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Monday, May 18, 2009

Monday is so random...

Ho-hum. Monday. Another work week (oh joy...), and, uh, seriously, May?! Where ya going? Next Monday is Memorial Day. Memorial Day people! As in, the unofficial start of summer. As in pretty soon New England will be choked in thick, nasty humidity and I will be a crabby bitch till October! Well, I am going to try not to be too crabby. And I will certainly rejoice when we have those glorious days in the 70's with the super low dew point. And I will try not to wish away summer because really, summer in New England is a wonderful time of year. There is lots to savor and enjoy: maritime festivals, fresh seafood enjoyed in the rough at a seaside lobster pound, beautiful beaches, cool mountains, strawberry and blueberry picking, fireworks, boating, clambakes, mini-golf, homemade ice cream....yes, summer in New England is quite nice.

So, another nice thing about summer....garden fresh veggies and herbs! And this year, God help us, Kevin and I are going to attempt to grow our own little garden! 
I have grown herbs in pots before, and I intend to do that this year, too. I have never grown vegetables, though. My brother does it and he does just fine, and I know if he can I can. I am the smarter one after all!!! ;-) So, next weekend is it...we are going to plant our little garden. I figure if I put it here on the blog for the world to see then I have to do it. With the way I take pictures everyone will be expecting lots of them. We have a little spot in our yard that actually gets good sun all picked out and we are going to dig it up and try our hand at planting next weekend. We are going small because we have never done this before and because it is just the two of us. I am thinking tomatoes (definitely Roma and maybe grape and/or regular old tomatoes), zucchini, cucumbers, and a few different types of peppers. I am kind of considering broccoli and/or some kind of lettuce, too, because I am told those are easy to grow. I may plant one other thing but I am not going to say what because...well, just because I don't want to say!

For herbs I am doing basil (one can never have enough fresh basil!), dill, parsley, thyme, rosemary, and oregano.

And then when I do all this I am going to get crafty and make some cute little garden stakes to mark off where each thing is.

Oh boy am I getting myself in deep shit promising all this!!!!!!!

In other random news, I went up to NH to CKC on Saturday to shop for more paper crafting stuff that I don't need since I could open a small store in my house!!! I can't help it though! That stuff is my crack and I am definitely an addict! I did get this really cute, vintage-y, rustic-y looking minibook kit from a company called The Button Farm in a sports theme. I am going to use it to document my nephew's first year of t-ball. I am going to print some of the best pictures I get of him in either black & white or sepia. I am pretty stoked about it!

Some new favorite things I have come across this past week:

* Pledge Fabric Sweeper for Pet Hair. This little thing ROCKS! We have a microfiber couch that we do allow Bailey to sit on and he sheds like crazy. This things picks up every last hair!

* Stuck in the 80's. 'Cuz I am. And I am loving this blog I stumbled across!!!

* This one is for my sista Staci.....check out this SNL clip:  Gas Right Ass Strips
(just a fair warning: unless you have the sense of humor of a teenage boy, like Staci and I tend to, you probably won't want to bother watching this...)

* And again, one more SNL clip, that again, probably only Staci will find funny: Mother Lover
(If you have seen the "Dick In A Box" skit with Justin Timberlake you will get this...)

Sooo, I think that is about all the Monday randomness I can think of. Gotta finish dinner and then I have some work to do.


Tina ~ Blessings Friends. said...

LOL! That was too funny!
I'm so excited that your gonna plant a garden. It'll be great! YAY!

Terri and Bob said...

You crack me up. The garden will be cool. I wonder if you will even eat your first produce. You'll probably find a way to scrap it!

Connie Weiss said...

We just planted our little garden over the weekend! I love looking at it and waiting for the little sprouts to pop up!

I just realized it was going to be Memorial Day too. Snuck up on me....

Off to go watch the videos!

Have a great day!

Connie Weiss said...

YAY Kristen! You were my second commenter this mornng! Please email me your name and address!

connieweiss AT mac DOT com

Mighty M said...

Hi - visiting from SITS. Hope your herbs turn out great!! I LOVED the mother lover skit. Susan Sarandon looked so good!

Anonymous said...

Bwahahahahaha!!!! I'm lovin the butt-right strips!!! I know a few butts that need these things!