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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Garden on the go

  • Hello and Happy weekend to all...I have just finished working on a project that I have been putting off and putting off.  My Wagon Garden project. 

    You see... I have had to let a lot of things go in my life in the last couple of years, but some things you just HAVE to hold on to.  Well, this wagon was one of those things for me.  The wagon was a gift to my kids when they were 10, 5 and 6 mo.  They are now 23, 19 and 14.  That wagon has seen a LOT of action.  I mean, I have so many photos and fun memories with my kids and that wagon.  So, the wagon is a keeper.  But... what to do with the wagon, it takes up a lot of space on my patio.  

A Wagon Garden!  Woo Hoo.
First I checked to see if the wagon had holes for drainage.  I don't currently have a drill and didn't want to have to hammer holes into it (My neighbors might think I am wacky).  It did have two holes, Woo Hoo again... two holes were enough for me.

 Then its time to put stuff in the wagon... I start with a little bark and compost I had been saving for quite some time to use for this project.  (Boy was it stinky).

After the compost I add a good garden dirt mixture.. A good ol' bag of potting soil -Thats my secret ingredient.

Now its time to get out those old seeds from the past and start deciding where every seed and seedling is going to go...

Above are some seedlings I had planted a few weeks ago.  These might be lavender or basil, I can't remember.  (Note to self, start labeling things!)

Once everything is in place, it's time to find the right place... the right place for the garden on the go.
So, we're off and rolling to get some sun.  I'll keep you posted with updates on how things look as they grow.  I can't tell you all that is in the garden.  Some seeds weren't labeled, I couldn't find my old lavender seeds I had saved, but they might have been mixed into the dirt, hmmm, not sure.  Either way - it's going to be gorgeous and I can't wait till it's in full bloom.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Can You Believe This???

Good Afternoon,
I am sitting here in my living room, resting after having finished a big cleaning job.  Whew....that was a fun one.
I was just thinking about how my weekend end went, re-enjoying the time I had with my kids, etc..
When I remembered something that took place that was hard to believe.
I went into my kitchen to turn on a little lamp.  It would not turn on. I think,  "You know, this is weird.... just the other day I threw away my pancake electric griddle because it had finally died; a few days before that I threw away my waffle maker, thinking 'it was getting old anyway'...figured it's time had finally come".  But when I went to turn on the lamp and it wouldn't work and a new light bulb made no difference - I knew something is wrong!  I then remembered about the fuse box and how sometimes they trip.  So, I go to the fuse box and try a few things and then, walla! Everything works.
Now, I am sort of bummed! I threw away a perfectly good skillet and waffle iron. Good thing I figured things out before I tossed the lamp and radio!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Weight Issue............

Hello everyone,
Today I would like to announce that since the beginning of my weight loss commitment, I have lost 11 lbs.
It is leaving me slowly, but it is leaving me.
I have been exercising daily, with a couple days off here and there.  I remain a fairly active woman anyways. But I have been using an elliptical, weights, bicycle, and treadmill.
I have been doing at least 30 minutes of sweat a day.
So far the stack of jeans still sits waiting patiently, I try, I cry, I fold them back up and continue on.
I do not have the money nor will I give in anyways to going and buying 'Big girl' clothes.
I will just wait.
Diet changes include a lot of juicing in my juice machine; no chips, cookies, candies, cake, etc...
I have one big meal daily, the others are small, but satisfying.
I drink a lot of water.
Now, I realize the areas that need to change: Beer... I do like the taste and a good cold one is always nice after a long day - but I think they may need to go now as well.
Candy: Ohhhhh, sometimes I just CRAVE milk chocolate.  I had my fill on Easter. Done for now, until my next PMS.
But other than that.... I think I'll be ok.  I will continue to run on the treadmill despite my aching foot and ankle.  And will report back when I have lost another 10 lbs.
See ya.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Oh Single life is SOOO Funny!

Well, Good Morning..........It is Easter Sunday today as I write.
Oh my, Tina... on the computer on Easter??? But why?
Here is why...
Last night my married young daughter and her hubby came by to eat and play video games.
I realized that my daughter would not be here Easter morning so I put together a big basket of yummies and gave it to all three of them to munch on while they hang out.  They loved it.
This morning, I slept in, went for a run and my son is out with his sister for awhile, so... Why not, enjoy some quiet computer time.
So, this is what I want to write about today.  Being Single.
You see, I never really expected to be single.  So, once I became single I suddenly realized how available I was.
Like, OMG - I can date now.  Wierd.
So, my first suitor was a real nice man, quite a bit older than me (lets just say he graduated high school the year I was born).  But he was handsome, had a real smooth demeanor and his eyes were sexy and he had dimples.  Not to mention he was a real neat Father to his sons and I admired that.  We were never an 'item', but we enjoyed each others company for along time.  We remain good freinds to this day but choose to keep that way.  Then came the musician: WOW, he was wild, fun, free, and he sang songs on his guitar to me.  How romantic is that?  He was pretty sexy to me, BUT.... yes, the big BUT, he liked drugs!  So... out he went.
Next was the Biker! Woo Hoo..Wild, loved to cook out, drink beer.  We went on great long rides on his Harley! However, he accidentally slipped in his coolness one day and showed me his abusive side.  All it took was one shake of the shoulders and it was 'bye bye'.  So, after a couple of months and by suggestion of a friend, I signed up for a dating site.  I had three dates on that before I cancelled.  Lets see: Date #1.  A little older, took me to a neat place out in the Hill Country with birds, and turtles, food, beer.  Than he wanted to cook me dinner at his house, I show up, he is in his P.J.'s, scratching his belly!  That was the last of that one.  Date #2.  A fairly handsome man, met me at a local eatery, than began to bash all his previous online dates and then sent me a letter telling me that I should dress different and get braces.  Done! Date #3.  Lets just say, I felt as though I were having dinner with my Dad.  So...after a  breath of fresh air and and readiness to head forward alone,  I was introduced to "the big guy".  Yup, this next one was a little heavier than he would have liked to have been.  He had great aspirations of making changes to be a healthier person.  He was a nice guy, cooked real good, very generous, but some of our life style choices clashed and were the kind of clashes that were (in a term I have come to learn).. deal breakers.
So, here I sit, enjoying a nice Easter morning alone.  Not for long... it's almost time to make Easter Breakfast. So... your married girls, enjoy your day with hubby.  Single friends, watch out - there are alot of interesting people out there (I say a little sarcastically).  Fellow aloners.... enjoy your time while you have it!
Love to all.