Sunday, May 30, 2010

We haven't done much this Memorial Day weekend. Tyler worked in the yard and I worked at the garden plot yesterday. The garden plot is located in an old tennis court which is right next to a playground. I send the kids over to play at the playground while I toil. Will is always very disappointed when there are no kids to play with at the park. I think it's interesting how social he is now. When he was Maggie's age, he used to hate playing with other kids. Maggie is starting to like nursery. Just the past few Sundays she has gone in there willingly and not cried when I left her. At the park on Saturday there was a girl there that carried Maggie around and played with her. Maggie didn't quite know what to think about being commandeered by this little girl, but at least she didn't cry.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Yesterday was Tyler's 31st birthday. We didn't do much of anything special, I picked up some Culver's and made lemon bars. No presents, either. After last year's trash grabber, I am fresh out of good ideas. Today he took the day off and tonight he and WIll are going to the father-son campout. I hope it doesn't rain, though it looks like it might. It's getting kind of windy, too.

I have been trying to spend lots of time at the garden plot. My parsnips have come up nicely along with a nice crop of weeds. They take about 3 weeks to germinate, so I have avoided weeding those rows and they were full of weeds. I have also been snipping some lovely mesclun lettuce and it has been so delicious.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

My mother's day wish was to have an afternoon to myself. Tyler took the kids to Muncie and I have been enjoying an empty house with no one but myself to cater to. I have been completely lazy and will continue to do nothing the rest of the day. Happy Mother's Day to me!

Monday, May 3, 2010

I started planting my garden a couple weeks ago. So far I have mesclun lettuce mix, carrots, parsnips, bean pods, and cilantro. Garden organization is not my strong point, I never mark the rows. I end up forgetting what is planted there and it's always a surprise to me when they start growing. I tried parsnips a few years ago and I loved them. You are supposed to leave them in the ground until after the first freeze, but the parks department closes the garden plots up in October. If it's not too mucky, I am going to go today and pull some weeds and plant my peppers which I grew from seed.