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20 questions (stolen from Darlene!)
1. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?
-Wow, those are some dark circles.
2. Do you miss anyone right now?
-My dad. And my sister.
3. If you could move anywhere else, would you?
-Abso-freakin’-lutely. West coast! Oregon, Washington, N.Cali, I’m not picky!
4. If you could choose, what would your last meal be?
-Something with lots of cheese, and avocado, and sour cream. Maybe some Indian food too. And probably some pastry type thing. It would be a big meal!
5. What famous person, dead or alive, would you want to have lunch with?
6. What was the last book you read?
-Um, I think it was “Under the Banner of Heaven”. I’m obsessed with cults.
7. What was the last movie you watched?
-Mannequin. I love 80’s movies and it was on tv!
8. What was the last song you heard?
-Seven by Prince. <3
9. What’s your dream vacation?
-An African Safari
10. What is the next trip you’ll take?
-No idea, it’s not happening anytime soon.
11. Did you ever go to camp?
-Yes. It was fun.
12. Have you ever been in love?
-Yes, with the wrong people!
13. What do you want to know about the future?
-When I’ll die.
14. Where is your best friend?
-Wy’s at work, I think, she’s been awfully quiet on the IM’s today.
-Jodi is at work and I’ve talked to her 5 times LOL
15. How is your best friend?
-Wy’s having a rough day but I haven’t found out why yet.
-Jodi seems busy at work cause her emails are shorter than usual LOL
16. Who is the biggest gossiper you know?
-No idea. Work people maybe? Aunts? Don’t really care, I don’t pay attention.
17. What does your last text message say? “
-I just erased them. I think it said “hey lady”.
18. What are 3 things you’ve always wanted to do, that you still plan to accomplish?
-1. Travel all over the world.
-2. Get an RV and see all 50 states.
-3. Save more doggies/pigs/mules/horses/whatever.
19. What is one thing you’ve learned from your parents?
-Well I’ve learned what NOT to do from my parents if that counts.
20. What is one thing you hope to teach your own children?
-No thanks, not having any! I hope to teach my dog to poop in the same spot in the yard!
This week it was:
Whole Wheat Pasta
Green Garlic (not pictured, sorry!)
Raw Milk Havarti
Red Sour Cherries
Beets (also not pictured)
The cherries are sooooo good. So are the strawberries. They taste so different that the ones you buy at the grocery store, so much more flavor.
I made an amazing soup with roasted red peppers, white beans, and used the collard greens along with lots of garlic and some couscous. I had no idea what I was doing but it turned out so good!
Well I totally forgot to take a picture for week 2, but here’s what was included:
Salted Butter from organic, pasture raised dairy cattle
Spinach Linguini Pasta
Nancy Leaf Lettuce (similar to a bib or buttercrunch)
Goat Milk Feta
Sugar Snap Peas
Week 3 was:
Red Beets with tops
Garlic Chive Pasta
So far I’ve been pretty happy with the contents and everything has been really fresh. I could do without all the rhubarb though!
to sum it up, go here:
I am currently on step 25, oh and its day 3 of this shit.
In the past 3 days while working on the “little” faucet problem, I had another plumbing problem arise. The stupid tub backed up and had 8″ of water sitting in it. After much plunging, cursing, chemicals, homemade remedies, and snaking, the drain still hasn’t budged. So I called a professional. He should be here in the morning.
Goodbye paycheck…hello pb&j for lunch and dinner for quite a while.
PS-Have I mentioned how much I hate home-ownership?! What was I thinking!??!?!
I’m on a roll!
Here’s the offending burning “tree” before I hit it with the clippers. Yes, the burning bush had not been trimmed in about 5 years and had grown in this monstrosity (on the far right). This pic was taken a couple months ago, and it had grown very full of leaves (and a couple robin’s nests) and even taller than it was in this pic:
There may be no coming back from that trimming, we’ll see. My neighbor assures me that I didn’t kill it. Let’s hope so.
Speaking of neighbors, I have a 90 year old living to my right, and her daughter (who I’m guessing is about 65?), who looks freakin’ awesome and is in great shape. Anyhoo, she came over when she saw me cutting that thing down and helped me tie up all the limbs and haul them back behind the garage. She’s been so great and so helpful. Much more helpful than my own brother who lives with me! I came home the other day and she was weeding my hosta. Love that neighbor!
Let’s try this one more time
And here are the new hanging baskets I put up in the side yard:
And the new hydrangeas I planted. I pulled out some small pine trees cause they were looking sad and turning brown. I thought these were much prettier anyway! You can’t really tell in the pic, but one is a pretty purple and one is a bright pink. They won’t stay those colors, it will depend on how acidic my soil is, but they’re pretty right now:
I’m hoping they grow large enough to hide the neighbor. They only mow about once a month, its a disaster over there.
So here is a pic of what was included in my CSA bag for week one:
Here’s the list of what was included:
Spinach on the stem (missing from pic)
Pea Shoots (missing from pic)
Grassfed Blue Gouda
Bread (missing from pic)
The bread they ran out of, the other two items they just missed, but they will be made up to me this week.
I made a salad from the lettuce and mizuna (which is really good!) and the radishes and bleu cheese. The chocolate mint has been chillin’ in my iced tea and its really yummy. The rhubarb I gifted to my neighbor. She loves it and I can’t stand the stuff, so I’m glad she could use it.
I also made a millet casserole and a wheatberry salad this weekend which both turned out pretty good! Oh, and some Samosa brownies (you know, like the ever-so-addictive girl scout cookies? Baby steps…
Yay for long weekends! This one started out good so far. I took Mojo up to the trainer that saved him to meet a new friend. Her owner was supposed to be bringing her up from Columbus today to meet Mojo and see how they got along. She’s a 2 year old Boxer/Bulldog mix and so cute. But, they never showed. Oh well, not a total waste of time, Mojo was excited to see Chuck (the guy that saved him) and he had a nice big yard and lots of dogs to play with. He had a pond too, so he swam for a while. It was a gorgeous day so it was nice to be out in the sun with all the dogs.
So after I got back home I put together my hammock that I bought last year and Mojo found a good spot underneath me and we took a little nap under the big tree.
Now I’m just cooking up some dinner. I got my first CSA bag of the season on Friday. Had lots of good stuff in it and so fresh. I’m looking forward to seeing what I get every Friday. I took some pics and since I’m not doing much knitting lately, I figured I’d post my weekly CSA goodies up here. I really like the idea of being able to buy fresh, local produce and not having to spend every Saturday at the Farmer’s Markets. They are fun, but I just don’t get the chance to go every week.
I took some updated pics of the yard so look for another post with the CSA bag contents and updated yard pics soon!
We’ll see how long I can keep it alive. Pretty isn’t it?
I’ve been working in the yard a little more, I’ll have some updated pics up soon. Hopefully with the long weekend approaching I will get a lot more accomplished. We’ll see!