Wednesday, July 21, 2010

By George, I think we’ve got….uhhhh…..Never Mind

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I sat down this afternoon to write. Write a REAL post. Like, with real words, and real sentences, and real paragraphs. It’s been awhile since I’ve done that.

So, like I said, I sat down to write a post. One I know you would have been ENTHRALLED in reading. Because it was all about the amazing bladder and bowel control my son has been exhibiting.

I know what you are thinking.

“Did she just say ‘BOWEL CONTROL’ on her BLOG??!!”

Enthralling, No?

But Seriously…I have been so proud. And I was just thinking as I had finished my post, how glad I was that diapers were behind us, and Buzz and Woody undies riddled his dresser drawers.

I should have known better.

At that precise moment, I looked out my window to see Miles playing baseball with some of the neighborhood boys. And there he was, running the bases in his khaki shorts, with the not-so-inconspicuous evidence of a little boy who enjoys running the bases more than going inside to use the potty. He really didn’t even mind. In fact, I don’t think I have ever seen a happier child playing ball whilst his shorts were the opposite of dry.

There was nothing I could do but to


And that is what happened to my original post.

(But, in his defense, this was the only accident in several days.)

So I think it’s still safe to say:

By George, I think we’ve got it!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

It’s Official

I am a Grower.

An Official Gardener.

Don’t believe me? (it’s okay. My husband didn’t either)

But the proof is in the pudding. (So they say)

007It might LOOK like a jumbled mess. I MAY have gone a little overboard in trying to fit the maximum # of plants in a minimal amount of garden space. But I promise, everything is planted in neat little rows.

Here’s a closer look………

008See these? They are the starts to some wonderful (at least I’m hoping they will be wonderful) zucchini. I can hardly wait to throw these suckers on the grill.

And HERE>>>>> 009 Give me another month, and that will be some real, bonafide, corn on the cob. With the 4 rows of corn planted, I am hoping we will have LOTS and LOTS and LOTS.

Then there’s my green beans and my peas. TWO varieties of peas to be exact. “Little Marvel” for early harvesting, and Sugar Snap Peas. Because, let’s face it. You just can’t have a garden without snap peas.

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Even my little Tiny Tim tomatoes are blossoming. I planted Tiny tomatoes because have you ever seen the price of little grape tomatoes at the store?? It’s outrageous. I cringe every time I buy them. But Miles loves them. And it is one of the only fruit-vegetable thingies I can get him to eat without much of a battle. AND they are “early” fruit producers. But don’t worry. I also planted plenty of Homestead and Roma tomatoes. And when they ripen, I am going to attempt to can my own stewed tomatoes and tomato sauce.

And Salsa. I am going to try canning my own Salsa.013

Which is why I also planted some Green peppers, and onions. The green peppers still have a ways to go. No blossoms here yet, but I’m sure they won’t be long.

I didn’t take any pictures of my carrots, but they are coming along nicely. And my basil plants are still pretty small. But I am hoping there will be enough to use in my spaghetti sauce and to make (and freeze) a bunch of fresh Pesto sauce.

It would be015 a HUGE understatement to say I underestimated the amount of room my pumpkins would need. The answer?? WAY more than I thought. But I have just been thinning them down a couple times a week. I didn’t want a pumpkin patch. I just wanted to end up with one pumpkin we might be able to carve for Halloween.

It’s looking like that won’t be a problem.

All in all, I have been completely satisfied with my exercise in organic gardening. Did I mention all my plants were grown from organic seeds? In organic soil? And with no chemicals of any kind? It’s been great. My only regret is not planting MORE.

Next year I want to add some strawberry and raspberry plants to the mix, along with some lettuce or spinach, radishes, squash, broccoli, and bunches of herbs.

MMMMM…I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Red, White, and Blue

Happy Independence Day!

While we WISH we were in Wyoming to indoctrinate Miles into the tradition of pyromania that is July 4th there……

miles sparkler edited Miles lighting fountain

A box of sparklers and $10.00 pack of fountains will have to do. For Now.

Next Year I think I’ll be making the trek to Toledo to bootleg “the good stuff” across the border.

And because fireworks aren’t the MOST important thing on the day we celebrate our nation’s Independence….

A special Thank You to all those who have served our country, making it possible for us to have the freedom we all enjoy in this great nation.