Monday, August 20th, 2012
We were busy this weekend. We tackled a couple of home improvement projects that have been languishing. We tackled the weed garden in front of the house and filled it with 50% off perennials. I’m banking on the weather holding long enough for them to establish themselves and come back next year. I think there’s a reasonably good chance that will happen. If I can keep the weeds down that is.
I used some muscles that aren’t used to working and I’m feeling it now. I also tried to chop off my pinky toe with a shovel but failed and ended up only badly maimed. Unrelated to the gardening I tried to cut off a pinky finger washing a glass but, again, only maiming myself. I should probably sit down for a while. Did you do anything fun this weekend? Maybe you managed not to maim yourself?
Saturday, April 30th, 2011
As it turns out I love herb gardening. I used to get all worked up over it. I was afraid to cut and use them because the plants I put in the ground at the beginning of the summer were always so small and never seemed to go anywhere. I’d look at the five stalks for parsley sticking out of the ground and compare them to the giant bundle that you buy in the grocery store for a dollar. So discouraging. Read the rest of this entry »
Wednesday, March 5th, 2008
You can always tell how much work I have on my plate by how often I update my blog. When I seem absent for days it’s because I’m off having fun somewhere away from my computer. When I’m posting multiple times a day it’s because I’m shackled to it and looking for diversion. I got an email today from a neighbor tipping me off on a cool site. I can’t believe I hadn’t heard about it until now. I’m a big book nerd when I have time for personal reading and have always aspired to start my own book club with friends or what have you. This site is like a big virtual book club. I love it, I’m obsessed at the moment the way I was about rating movies when we first got Netflix. The only problem is that it has been some time since I’ve read some of the books that have made lasting impressions on me. As a result I find myself giving star ratings and wishing I could back them up with some kind of comments but nothing comes. It’s ok, I’m marking the days until I can have free time again and it’s not that far off. Read the rest of this entry »