p9033311csa0903.jpgMy blogging has been derailed for the past month a half—first by our trip up to Vermont, then by the Nigerian State Security Services arresting my brother-in-law. Andy is back in New York now (Jan, Sylvia, and I took a day trip up to Brooklyn to see him today), so things can start to return to normal around here.

p9103349csa0910.jpgFirst up, two weeks of CSA boxes. We’ve been getting a lot of potatoes, nectarines, green beans (we ate the last batch smothered in mayonnaise and garlic—yum!), and tomatoes lately. We’re in the end-of-summer phase now; two weeks ago we got what is likely the last watermelon of the year, and last week we got what is probably the last of the season’s sweet corn.

So what else has happened in the month since we returned from Vermont? Sylvia started preschool (for the first time ever) nearly two weeks ago. That’s a biggie that warrants its own post—not one of mimsy musings about how my little girl is growing up so quickly (even though she is), but one about our commute to school.

I’ve been doing quite a bit of knitting.

And pickle-making. (What else am I going to do with all of those CSA cucumbers?).

And game playing. (The cake is a lie! Bonus points to the person who knows that reference.)

And just enjoying the end of the summer. (I hope you are, too.)

More on all of that later…

5 Responses to “Back to our regularly scheduled programming…”

  1. Deborahon 17 Sep 2008 at 7:03 am

    I am so glad to hear that things are starting to return to normal for you all. Wow. Sylvia started pre-school! Amazing how fast they grow. Look forward to hearing more about this adventure.

  2. Imperatrixon 17 Sep 2008 at 8:25 am

    Good to hear that things are settling down! Can’t wait to hear about preschool…

    I don’t know the name of the game, but it’s an online game where you have to get through all these rooms, and you are constantly told that there is delicious cake at the end. But then if you make it through — THERE IS NO CAKE!

    I haven’t played it, one of our friends told us about it.

  3. ariannaon 17 Sep 2008 at 9:32 am

    I’ve been very curious about what Andrew’s plan now is: can he continue his work, does he have enough footage to complete his documentary? Does he even want to pursue any part of it right now, after such an experience? If these questions are much too probing, my apologies & feel free to ignore them completely! I just am eager to see what it was he was working on someday, and to hear where he plans to go with his project & his work and general, from here.

    So glad that he is back safe & sound, though. What a relief it must be to you all.

  4. Chrison 17 Sep 2008 at 10:59 am

    I’m glad Andy is back and you all got to see him!

  5. Katie Jon 20 Sep 2008 at 10:16 am

    Heh, we’re on the same page. I just did a “ketchup” post too.