Blueberries are not my favorite fruit, but the bushes are doing so well that I couldn't resist getting another two bushes! My mother had some before the flood at her house took them, and they were delicious. But I looked at my garden and went: You know what my garden needs? MOAR BLUEBERRIES. So I … Continue reading I Couldn’t Resist the Allure of MOAR BLUEBERRIES!
We have a flowering tree in the front lawn that is GORGEOUS right now! And my lilac has bloomed. I think the tree out front is a crab apple, but I'm not 100% sure: There were lovely drifts of pink petals on the ground, but I didn't think to take a photo of them before … Continue reading Our Trees are Blooming!
Driscolls strawberries are showing up in stores, and I am STOKED. Strawberries are my favorite fruit (closely followed by watermelon), and I stuff myself full of them when they're in season. The best brand you can get here, by far, is Driscolls. I've bought 8 containers of them so far, and I've been having them … Continue reading Strawberries and Cream Season!
My closet is getting a little crazy - I'm going to have to put some of it outside even though the weather isn't ideal. And the second half: The tea plant is down there on the left. But it's all so happy growing in there! My tomatoes are crawling around, which is obnoxious, but I've … Continue reading Updates on My Jungle Closet
I picked up petunia's for my mother, but forgot to take a photo of them before we gave them to her. BUT! I gave her some squash plants for her favorite type of squash. Buttercup, I think. I'd have to check the package. They were beginning to crawl out of my closet! For my mother-in-law … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!
So, I had scheduled a post about my new Espresso Maker, BUT when I went in to write it I realized that this is my 300th post! I never thought, when I started blogging, that I would manage to regularly post because I'm so flaky, but I've maintained a 3-post-a-week schedule. Some of my posts … Continue reading Espresso Maker AND 300 Posts!
Our neighbor just had the tree on the lot between us cut down, and my property has SO MUCH more sun. He was a bit irate - he called the power company to have them turn off power to their property in case the tree fell funny, and the company told him they would just … Continue reading Cutting Down Trees!
I follow various snow dog rescues, wolf dog rescues, and such, and I'm always looking at different dogs. I may like them, but I don't usually do more than gush about one and show my husband. Then I don't think anything more of it. But... I saw a dog at a shelter a reasonable drive … Continue reading We WERE Going to Adopt a Dog
UGH. I was doing SO WELL on the meds I was on, fairly stable, rarely swinging full manic and a livable amount of depression. But I made the mistake of mentioning, at my most recent psych appointment, that I was lactating from the Invega. My doctor immediately wanted to know for how long. Four years? … Continue reading Everything Was Stable So Time For New Medications: Let’s Talk About Weight Gain
SO MUCH greenery is coming in, so I took some photos for you! First the ones that I could identify and then our mystery plant. Here's is our rhubarb, already going strong: The lilac bush growing leaves: Chives: The few cherry bushes that survived rabbits this winter: And: The lavender that has come back: And... … Continue reading What, Exactly, Is That Plant?
This is just a post showing the crate we have for Tundra and the set up. I've had people ask on a couple Facebook conversations, and I'd like to have a post I can send them to. *smile* The first photo is a size/location comparison. He can turn around easily in the crate and often … Continue reading Tundra’s Crate Since It Has Come Up Several Times
This is, no kidding, so exciting to me! I saw this trellis design here at Seed Savers with a few others, and I immediately thought it would be practical for me. It would fold up, and I was sure the previous owner had left enough wood scrap and chicken wire for us to make it. … Continue reading My Husband Made Me a Trellis!
We ordered this grill from Home Depot since Andrew was listing so badly and shaking so it was dangerous to cook on him. Sorry, Andrew. This is our new grill, who we're calling Swinger after the brand. She was a HUGE hassle to assemble, primarily because the top and bottom came nested in each other. … Continue reading Meet Swinger, Our New Grill
I have a new Doctor, which is all well and fine, except that means I had to have an intake appointment. The Doctors we saw at our previous clinic kept leaving due to conflicts with administration, and we got sick of it. So, I set up an appointment with the same doctor my husband, parents, … Continue reading I Loathe Intake Appointments
I hadn't had a full out anxiety attack in months - I'm pretty aware of what things might set me off, and I'm careful to take my medications prior to expected events. So, I freak out, but I don't actually have an attack and can calm down with some work. As a side not, I'm … Continue reading Can We Please Not Do That Again: Anxiety Edition
I've mentioned that my Grandpa was in hospice, and that we went up suddenly to see him and drop off my mother to help with care. We left Sunday, and on Thursday, Valentine's Day, the hospice nurse told my mother 72 hours or less. Late Thursday night, my dad called my husband while I was … Continue reading Goodbye to My Grandpa
We found a new car! Here she is! She's a 2005 Subaru Outback... the L.L. Bean edition. She's showing her age in the interior, but there's only one spot of rust we could find on the outside! AND she literally checks every box I had on my wish list down to the paint and cladding … Continue reading New Car: 2005 Subaru Outback… L.L. Bean Edition
This is a little older, but I wasn't able to get the photos my family took from it until now. I had a close friend, who is military, drop by my parents around Thanksgiving. She has been having a hard time, and I remembered that she loved making Gingerbread Houses, so I picked one up … Continue reading Puzzling the Neighbors – Gingerbread House Edition
You would think that, since every other nursery waits to ship, that the Camellia Forest Nursery would also wait until reasonable weather to ship their plants. Nope. It was 25 degrees yesterday when I found the notification that my tea was being delivered. I was at work. 45 minutes away from home. Cue frantic call … Continue reading Oh, Beauteous Day, My Tea Plant Is Here!
There's a lot of unusual plants I would like to grow, or just ones that aren't usually carried by the seed companies that sell in stores in our area. I ran across the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed website when I was looking for my mom's favorite, Buttercup Squash. You can see their listing for it … Continue reading Rare Seeds Catalog Has Arrived!
What does that mean? It means if you go to Amazon from any affiliate link I provide, and you purchase anything (not just the item I link to), I'll receive a percentage of that sale. It doesn't cost you anything, but it helps me out! So, what this means is that anytime I link to … Continue reading I’m an Amazon Affiliate!
Today my husband was SUPER NICE, and we put in a new grow bed, and I planted a ton of stuff. It's a little earlier, so I just grabbed the truly out of control plants to put them in the garden. They're a little wilty, but that's because I hadn't watered them yet today and … Continue reading New Grow Bed and Planting!