Thursday, January 10, 2008
The sunshine is back and the weather is beautiful, although still chilly. After only six weeks in San Francisco, Andy thought it was "warm". He will NOT be surfing as the ocean water always has a high bacteria level from run off for a few days after a storm.
Last night we invited the rest of the family over for dessert and a nice visit. Afterwards Andy went out with his cousins. He loves his new life in San Fran, but he was happy to be home. For my part, I enjoyed feeding him and giving him something to keep him warm when he goes back.
Quilting Fitzy asked about when to pick citrus fruit. Our experience has been that the easier it is to pick from the tree, the sweeter and riper it is. We have done a lot of "trial and error", picking just one or two and sampling before taking more. If it tastes good, we go ahead and take some for eating. If the fruit doesn't come off easily, we also leave some on to see if it will get even better, which it usually does. I do love having fruit grown in our own yard. We don't use pesticides (just soapy water if the bugs get bad).
Today I am off work and will enjoy spending time visiting with Andy. Tonight we get to meet the girlfriend, who lives in San Francisco also but has family here. Tomorrow he takes off with his friends for a snowboarding weekend so I will go to work on Friday. Right now a cup of coffee and a couple of hours in my studio are just the thing since odds are good my son won't be out of bed for hours.