Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
less layers for children, less time to get out the door
outdoor play, lots of it
sun block (one more layer for children, more time to get out the door)
car becomes an oven
inevitable rash from flip-flops
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Today I feel like I am, at this moment, a burning flower, not consumed by the flames. But all the other flowers I see right now are on fire and I feel despair for them, because I have a hope they do not know.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
The strange dream i had about a white house and black trim and the rhinoceros on my chest might have been an indication of such, followed by a stranger monday.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Caved to certain demands, such as cranking up the a/c (boooo. but necessary in this new sticky heat.) and purchasing crab legs for dinner. Also, I planted a garden. Per EHJ’s suggestion, we went the drip hose and timer watering system this year, and I think it will work out super-well, soaking the soil with more consistency and efficiency. J.Lo constructed another garden bed while I went away last week to Smartini Land, and so we’ll have 2-3x as many vegetables this year. I planted two tomato plants and a pepper plant provided by my mom, as well as a bunch of brand spanking new seeds that I never even got to open last year: cucumbers, beans, squash, and okra. It’s my first time trying okra. Also, there are the scraggly chives that I discovered growing so well from last year, under the weeds. They look like they ate their vitamins during the winter. We bought one drip hose and had plenty to snake through the two beds, with a tiny bit of “wasted” hose in-between, so I arranged some of my potted plants in that area. No water wasted, and fewer plants to think about watering. In those pots, there are basil, rosemary, thyme, sunflowers, strawberries, and some seeds I hope take off: delphinium, sage, cinnamon basil, and cilantro. Overall, I must confess that I am super-satisfied with the outcome of this project, and hope and dream of veggies a-plenty in the coming months.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
best last act ever!
I can’t resist a good hippie purchase when in a hippie town. While in Boone this weekend, I picked up a necklace stone from this jeweler. I had a hard time making the selection, as I tend to gravitate toward what I already have and love, and in this case could not stray away from stones that looked a lot like amber. Finally, I settle on the pink. Rhodacrosite. With swirls.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
So far down and running that I won't even drive home, for my own safety of course. And Joanna's roommates bed is way better than mine. Did I mention feather pillows?
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Yesterday, most of us Smartini gals (save for Tempe, who was home cooking us dinner) went for a little hike in the woods. We drove down the Blue Ridge Parkway, intending to make to Linville Falls, but it turned out to be a little too far. We picked a random hike instead, which would be about 3 miles round. On the way there, searching for the little waterfall and just not knowing when it would appear, how much longer it would be, it felt like it took for.ev.er. We wondered, could this be it?
Turned out, it was a little small.
Then…we finally made it! Zoom in for loveliness, and see if you can spy Niki in one or two of these pictures from a long, long way up.