Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Strawberry (finally!!), hay and my bike

I know you are tired of hearing about this damn strawberry. Don't worry, I won't write about each strawberry I produce. Here is the strawberry all ripe and ready to eat.

I must say it tasted soooo good. She was not a big strawberry, but enough for a few bites. Didn't require any sweetener at all.

We had a party this weekend, it was a hoe down. You can't have a hoe down without hay! Well, it was technically straw as straw was much cheaper than hay. We don't have a truck, so I had to use the Tahoe as my truck....It was a mess!!!!! Pic from the drivers seat.

In preparing for the hoe down, I went to the Goodwill looking for just the right outfit. I found my first 10 speed bike for sale (actually, one like it)! I loved this bike - the pink and lovely. I got this bike for Xmas one year and I believed it snowed that x-mas. I didn't care. I rode my bike on the front porch.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Strawberry Update

My strawberry is growing!! I think I may only have one strawberry to harvest this season, let's hope it tastes good!! I will not be sharing this with my roommie either.

I also planted a few tomato plants, cucumber, bell pepper and jalapeno plant. I only allowed myself a little room for my plants, behind some grasses, so it is hard to get a good picture. They are thriving from what I can tell. I am very excited about this. I hated the garden when I was a child (I actually remember telling my parents the only reason they had kids was so we could pick the beans), but I am loving this. I do not ever plan on having more than a few plants, but next year I do plan on extending out my garden to give me a little more growing room. More digging. Ugghhhhhh.

I did not plant watermelon, but I do have watermelon cookies to show you!! No, they are not watermelon flavored, they just are iced to look like watermelons (hopefully!!). I also tried to make strawberries .I didn't have a cookie cutter for a strawberry so I was trying to cut a strawberry shape, so as you can image, those flopped. That is what I am letting the other half eat. He is more than happy to eat the flops, in fact he came to bed with two in hand!! Sexy.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

AT&T commercial

I like commercials. I REALLY like to sing the commercial songs. Lately there is one commercial that I just laugh every time I hear it - the AT&T commercial. There is a family that is talking around the dinner table (this is from memory, not word for word):

Mom to son: What are you reading?
Son: My sister's diary
Sister: OOOH, I would love some feed back when you are done.
Dad: Your Mom and I were reading it and we would like to know more about this Chad fellow.
Mom: Is he still in school?
Daughter: He would be, but he dropped out.
Dad: oooh, an entrepreneur
Mom: honey, do you mind if I mow the lawn this weekend?
Dad: only if I get to paint your toenails.

This just cracks me up. Have a good one!! It is eighty degrees, you gotta be happy!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Antiquing finds and a little gardening

I mentioned we went antiquing on Sunday. Some days are a bust, some days I find things I can't afford and pout, and other days are perfect. This Sunday was just that, perfect. We like stuff that no one else probably wants, so we can usually get a good deal. Our treasures:

A yellow gas can
A red lantern

And a green lunch box.

I know, random!!
I also got a new print for our wall in the living room. When I saw this, I just had to have it. It screamed summer and made me smile. Yes, I know, I need to take off the corner protectors, but I was waiting for "approval" (ha!) before I made it non-returnable.

On a different note, I have planted a strawberry plant and I have the cutest little strawberry!! I may be making a fool of myself here, I saw this little bud this AM and I THINK it is a baby strawberry. If it isn't, oh well, it gave me great excitement this morning.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Green Beans + DP

Last night was the end to a very busy weekend. I worked until 8:30 pm Friday night, worked another 8 on Saturday, had a few hours of retail therapy Saturday afternoon and met a sweet little baby girl Saturday evening. My roommie and I went antiquing Sunday afternoon and then my yard work called my name since it was a cool 81 degrees yesterday!! Yeah!!

Apparently I was tired during dinner, b/c I knocked over several things (no major spills), handed my eating partner a hot pot expecting him to hold it with his hands, and to top it off, poured my pop in my green beans instead of in my glass. I ate the green beans still, but didn't drink the pop! I can be such a ditz.

I remember when I was tired as a little girl I would walk around stubbing my toes, which would lead to crying, and after a few of these spills, my Mom would put me to bed. Aaahh, the good ol days.

Thursday, June 9, 2011


My car situation ended up being MINOR. $350 fix v. $3000. Yes, it was only a filter that was acting up not the transmission itself.

My roommie and I went to see the Diana exhibit at Union Station this weekend. It was very cool, but ticked me off that there was not a portion devoted to her being a mother. Nothing about William or Harry. I guess that was a family decision and I am sure the Princes were involved in that decision, but I was disappointed. Her wedding dress is on display and it was so interesting to see the bows. A big bow on the front, bows on the sleeves. Not good. Also, her dress and all of her bridesmaid dresses together cost only $1900. Very affordable!!

One thing that I took away was how thoughtful Di was. She wrote a lot of personal letters, often thanking them for something. I do write thank-you notes, but this just was a reminder of how important a hand-written note is. It is a dying tradition, but one I want to keep around.

While at Union Station we came across a model roller coaster display. I had no clue how in love with coasters my other half is. The display was a history of Worlds of Fun coasters. It was pretty cool and a great walk down memory lane for roommie. It is so interesting how certain things just trigger us back to childhood.

Part of the sadness surrounding my car was that I had to miss Mickey and Minnie's kindergarten graduation. It was recorded, so I am sure they will be delighted to show off their video. They are very fond of themselves in photographs and videos. Hmmm....maybe they take after their Mom or Aunt???

Friday, June 3, 2011


I have not had anything remotely humorous to discuss this week. I found out on Wednesday that my car may need a new transmission and it has just taken the wind out of my sails. The car has 92 thousand miles on it and I have driven this car waaaaaayyy nicer than any other car I have owned. In fact, I kinda putter around in it b/c it is a gas guzzler!! I am beyond annoyed. She goes into the hospital on Monday, hopefully I have good news to report.