Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Update: Guess who won? Yes!!! I am so excited. Thank you Renee! I'm feeling pretty lucky! Maybe I'll ask my husband for that new stove now. Hmmmm.
I've reviewed a lot of products on this website. Some are favorable reviews, some are scathing. I don't get paid for them or get any kind of advertising kickback. But I'm putting it out there iRobot company hot shots, I would love to review this for you in exchange for a handy, dandy Scooba. The idea of waking up every morning to freshly mopped floors sounds like a little bit of heaven! It would be also cool to see my dog freak out over the Scooba! Entertainment and a clean floor. What a deal. Call me guys!
One of my pet peeves are grownups that leave a fast-food restaurant table in a mess. Why do totally capable, uninjuired, adults leave a fast-food restaurant without picking up behind themselves? There isn't a good excuse. The people that work at fast-food restaurants are tired just like you. They don't want to have to clean up your sloppy mess. Take a second and clean up your hamburger wrappers and wadded up napkins and dump it in the nearest trash can dude. Then take a CLEAN napkin and wipe up the table. It will only take a second and will make a big difference for the people that come after to you to that table. Teach your kids to do the same thing puhhhhleeze. This shows respect for others.
See... I was going somewhere with that. Roundabout, I know, but we all got there safely and fully clothed.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I waited and waited to plant my garden this year. This weather won't trick me this time. I'm too smart for it. Others planted their gardens but, oh no, I won't fall for it. I kept waiting. OK, its really warm. High 70's. The trees are starting to bud. The trees can't be wrong. Can they? I still waited.
The veggies came out at my favorite nursery. Still, I waited. We had a hard winter this year. Was it over? OK, maybe its over. The grass is growing again. OK, it's time.
I planted and planted. I done wore myself out ya'll. Two days after I planted, it hovered near freezing. I had to cover my baby plants. I am not smarter than the weather (or a 5th grader).
Here is what I planted this year:
Flower Gardens in the front
|Alyssum Easter Bonnet - Violet - very sweet smelling. The bees love this.|
|Verbena but a trailing one to fill in the garden floor.|
|These two beautiful dew covered flowers are Osteospermum in Astra Pink. I took these pictures on a cloudy day. I love how the background is so dark. The beauty of these flowers stands out.|
|Snapdragon - Solstice Purple|
|This little fuzzy guy is a Verbena|
|Salvia - a nice variation on the ones I've had in the past. |
It doesn't smell like cat pee either so that's a plus.
|I love this Angelonia in "Serena Purple"|
|Provence Lavender. I bought a lot so I |
could have a "field" of Lavender. My favorite smell.
|Nothing much to look at now. My Oregano, apple mint, a sturdy cabbage, some parsley, rosemary and my father-in-law's green onions are holdouts from last summer. Oregano anyone?|
|The Pioneer Garden. Nothing flashy here except my two broccoli from last year.|
|Yellow squash. After last year's zucchini takeover, I've opted for a nice tame squash.|
|Cucumber. They didn't have burpless so |
be warned all ye supper visitors. Arggg. I slipped into Pirate speak. Sorry.
|Marigold - to keep away the bugs from the tomatoes. |
Does it really work? I don't know but I like to keep the tradition.
|Tomato - I've had a love/hate relationship with them. I've tried lots of different kinds but they always end up with some sort of leaf rot/fungus. I'm determined this year to win.|
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
*The breakfast frittata was amazing good. Click here for the recipe.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
When I met my husband twenty some odd years ago, he was a big motorcycle fan. My mother was not. I was forbidden to ride the motorcycle. My boyfriend was so cute and dangerous on a motorcycle. What do you think happened? mmmm hmmm
The picture above was taken before we were married. He saved up and purchased this Honda Interceptor. It is my favorite bike. I love this picture of my proud boyfriend.
After several trips to the hospital and several totaled bikes early in our marriage, he gave it up. Recently, however, his interest has again peaked. I encouraged him to get back on the old horse so to speak. Yes, I encouraged him. He saved and he saved for about a year. Finally, he had enough to purchase a bike and he started shopping. He found the ugliest bike I ever saw. I think he figured out I hated it and he didn't purchase it. He did finally purchase a very nice bike. He was thrilled. I was thrilled he was thrilled. But more importantly, I found him irresitible on that bike. Holy smokes, I forgot how hot he looked on a bike. I found myself totally checking out my husband again. It makes me giggle like a teenager to write that.
Motorcycles are hot. I'm partial to a sports bike because that's the style my husband has always had. Lots of chrome, steel, leather and heat.