Thursday, April 22, 2010

For the kids' birthdays this year, my parents got them gift cards to Build-A-Bear. The gift card concept was lost on the kids, but my mom and I went to Castleton Mall yesterday and took them to redeem their gift cards. I hate going to that store because it's always packed with kids. Mine always start screaming and whining for a stuffed animal. This time they got to take one home. A very nice young man who takes his job very seriously helped us. He talked about how he likes to brush the fur on the animals so it looks just right. When we were checking out, he chastised me for not brushing the fur on Maggie's dog quite enough. I think the most amusing thing about that store are the teenage girls who bring in their boyfriends and make them do a bear with them. You can just tell by the way they cower that they hope their friends don't walk by and see them in there. How embarrassing for these young men, but I guess that's what you put up with if you want a girlfriend.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I turn 28 today! I requested an iPod for my birthday so I don't have to carry around my clunky old cd player when I go walking. Yes, that's me, blasting into the 21st century. I have no plans for my birthday. Tyler has stuff to do after work, so I guess the day is the same as every other day. My family was supposed to come down today, but my sister wasn't able to get work off. They still plan on coming down here for the weekend.

The community garden plot opened this weekend, so I am going to visit it and see if the soil is workable and I might plant my salad mix lettuce. My friend Sarah Fitzgerald signed me up for a plot on her name so now I have two. I plan on planting a pumpkin and some other viny plants that take up a lot of room. In the book Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder, Almanzo milk feeds a pumpkin so that it grows extra large. I would like to try that, but I don't think I will be able to keep up the regimen every day.