Monday, June 30, 2008

Daisies and Boxes

We cleared out the old apartment, handed over the keys and said our good-byes. We loved the apartment for its character, light and history. Unfortunately, there were many negative conditions that started to pile up without a remedy. Overtime the positive aspects found themselves buried beneath a mountain of inaction and we had to move on.

The fireplace was awesome!

Our new place is lovely and there's even a back porch for a container garden. Hooray! Right now it is full of boxes! However, the yarn has started to make its way out of the boxes.

The yarns yawned, stretched and exclaimed,
"Ooooo, light! We're so excited. Please make us into wonderfully, wonderful socks!"

On a gardening note...
I planted daisies in my parents' backyard last year (my mom loves them). They didn't flower. This year, however, they made a comback. Daisies make a day just a bit better.

Well, back to unpacking and everything else that goes along with moving. Smile!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

A Hodgepodge of Information

My Aunt Lupe and Uncle Robin came up this past weekend to see my parents' artwork (it was being shown at a local gallery).

And they both enjoyed playing with lil' Brianna...

More milk, please!

Brianna contemplates the meaning of art.

I also finished planting most of my garden. I ended up planting zucchini, cucumbers, beans, onions, lettuce and tomatoes.

Along with the veggies I also planted flowers and herbs, including Thai basil, cilantro and sunflowers.

In the above picture there's lemon thyme, lantana and some angelonia angustifolia (yeah, say that 5 times fast).

I also started knitting one of Plymouth Yarn's Encore 8-hour Baby Blankets. The one I am working on is called Building Blocks Blanket. I'm combining Bright Fuchsia with Summer Coral to create a color I call Raspberry Lemonade. I'm knitting it for Brianna before she goes back to her mama in July.

Ain't she adorable?

And one last thing. We're moving to a new apartment!! It will be within the next week or so. Our current apartment is filled with boxes and we are very ready to go!

As stated in the title, this post is definitely a hodgepodge.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

A Brief Conversation About Tomatoes

A couple of days ago we put two tomato plants in the garden. A Brandywine and a Furry Yellow Hog (yep, that's its name).

Here's a conversation that occurred in the garden, following the planting of the tomatoes...

Me: (pointing at the Furry Yellow Hog) That tomato will be yellow.

Jonathan: Yellow? What about just having red ones?

Me: It'll be fun to try something new. Besides, most red tomatoes are products of convenience perpetuated by the "man".

Jonathan: The "man"?

Me: Yeah, the "man".

Jonathan: You mean Stalin?

Me: Yes, that's exactly who I mean.

He’s a cheeky one, my husband.

And for your visual pleasure:

A hosta leaf after the rain.