Tagged: gardening

Pleasantries. 0

Pleasantries.

Today was an awkward stressful sort of day where a lot of things went wrong. For example the electric company contracted a tree cutting service to trim branches from around the power lines, but instead they came in my yard while we were asleep and chopped down (at the base) my five foot tall red leaf maple tree that Rosie and I planted a couple years ago when Ada was born. They also moved my picnic table and left it against...

Sad. 6

Sad.

I don’t know what’s wrong with me.  I feel sad lately.  Weary. Depressed maybe? I want to be pregnant SO BADLY.  Yet I’m not.  Everyone else I know is pregnant or just had a baby.  Even my best friend is pregnant now.  I am overjoyed for her.  I love talking about pregnancy with her.  I am extremely excited to find out if her baby is a boy or a girl, what the baby’s name will be, the baby’s personality, everything.  I just wish I could shut off...

Tomato vs. Apple 0

Tomato vs. Apple

Ada picked a tomato from our garden yesterday. She seemed to believe it was an apple, and that pleased her. Until she tasted it…     Then she threw it. All’s well that ends well. (I totally made that shirt.  Freezer paper stenciling experiment #1.  Much more to come, need more practice!)   Lunch today at PF Chang’s with my sister and Grandma. My mom watched the girls since she had today off from work. It was weird to eat without Ada attacking...

Allergies, Asthma, and Flowers. 3

Allergies, Asthma, and Flowers.

Rosie had an appointment today with the allergy doctor. She’s been complaining about her belly hurting for quite awhile, since early spring of this year.  Finally a couple of months ago we realized she was pointing to her chest area and just calling it her belly. Her lungs hurt, not her stomach. Tyler has asthma and takes an inhaler.  Sometimes he can’t breathe, especially after being outside.  We decided to take Rosie to the allergy doctor to see what was going...

How Does Your Garden Grow? 3

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Turns out Ada didn’t have a fever from sunburn.  Her temperature climbed higher, and every time the Motrin wore off it would shoot right back up to 102.43 exactly.  Weird. No other symptoms. The last time she had Motrin was at 4 this morning.  She’s been mostly ok today.  She didn’t nap though.  I don’t know what’s going on with her.  Maybe a random virus, because it doesn’t seem like an ear infection and she has not a single other sign...

Blooms. 0

Blooms.

It’s been cool and rainy out for days now.  What happened to warm weather and sunshine? My children wake up, one after the other, over and over all night long leaving me with no sleep, night after night. My house is messy and I can’t seem to catch up.  Probably due to lack of sleep.  Definitely due to a cranky teething baby who screams bloody murder every time I set her down, but she wiggles and flails in my arms. Earlier Ada would...

Today. 1

Today.

People are so funny. Tonight Tyler and I were talking about all of the comments we get when parenting or lifestyle choices come up in casual conversation and we started laughing and couldn’t stop.  Especially comments from people at Tyler’s work–they are so confused about our non-mainstream choices sometimes. They say things not to be rude, but out of genuine confusion.  I guess it’s really not that funny, but at the same time it’s hilarious to us.  It doesn’t offend me or anger...

Seeds. 3

Seeds.

I just ordered the bulk of my garden seeds for this year.  How exciting!  Soon it’s going to be time to start some of them indoors.  (I always order my seeds from Diane’s Seeds.  Non-hybrid, non GMO, mostly heirloom seeds for super cheap prices, and she sometimes throws in extras for free!  I have gotten a beautiful garden from her seeds with more produce than we could eat.) Spring is really coming!!  Birds are chirping outside during the day, though it spit snow today. ...

Thinking Spring. 2

Thinking Spring.

Ok, so it’s almost the end of January. That means it’s almost February. Almost February means that I need to start planning my garden because a few things (peas, spinach) need to be outside as soon as the ground can be worked in March. This makes me happy! I’m doing something new for my garden this year.  In previous years we had a triangle-ish shape of garden space at the back corner of the yard.  This didn’t work out well because it...