I went to the Farmers Market yesterday and got bitter melons and long beans and raspberries and peaches and nectarines and lettuce and various squashes and French beans and several kinds of peppers.

The market is also a social occasion, of course, and a chance to get out and walk around, which sounds kind of pitiful, but it’s true.

Before and after that visit, I worked. I needed to take care of my Aussies and a linkbuilding opportunity for my Northerners, negotiate a bit with a Boston baking company which may need my services, discuss with my daughters how best to bring them into the website, and finish up the last Web Design class assignment apart from the final project.

I did stop and make a nice lunch. This is Mojito Chicken Salad, made with grilled chicken, lettuce from the French farmer, fresh mint from our own garden such as it is, hot peppers, olive oil, mandarin oranges, and lime juice.

Delicious.

Then I got back to work.

I’m working today, too. I won’t complain, because this means I’ll be able to pay #2 son’s tuition, and also because the girls are helping me out.

#2 daughter is doing ten hours of linkbuiding for me next week, and #1 is going to help out with the project management as soon as we can figure out how to do that.

I need to update my website to reflect this.

Along about 4:00, I took a break and lolled around a bit, and once I finished my homework I did a bit of knitting. I needed to start a project to take with me on my trip this week.

Obviously, knitting is a must for travel. But you don’t need to take along a sweater,which is the only WIP I have right now, nor a complex project, which are the only kinds of things I had planned.

However, I have this skein of Blue Sky Alpacas Dyed Cotton. I bought it at the LYS only because it’s such a luscious color, but I think it’ll be enough to make Mind of Winter’s Southern Snowfall scarf. It’s a simple pattern, but I think it looks nice. I went ahead and knitted up enough to get it memorized, and now will put it aside till time to go.

I haven’t flown since before 9/11, so I think I have to go look up the regulations and make sure I don’t carry any contraband. I think that nylon needles are okay — I remember reading about that a few years ago.

I’m going to pack up gradually over the course of the week, I think, and get as many billable hours in as I possibly can before I go, and alert my regulars to my lessened availability. Maybe get frozen foods from the Schwann’s man for the boys.

Right now I need to have some breakfast (raspberry and flax seed pancakes) and then get some work done before church. I think I’m singing a duet, actually, so I might ought to work on that a bit instead…