26 June 2010

Growing Things

besides the boys, of course.  (Game Boy is growing like crazy.  His feet are officially bigger than mine now.)  Knitting is sort of growing.  I'm about 1/2 way through a bath mat and I'm half way through the lily pattern on the second sock.

All of these pictures are from a week ago.  It's finally warmed up and the sun is out, and now there has been a ton of growth. 

 Roses and weeds make a fine bouquet.
 The tomatoes are blooming.
 This tomato plant was broken off at the ground by stupid fuzzy tailed rodents.  I rooted the stem end and left the other part.  Both parts are doing pretty well.
 Another tomato
 Game Boy's earth box with watermelon and canteloupe.
 Wiz's strawberries
My flower boxes are filling in nicely.  These were all started with seeds and I'm starting to see flower buds.

21 June 2010

Too Much and Too Lazy

Well, that about says it.

We have been pretty busy since the boys finished up the school year.  We've watched a lot of baseball  and gardening.  Game Boy is at the tennis academy this week, and both boys are either attending or working at vacation Bible camp.  The Collar is up in Spokane at a training meeting.  I've been riding my bicycle, I've started the couch to 5K (actually, the couch to 30 minutes!), and trying to keep Wiz busy.  (Thank goodness for piano.  He loves it.)

Yes, sounds about usual.

I have some pictures of the garden, but would have to go up and get the camera.  As I said, I'm too lazy right now to do that.  We are growing herbs, salad greens, rainbow chard, and tomatoes.  I buried a potato, so I suppose that counts too.  The boys each have their own garden (one of the volunteers gave me a couple of earth boxes) and Wiz is growing strawberries, and Game Boy is growing melons.  Maybe tomorrow I'll upload the pictures.

Happy first day of summer!  Maybe ours will finally show up.

12 June 2010


I'll admit to being unmotivated to write blog entries.  I'm not really sure why, though.  I can't decide what to write.  We've been busy (I always say that) and I've kind of tried to keep Wiz's medical stuff out of the blog this year (because I started a caring bridge page for him), twitter and facebook are faster and easier, and then I've just let two weeks go by and haven't written anything at all.  Enough of that!  I'll let you know what is going on here, now.

 The last day we were in Seattle, Wiz and I went and found the Fremont Troll.  He's large, and pretty neat to climb on.  Wiz said it was fun, but he was not exactly the most fun part of the trip.  That's fair--we did a lot, and we did just see this guy.

 Walla Walla now has a wooden bat league (a place for college students to practice the skills they'll need if they go to the pros someday).  We went to opening night.  Wiz brought a glove, although he seems to think it'll be better if he wears it on his head.

 Game Boy loves baseball.  He's bound and determined to get a ball this year.  We will go pretty often, so he does have a chance.
The Sweets lost, but we had fun watching any way.
 I have been knitting some.  Right now there is a bathmat in the works, three pairs of socks (one will be frogged because it's too small and two which I'm "designing"), and a stranded mitten.  I really want to start a toddler sweater (for a girl--but I don't know why) and another shawl, because I'm wearing my shawls all the time right now.

This is one of the socks I'm designing.  It is left over Wollmeise in Red Hot Chili, so it has a very short leg.  The design isn't showing up terribly well, but it is a lily on the top of the foot of the sock.  I need to start the second one, now.