Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)! Grab a cup of coffee and share with us! What’s been going on in your life?
The photo above is from my property in Arizona. I’m not there physically right now, but that’s where my heart is. (Click on the photo to read more about my Arizona plans.) I’m in Las Vegas (NV,) and I think you might opt for iced coffee, or tea today. We’re expecting another day around 110 degrees Fahrenheit (43.3 Celsius.) I’m actually enjoying an ice cold Peach Pineapple Kombucha right now. Do you like Kombucha? If you never had it, it’s a sparkling fermented tea drink. It’s full of good probiotics. It comes in many different natural flavors, and you can find it in health food stores (or make it yourself.) Would you like to try one?
This week is probably the last week I’m harvesting tomatoes from my container garden. It’s been an OK experiment, and I’ve harvested a lot of cherry tomatoes, but now the Mojave sun have got the better of most of the plants. I’m still happy that I got to have a little garden this year. The fig and pomegranate transplants that I planted in pots this spring are loving the heat. They are thriving like never before! I can’t wait to plant them in the ground at my own place. One day 🙂 They serve as a reminder for me, to keep working towards my dream of a small homestead. I’ll try to post some photos of them shortly.
Do you have any fun plans for the weekend? I’m looking forward to spending time with my daughter, and I’m hoping that we are going to dig into some of the new art material I got her, for her birthday last week. She’s been spending time at her dads house, got back a couple days ago, and she still have many unexplored birthday gifts left to enjoy this weekend. I suggested that we’d do some pottery. Maybe make our own cups. She was very tired when she came back, and have spent the majority of the time sleeping, and relaxing. I haven’t got her sold on the idea of doing pottery yet. She loves all types of crafting, and if she’s not into it, I’m sure it means that she needs more rest. With only one week left until school starts, I’m going to let her rest as much as she wants. I always enjoy hanging out with her. She’s a sunshine.
Speaking of school, I got a list of back to school supplies that she needs to have, from her new teacher. It was a big list (including copy paper, personal head phones, and 24 glue sticks etc etc.) I can see a need for all the supplies. I’m sure they will use them. I’ve just never asked any parent for that long of a list, during my years as a teacher. I compared different places to purchase all the materials, and it still came to almost $250. I’ve talked to other parents, and I understand this is normal for our area, I’ve just never experienced it before. This does not include new school uniforms, that I also need to get. Well, well, I am thankful for the money that keeps coming in, that makes it possible to provide the things she needs. Very thankful.
Have you been reading a lot this summer? I always read a lot, but I’ve been reading even more than usual this summer, due to the high temperatures that kept me inside more than I would like. Are you reading something exciting right now? I’ve almost reached my yearly goal of 60 books on my Goodreads reading challenge. I’m currently at 58,5. At the moment I’m reading The Last Cowboy, by John Branch. It’s about several generations of a ranch family in Southern Utah. It’s a very interesting book, describing the well known landscape, and four generations of interesting cowboy characters in the family, in great detail, making the book come alive. The book takes place at Smith’s Mesa (UT,) a 3 hour drive from my house (Las Vegas, NV.) I really like it so far! I’m definitely going to spend some time this weekend enjoying the rest of the book.
Have a fabulous weekend!