Monday, March 26, 2012
Is not something I'm usually good at. When your spontaneous, you haven't planned (obviously). When you don't plan, you aren't prepared. An unprepared Becky is an unhappy Becky, so I try to avoid it as much as possible. This, according to my family and friends, is why I'm such a wet blanket. A stick in the mud. Stodgy. Cynical. Bitter. These, among other adjectives, have been used to describe me over the last few months. While I know I don't like to do things at the last minute and I don't like when the "plan" goes awry, I didn't think that I had degenerated into someone that wasn't fun to be around. Apparently, I have. Mom's cure: get a kitten. Since Sam left to go back to Matt's house, I've been relatively cat-free at my house. I have most of the equipment for a cat (cat box, scratch pads, toys, cat litter), but no cat. I had been more than happy contiue being cat-free, but after the debacle with Velvet, I starting to think it might be nice to get a kitten. I mulled it over for several months, then Matt told me that his mother's cat had just had kittens. It seemed like a sign. So, I went over to see them and they were indeed as cute as you might imagine. All seven of them. After eight weeks, they were ready to go home and I claimed a brother/ sister pair out of the litter. Introducing Alice and Cooper:
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Just a quick update to show you how things are going in the greenhouse: fast! Lettuce and Cilantro...
Friday, March 9, 2012
IT WAS SO NICE OUTSIDE LAST WEEKEND!!..that I hardly spent any time in the house. It was such a rarity to have a nice weekend in March that I took full advantage! First order of business- finish potting up seeds. I did broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, more tomatoes, tomatillos, and cilantro. The greenhouse is officially full. My germination mats came in the mail right on time to put under the newly planted pots:
Mary, Lugene, and I were quite the Portland-bound trio a few weekends ago. We trekked up north for the Home and Garden Show at the Expo Center. We saw lots of amazing plants and garden ideas. I'm going to try my hand at making something like this: A vertical-hanging pouch planter! I have most of the materials at home to try out a prototype- maybe this weekend.