Friday, July 30, 2010


I made a delicious sandwich today! It was made with rye bread, mustard, goat cheese and cucumber from the Laytonville farmers market, and tomatos and basil from the garden! i love food that is in season!

I also spent good amount of time today waging war on the Concord grade and blackberries that are trying to take over the garden. Next on the list is trying to find a space to fit the rest of the tomato plants in the beds.

Foud some cool puffball mushrooms today! The name describes exactly how they disperse their spores.

I must say, I am getting a little bit excited for school to start and to keep on learning more about botany, not to mention so awesome field trips with the botany major kids and other friends!

It's going to suck though because I am only going to see Evan on the weekends, which sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am wayyy too used to seeing hm everyday. Not even close to being sick of him lol. Once the construction season is over that will change though luckily.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

New blog name

I think country living is much more appropriate than "think locally". I had no idea what to pick originally so I just picked a slogan that I like. But it seems that every entry so far has some account of a dead animal in it that one of the cats brought in I think this is much more descriptive of my life currently and original.
Eww. I have allergies today and they suck. Definitely don't feel like drinking very much beer tonight so I guess that means Evan and I will drive home from Waldon's. Going to have venison for dinner tonight from the deer that Travis and Linda shot yesterday. Hope it's good because there is a lot of it. Inception is a very good movie, I highly recommend it. Very original. And:

Congratulations to Lana and Matt!

I really want to roadtrip to Utah to see them but as usual I always seem to be over booking myself so I don't think it is going to work. Someday, possibly next summer if a find a cool job that doesn't last the whole summer and i plan accordingly.

Think I'm going to go take a Vitamin C just in case I'm getting sick and this isn't allergies.

Monday, July 26, 2010


Evan and I just got finished reading my old journals, which are hilarious because I was a terrible writer and have not improved much over the years. Tried to take a shower last night but the cats were in the bathroom again playing with a shrew that ran into the crack between the wall and the chest where many a chipmunk has hid out. Got to feed the catfish down at the pond for the first time yesterday too, which was so fun! They are so big and they fight to get at the food! It was really cute when the tiny fish tried to eat a piece of food larger then they were. We are going to Willits for the day tomorrow to go to the dump and so I can get waxed then off to play some soccer at seven! Had some delicious cherries from the farmers market today! Hopefully I'm going to do a six mile hike on Wednesday through the beautiful back country of Spyrock. I did it two days ago and took some awesome pictures with my new camera. Here are some of them. I also have a really funny picture of me in front of a HUGE truck at Whiskeytown and a funny one of when I took a hike on Saturday and thought it would be a good idea to put red berries in my pocket. It wasn't lol. Oh yeah and my parents are dating. Weird.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


So I have been hanging out in Redding since last Friday the 16th and I have an amazing tan! I'm probably going to leave tomorrow and head back to Laytonville for a couple days before Evan and I head to Arcata for a couple days to hang out with some friends. Hopefully Harmony and Ean are going to come over to Arcata for a day to hang out while we are there and I can finally meet him!

I have gotten a lot done while I have been here: I cleaned out all of my high school stuff out of my room at my dad's house so he can make it into an office so instead of having all of his bills and crap in the ktichen, have them in the office. I moved my tiny little twin bed into Alex's room so he can have a queen sized bed and set up the futon in that room and it looks very nice.

I picked a bunch of plums and apples to take back to Laytonville and I froze a bunch of plums for some free, local produce in the winter once I have a place to live again. It's so hot here and I am definitely not used to it but it has been so nice swimming almost everyday!

Harm and I hung out with Grant Ditzler last night for the first time in like 2 years, which was really fun. It was good to catch up. We had lots of good discussions about legalization of marijuana lol.

I am kind of excited for the drive back to Laytonville so I can stop at all the roadside stands and buy fresh fruits and vegetables! On the way to Redding I bought 5 ears of corn, 4 bell peppers, and 3 tomatoes for 3 dollars!!! And they were all delicious!

So my parents are dating. Which is really weird but Alex and I are trying to get used to it. This is probably the most affectionate I have ever seen them as long as I can remember. I think they are learning how to have fun with each other again and it is very good for them to have their own houses and own space to go back to. They are going to Lake Almanor tomorrow and I'm trying to decide if I want to stay because Alex is going to have a party my dad's house and it might be fun to party with all of his friends that I still think of as little 12 year olds lol. But I'm kinda tired and ready to have a little bit of down time. I don't really feel like drinking either tomorrow. I still feel a little worn out from Harm and I's lembas and beer night that lasted until four in the morning lol.

I am going kayaking with the family tonight at Whiskeytown tonight and I am excited because I love kayaking! I have had a lot of fun here but I am really lame and I miss Evan a lot and I really want to see him. I don't know what I'm going to do if we ever have to go longer than 2 weeks without seeing each other lol. What happened to my ideals about being independent??? I guess that's what happens when you fall in love.

I rarely ever watch TV but being here in Redding I saw a comercial for the 100% electric car that Nissan just came out with called "The Leaf". I have decided that when my Camry dies I want an all electric car! It costs something crazy like 3 dollars to "fill up your tank"(charge the battery from empty to full). Awesome!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Back fr om So-Cal

I'm back and it feels so good to breathe air without smog and drink water that doesn't taste like ass! Of course we got back and there were dead animal parts all over the house because Evan's parents went to Vegas while we were gone.

My little cousins are so big now it's crazy! They are 3 and 5 and I got to watch Sophia's preschool graduation (which was a bit over the top and very long but still fun to watch).

We watched a lot of World Cup soccer games while we were there, which was pretty fun because my family is wayyy into soccer.

On 4th of July we biked down to the beach and went to the bars, which was really fun and scary because So-Cal is not bike friendly and there were thousands of people walking and biking, but luckily no accidents. My bike had metal saddle bags on the back and everytime I would get off the bike I would bang my knee on them and it is quite bruised now. It didn't feel too bad at the time because I was under the influence of alcohol but it is still sore today.

I really have fun everytime I visit my family down south because they are way fun to be around but they hardly ever make it up north to visit us so it's starting to get a little old and annoying everytime we go down there because it is so one-sided. My cousin is having her baby in October and we will go down for Thanksgiving and I almost don't want to just because I am sick of being the ones to travel and see them.

I just heard that John Brickner died a few days ago and I am so sad because he was such a huge influence on the soccer community in Redding. He taught me how to referee and pretty much ran indoor soccer out at Big League Dreams. He was such a kind, warm, and funny person and a very good teacher. He will be missed so much. I'm glad I can make it to his memorial on the 18th of July and visit my family and hopefully Harmony too while I'm down there.

I got a camera when I was in So-Cal and I can't wait to try it out now that I have a memory card in it! We will see if I can figure out how to post some pictures on here again.

There are so many strawberries up here at Evan's house right now, it is a very delicious time of year!

We were watching the Spain v. Germany game (go Spain!) and one of the cats brought in a rabbit it had caught, which was like half of it's size! Of course the cats are so lazy that they didn't even eat it and it was way too small for us to try and eat.