Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Back to Business

Well, here goes. I've got my new Canon PowerShot Digital ELPH. I am so pleased that it is amazing and relatively easy to use, all things being equal. I can only thank DH for being the genious that he is about my level of technology.

It's been a busy two weeks around our house with the wrap up of full time work at the legislature, a visit from our youngest son and family, getting the boat washed, waxed and bottom painted for DH to return to our summer slip and of course, the garden chores....

Most fun for me is getting back to my sewing projects. Here's the latest along with a pic of my kitchen work space. My table has evolved into one of my favorite places to work. I could stay there all day.

Please share with me your favorite place to work.

More later.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Slide Into Home

This is my least favorite time of year. However, on a positive note, it's the beginning of my favorite TOY.
Work is tedious and getting awful, but will end in two weeks with the end of session. Garden, boat and baseball are starting with a flurry.
Still waiting on my new point and shoot...should be here by end of week. Then I will regale you with my life in photos!
Fionn was a lazy boy this am. Wouldn't get out of bed and was still there when I left for work.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Worm Moon

My BFF Maureen at Cooking My Life brought up the "Worm Moon" having to do with spring. This caused a memory burst for me about tending a big box of worms we kept under the porch for trout fishing at our nearby stream in PA. We'd put in kitchen scraps etc. and grow the most amazing Night Crawlers that the fish loved. They eventually got moved to the veggie patch. The soil was beautiful and amazingly fragrant.
The worms came from the garden mostly. We didn't buy things like that when you lived in a rural area.
This inspired me to find a big worm and show it to Fionn. He was very taken with the big squiggly thing as you might imagine so I rescued it before it became food.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Last night Fionn got a burst of pent up energy around 2:00am. After ten minutes or so of feeling like we were in the center pit of a velodrome, DH correctly guesses that the little guy was hungry. One tin of kitty food later, we all calmed down for a snooze.
While in that drowsy stage before falling back to sleep, I decided that I'd be attending the veggie growing seminar at the local hardware store to see what new things they may offer for an avid container gardener. I was thinking of intermingling more veggies with herbs and or flowers in the same containers. Any thoughts or favorites would be appreciated.
Also, musn't forget to put more worms out for the bluebirds.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Single Cat Parenting

DH is out of town this week and I have single kittie parent duties for Fionn...needless to say he is winning. With me at work all day, he has far too much pent up energy by the time I get home. However, he was on his good behavior during dinner with my neighbor, only examining her plate once to check out what he could steal. It didn't work and got to participate in time out. He has an amazing interest in people food of any kind and loves steamed peas. Yes, I do microwave peas for the boy and he gobbles them up.

I looked at the garden this morning before work and began to mentally list all the things that need doing very soon. Particularly, cleaning out the bird boxes. And cutting back all the old growth, and and get the picture. Well, not yet. I need to work out whether I can use DH's Nicon for my blog or need to get something a bit more simple. Perhaps it isn't the camera but figuring out which photo managing thing would work best for me. It would have to be simple and quick for my interest level. Any recommendations? I am fairly literate with a computer, but not ready for DH's Photoshop Maximus.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Of All things

I've been observing many friends and others who are blogging and have finally decided to take the plunge!
You all have such interesting things to do and say and it is a pleasure for me to drop in on all of you every day.
Hopefully, I will be able to hold up my end of the bargain and have something interesting for you as well.
Cheer me on you crafters and observers of the daily condition. I feel you are all of the optimistic persuasion and that give me great satisfaction that I have found the circle of influence where I wish to reside.
Bon Jour!