Monday, August 22, 2011

The Perfect Wedding Dress

...has a way to cover up flabby upper arms (he hates them, so do I.  I like 3/4 sleeves best) not empire waisted (he hates them - says they look like maternity dresses) not fitted (I don't like my "muffin top" and I don't necessarily want to be corseted.) available in "plus size" (I usually wear a 20)

...perhaps not white at all, maybe red just in case of tomato sauce

Monday, June 13, 2011

Fair Exchange

3 pub cans of Guiness and half a bottle of Jack Daniel's netted me a fantastic chocolate stout cupcake with Guiness icing, and a bottle of Jameson's 12 year-old Special Reserve.  Brilliant.

Monday, June 6, 2011


The one purple beautyberry I thought was dead was only sleeping.  There were little green sprouts coming up from the base, under the mulch.  I moved some of the mulch away so that it can get some sun.  Totally spoiled the symmetry of what I was originally going to do with the hyssop, but nice to see that a $15 plant actually survived.  Still waiting on my Toad Lilies from Gurneys... maybe I'll give a call and let them know that the liriope did not survive (I totally did not leave them in the fridge way too long, nope nope nope)

Tons of bulbs from Brecks to get into the ground.  The hostas will get donated to Mom in the city where they will not be deer salad.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


I've been dreaming of making bread for a living.  I mean REALLY doing it. 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Rain, Rain, Go Away

April showers bring May flowers, but this is ridiculous - it's bringing more weeds than anything else, it seems.  We have had very few sunny days in the month of April, and on what days were nice, I wasn't able to get out into the gardens. 

G is going to try to mow and reseed the shady front lawn today if the rain holds off long enough. 

Friday, April 15, 2011

Hell No, We Ain't Gonna Mow - Veggie Gardens and Landscape Timbers

Last night G found literature at the local Home Depot that says that we should not be using pressure treated lumber anywhere near food (it's treated with a copper compound that can leach out), so there goes our primary idea for the vegetable garden terraces.  Plan B is installation of those heavy concrete blocks like our neighbor used - cheaper, yes, but also more work.

Here's the area that we're going to be working on  all staked out.  It's about a 30-45 degree slope that is a pain in the rear to mow.