Friday, June 19, 2009

Garden Update

Princess's zucchini has taken over.  I'm thinking we need LOTS of recipes... if you have a good one, let me know.
Rosebud's corn is ready for pollination.  Did you know that when you only have a small amount of corn that pollination is done by hand?  I'm thinking that is something she will need to take care of this weekend.  Her watermelon looks good also but it has some strange looking bug that needs to be investigated and eliminated... another project for the weekend.
Stinkbug's plot has some good looking corn too but it is not ready for pollination.  And you almost can't see his corn because of his potato plants... what is up with those things???  The tomato plants he began from seed are almost as big as the ones we bought.  He is quite attentive to his plot and it shows.
And of course, we can't forget Sugarcake.  The big monster of a thing in her plot is pumpkin... that's A (singular) pumpkin plant.  I didn't use a wide angle but it is over on the right side about 3 or 4 feet and over on the left side 1 or 2 feet.  All she wants from it is pumpkin pie, but I'm thinking we may have to start selling them... lol... she's been trying to figure out a way to make money...

I can't believe it has been almost a month since my last garden update... what a difference a few weeks makes!

In love and recovery,

Thursday, June 18, 2009

My "Not So Baby" Baby...

is 6!!!

A Special Day

For many, June 14th is Flag Day.  For me, June 14th marks the day my cousin's son would celebrate a birthday.  This is the second of many times that this day will pass without candles and cake and celebration.  Last year, I filled a basket with items (a Saint Nicholas icon, candles, books, etc) to mark the day.  This year, I made this little bracelet with pictures of her husband and 3 children.  A tradition I hope to continue, giving her a token of remembrance, because for me, his memory is still alive and I still want to celebrate his birth and the blessing of his life.  May his memory be eternal.

In love and recovery,

Monday, June 8, 2009

The Week in Review

What an exciting, CRAZY week this was!!!

Along with the usual this week...
- I had a doctor's appointment... just a check up and everything was good.
- Princess auditioned for the ballet company and made it.
- Stinkbug had a hockey game Saturday (June 6) and scored his first goal.

And looking ahead...
Sugarcake has a name day on Monday (June 8)... St. Melania pray for us!
Sugarcake and Stinkbug have Vacation Bible School - and Rosebud is a helper.
Princess begins ballet camp.
Rosebud begins violin lessons.
Princess has several babysitting jobs.
Stinkbug has another hockey game.
The newspaper is doing a piece on the community garden.
My dad is having a procedure done on Monday morning and a doctor's appointment on Tuesday.

I guess that's it besides the usual... LOL!

Of course, it would be nice if a dear friend would have her baby on June 8, especially since that is MY guess.

In love and recovery,