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Blur {or, again with the krey-zee}


This week has certainly gone by in a blur. 

Today: Another day of online training, a delicious mid-afternoon nap {dreams within dreams within dreams}, catching up on the most egregious bills, grabbing the twins, to the dollar store for safety pins, and then my eldest step-daughter’s final concert choir of the year.

Now, trying to wind down. It’s 80 something degrees in the house. Restless. Tired. Hot. No good fiction to absorb me. Wine. Hot Tea {it’s never too hot for tea}.

Tomorrow: Class, radio station interview in the afternoon, kids go to their mom’s for the weekend. I’ll probably edit interviews all weekend. Maybe plant those last seeds. Maybe visit the nearby farm with the CSA shares that start next week. Maybe actually get to the gym for yoga. Or something. Or at least hike Pilot Butte.

Try not to go stir-crazy.

stir-crazy 1908, from stir “prison” (1851), probably from Start Newgate (1757), prison in London, later any prison (1823), probably from Romany stardo “imprisoned,” related to staripen “a prison.” Mid-19c. sturaban, sturbin “state prison” seem to be transitional forms.

stir-cra·zy [stur-krey-zee]
adjective Slang.

    1. Informal. restless or frantic because of confinement, routine, etc.: I was stir-crazy after just two months of keeping house.
    2. mentally ill because of long imprisonment.

crazy 1570s, “diseased, sickly,” from craze + -y (2). Meaning “full of cracks or flaws” is from 1580s; that of “of unsound mind, or behaving as so” is from 1610s. Jazz slang sense “cool, exciting” attested by 1927. To drive (someone) crazy is attested by 1873. Phrase crazy like a fox recorded from 1935. Crazy Horse, Teton Lakhota (Siouan) war leader (d.1877) translates thašuka witko, lit. “his horse is crazy.”

Crazy good


This week has been crazy. Today: online training, family therapy, interview at the station. That sucked up the entire day… and now it’s time for bed.

We’ve had some great interviews in the last few weeks, and another one coming up Friday. It’s good that we can keep the radio show going, even as busy as we are in the rest of our lives. What talented, compassionate people we are finding in our own community! I can’t wait to air the next few interviews (sneak peek: spay and neuter campaigns in Bend and around the world).

It’s almost Farmer’s Market time in Central Oregon


Looong day of online InfoPath training and 4 more days to go. But hopefully very worth it. Time to wind down and not stay up too late, since I’ll need to get up at the crack of dawn again.

I just realized that the Farmer’s Market here in Bend opens on June 6. That’s a week from Wednesday! And since pretty much all I’ve managed to plant so far is lots of kale… Did you know that many Farmer’s Markets allow you to spend SNAP benefits?—What a great idea!

Unless some miracle occurs soon, I’m not signing up for a ½ CSA share this year. I’ve only been able to afford it one year (last). It’s hard coming up with that $300-350 at once, even though that’s small change when you consider how much we spend on groceries, and considering that you get a basket every week all summer into fall. Hmm, I wonder if anybody still has anything available? Most of the valley CSA’s will have been full since spring. There may be a chance of going with a local one. Although if we go extremely local we get started a little later than the rest (because of our short growing season here in the high desert) and we get less variety (less berries, etc.) I liked the local CSA we did last year—until they started buying animals to raise for meat and talking more and more about it and pretty soon every newsletter was, “look at these cute pigs we’re growing to eat,” and buy our “natural” beef… It really started to bum me out. And I don’t want to support somebody with my dollars that is going in that direction, no matter how much I like them. It’s too bad. There’s a newer one closer to Bend that does mostly veggies and is not yet certified organic, but I think they’re working on it. Maybe they’ll still have room.

Regardless, you’ll find me most Wednesday afternoons this summer at our downtown market. Since that’s early release day for the kids, it will probably revolve around getting them and then getting veggies. Good exposure for them, for sure.