A couple images from the week:
As Samuel calls it, "The First Injury of the Summer" happened while I was in Seattle. Playing whiffle ball with the neighbor boy, Sam fell into a bunch of wood, causing a huge splinter to wedge itself into his knee. First time ever--he asked Grace to bring him tweezers, he pulled out the splinter himself, dabbed up the blood, and went back to playing. I guess he's growing up.
Daily banjo practicing. Fluffy immediately jumped up behind me when I sat down to practice. Still trying to make "Old Molly Hare" sound good and now trying to learn "Sugar Hill" which asks for a lot more skill. Considering having another banjo sent up to Naknek--when I think of what I'll make in the 6 weeks there, maybe another banjo isn't a bad idea. Sometimes a gal just needs more than one banjo.
I bought my first bunch of local asparagus today, the first of the season. We'll have roasted asparagus with leftover chili tonight and for tomorrow night, an asparagus & goat cheese frittata for an early birthday dinner (complete with a lovely bottle of Maryhill White). The actual birthday on Tuesday will be spent at a baseball game, of course.