1- Our friend Peter has been in town this week, visiting from England. He was one of Ben's room mates back in the day, and both of us did plays with him many times during his years here. It had been 5 years since his last visit, since before Ben and I started dating. . .
Needless to say, things have changed a bit.
Nolan was his biggest fan, waking him up in the morning by saying "Peter? Wake up? Soccer?" Peter was nice enough to teach him a thing or two about kicking the soccer ball while he was here. . . and now it's all he wants to do.
Nolan loved Peter, but I made him take this picture first thing this morning after telling him Peter had to leave, so he was not thrilled. As you can see.
2- I have not done well on my sugar consumption this week. I blame the above mentioned Peter and his tendency to bring me British chocolate when he comes to visit. It's just not fair.
I'll be back on the wagon soon. After I eat a little more chocolate.
3- We're considering joining a CSA so that we can have fresh fruit and veggies this summer. We just don't have a lot of space (or skill or patience, frankly) to grow a lot of the things we love in our shady back yard. But part of our push for eating well is eating more fresh stuff, so we're thinking this may be the way to go. But it's pricey up front, I'm not sure we'd USE everything, and I don't know if it actually saves us anything in the long run. . .
Anyone have any experience with these things? Good idea? Bad idea? Too expensive? Too many weird things we'll never eat?
And if it's a bad idea. . . any UT people know whether there are any good farmer's markets (n UT county) besides the somewhat disappointing one in Provo?
4- I need some new shoes for exercising. I don't run. . . it's too hard on my back. But I like to walk, so I need a good pair of shoes for walking. Anyone have any suggestions? The pair I have now are just SO tight. Are they supposed to be tight? Or have my feet just spread because of that whole pregnancy thing a while back and now tennis shoes will never fit well again?
I don't want to get too excited and assume that Spring is here. I'm certain it's not. . . but I do need to stop making excuses and just GET OUT THERE.
5- Is there really a safe date in UT to assume it's done snowing? Based on this year, I think not. . .