Friday, May 30, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Here it is after we built it and filled it with dirt. We then planted seven heirloom tomato plants, and the kids had planted radishes at their library group, so we put those down the middle.
Here it is after we planted some other things: peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumbers (small for pickles), and even more tomatoes. We ran out of room, so we planted some things in tubs. You can see everything is getting bigger.
Here's a shot as of yesterday, right after the kids harvested their radishes. They were thrilled! The tomatoes are getting quite large. We have a few blossoms, but it's really not anywhere close to tomato season around here yet. Today it's 50 degrees outside, so we don't have the consistent >70 that we need for good tomato production (I know that at least one of ours is fairly early and will produce at lower temps, but they prefer it to be warm, that's why we get tomatoes late into September around here)
And here's the radish harvest! I used a few of them in the coleslaw tonight and it turned out beautifully. Both the kids ate lots.
I will continue to share our harvest as things become ripe and we pick them.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Today we started the Couch to 5K running program.
Uh, yeah, you heard me right, I was ACTUALLY RUNNING.
Well, not exactly running, slooooowly jogging, but I was attempting. I give myself huge props...except when I was jogging, Logan came swiftly walking past me saying, "Mommy, I can walk faster than you are running!"
I am determined though, and even if I never make it running faster than Logan can walk, it's certainly better than sitting on the couch eating Milk Duds (like I would ever do that, right?)
LOL...I am going to pass out now.
|You Should Live in the Country|
You don't need an expensive big city to keep you busy.
You'll take the peaceful life over the stressful life any day of the week.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Coffee and Vanilla does a monthly "Wholesome Lunchbox" event. Great photos and ideas for packed lunches. Four weeks until my kids are out of school and I really needed some inspiration!
Are you a mom? Maybe you'd be interested in joining the Mom Select panel. Looks interesting, I'll let you all know if/when I hear from them.
Boo Mama talks about the (mostly) guy phenomenon of "Unboxing"--trust me, read the comments too if you want a great laugh.
Culinary Fool has a to-die-for looking coffee cake. I loooove coffee cake, this is a must try for me.
Fabulous Nightline report about a family in LA who have turned their yard into a garden...and so much more :The Real Simple Life
Thursday, May 15, 2008
32. Dan in Real Life 4 1/2
33. Ladies in Lavender 3 1/2
34. Death at a Funeral 3 1/2
35. The Darjeeling Limited 2
36. Bee Movie 3
37. No Reservations 3
38. Five Days 4-4 1/2
39. Horton Hears a Who 3 1/2
40. I Am Legend 3 1/2
41. Daddy Day Camp 2 1/2
42. No Country for Old Men 3 1/2
43. Nim's Island 3-3 1/2
44. American Gangster 4
45. Nancy Drew 3
46. Water Horse 3
47. Martian Child 3 1/2
48. The Mist 2 1/2
49. Rendition 3
50. Lars and the Real Girl 4
51. Pippi Longstocking 3
52. Juno 4
53. The Orphanage 4
Monday, May 12, 2008
47. There's No Place Like Here by Cecelia Ahern C+
48. Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult C+
49. Who Stole My Church? by Gordon MacDonald A
50. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger B
51. Shem Creek by Dorothea Benton Frank D+
52. Black Ice by Linda Hall C+
53. Curse of the Spellmans by Lisa Lutz B+
54. Blood Brothers by Rick Acker B-
55. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion C-
56. The Prince Charming List by Kathryn Springer B
57. Vanish by Tom Pawlik B
58. Love Starts with Elle by Rachel Hauck B
59. The Edge of Recall by Kristen Heitzmann B-
No Audios completed this month. I started quite a few and gave up.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Anyway, went to Starbucks for a treat, because I had some gift cards I could use. We got in there, and I handed the cashier my two gift cards so he could check the balances. He said, "our machine is broken and it isn't reading the cards today. You can use them, but it won't take any money off of your balance, so it doesn't matter how much money is on the card. If any."
This SHOULD have been my clue to think, "ah-ha! Free coffee!"
But no, I ordered a grande iced tea.
The clerk says, "Grande? Are you suuuuure you don't want Venti?" Making every gesture in that direction other than winking and pointing to the card, but I don't think I would have caught on then either.
So hubby orders a grande frappuccino. Again, he says, "Only grande? Are you SURE?"
We are just puzzled still. We both say yes.
He places our orders, then rings us up, slides my gift card through the machine, and says thanks for coming, we got our $6 order for free.
Ok, are we just DENSE or what? We took our drinks outside, and we both commented on our extreme idiocy at not getting what the guy was trying to say, which was:
Order the biggest, most expensive thing, because it's FREE!!!!