From the prescription which we are both on right now.

I would mention it’s name, but at $55 a scrip, I’m not about to pimp them unless I see a kickback.

When, exactly, are nausea and vomiting not bothersome?

Art’s New Blog

Because one is never enough! Art and Carly will continue to show our joint adventures, but Art now has his own blog for his solo adventures and his work at

a drauglis blog

A Grand Adventure Weekend

We had quite the grand adventure weekend. As a matter of fact, it might be one of the grandest in some time.

On Saturday morning we hopped in a Volvo S40 we got from Zip Car (our car is starting to die, so we’re not taking long trips in it) and headed off to the Lavender Festival. The S40 is one of the fancy sport-sedans that Volvo makes these days. It’s definitely a nicer ride than a beat-up Sable wagon! The drive to festival was really nice. We stopped at a market with a big picture of pie on the sign and it turns out that they did have fresh and frozen pies., and the festival was a good excuse to hit the road. It’s not very big, but there was a lot of lavender and a lot of bees! We had a good time walking down the rows of lavendar and smelling all the different kinds. We bought some new plants for the garden from the nursery that sponsors the event, including lavendar — of course, and ate some lavender-laced foods. We also briefly listened to a lecture on herbal bonsai, which was an interesting idea.

Once we finished at the Lavender Festival, we jaunted off to our PATC cabin! I was very excited to actually have a little weekend away. We stayed at the Gypsy Spring cabin, which has nice modern amenities like toilets and electricity. We went for a little hike that night, and then had a dinner of chorizo, salad, and Dancing Deer cookies. Art had a good time reading the cabin log book and I finished a book I brought with me and did a little embroidery. Aren’t we just the most exciting people?

The next morning we did a short 4-mile hike. It was really nice. It started to get super hot just as we were finishing. We headed back to the cabin to clean up and then left for Rock Hill Orchard for our annual sour cherry picking extravaganza. We picked about 30 lbs of cherries!

We got home to happy bunnies, who had been well cared for by a friend, and had dinner and a cherry cobbler for dessert! Let the sour cherry maddness begin!

[tags]lavender festival, volvo, zip car, patc, hiking, sour cherries[/tags]

Night of the Radishes

We had our first “Night of the Radishes” party on Sunday night. It was a smashing success!

What’s “Night of the Radishes” you say?

Why it’s a traditional event in Oaxaca, Mexico on December 23rd. They grow special, HUGE radishes and then carve them into traditional nativity scenes and other fabulous things. We did not have any huge radishes, but we did have a lovely assortment of root vegetables for people to choose from. The guests were amazingly creative. Pictures will be forthcoming of the incredible creations.

What did we serve?

Thanks for asking. Well, we served Art’s fabulous Mexican hot chocolate (chocolate from melted chips, not cocoa powder, and spices) with homemade marshmallows, french bread with radish butter, Sun and Moon Cakes, chips and salsa, daal with pita, a nut-based salsa, and other yummy treats. We also had six-packs of He’brew, champagne punch, and Snow Goose Ale.

Much thanks to all our guests for making this such a great party!

[tags] Oaxaca, Mexico, night of the radishes, radishes, marshmallows, he’brew, beer, mexican hot chocolate[/tags]

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