars on August 27th from 10pm-3am (Science web sites say it will appear as a bright red pinprick of light. Maybe I’ll even see a shooting star while I’m looking!)

*A trip to San Francisco for lunch and museum-going with good friends

*Lastly, a day trip to the Sonoma-area for small town exploration, farmer’s market, Wild Flour Bread, and dining at cafés

Any other must-do summer suggestions?


  1. Thanks for the tip on Mars, I'll have to set my telescope out that night:)

  2. Vermicomposting. Exciting. I really miss my worm boxes. I've always said "no way" to keeping them indoors w/ me. I'd love to know how it works out for you. Let me know. Maybe I'll change my mind. Also, I love Wild Flour Bread. It's fun to look at their garden out back. I've seen peacocks roaming the fields around there too. Have fun!


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