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Friday, April 29, 2011

Our day and a garden update.

It's been a pretty good day here.  I was home with my girls just soaking them up.  And I'm here to tell you- it was what I needed. leaves me wanting more. 

I'll be done with my residency in less than a month....and although I am not really ready to be 'on my own'.....I am ready to get into my groove with my own schedule......take a much needed vacation (even if it is just at home ;).......and then get through the next 2 years (when my contract expires).

Moving on.....  I had intended this to be a happy post....and somehow got a little mushy and sad.

But today was a good day.  When we got up this morning.....I was not sure of our plans for the day.  Should we stay home and relax?  Should we be a little more productive?

I had found 2 neat little fabric shops last weekend and wanted to return to them for fabric for curtains in Parker's room....and the other shop for fabric for clothes.

We took our time.....ate breakfast, got dressed....and were out the door by 10:20.  We were going to go to one shop (about 40 minutes away)....then eat lunch (Chic-fil-A per Parker's request)....then hit the next fabric store.

We were about 10 minutes into my trek when I realized I did not have the double stroller in the back.  I kind of need this.....and am too wimpy to try without.  Grace is in the stage now where if I let her down...she's gone.  And I needed at least 10 minutes time to look around.  Parker doesn't need to stay in the stroller because she minds pretty well.....but she needs the 'option' of being able to sit in the stroller because if the mood strikes.....a situation like this could possibly end in a meltdown (NOTE: I am already praying about her teenage years).

So we turned around to come home....when I decided it was starting to get too late to make our 40 minutes trek to the fabric store....we should just go to Target instead.  So I took the turn I needed to take us there.  And half way across the 2 mile bridge over the lake....I realized that I did not have my wallet.  Sigh.

Although I was very upset at the time for the inconvenience of getting dressed.....getting both girls dressed and in the car....driving for about 20-25 minutes and going nowhere.  It was all meant to be.

We came home.  I started cleaning/organizing a bit.  And we ended up in our bedroom watching the Royal Wedding.  I had told Parker about it last night.....that a real prince and a real princess (I know she's not technically a princess since she wasn't born a princess) were going to get married.  And this morning when she came into our room to wake me up.....I promise....the first thing she said was....."I'm ready to watching dancing and the princess get ma-weed."

We fast forwarded through basically everything except her walking down the aisle.....and then she was really enamored with them walking back down the aisle after they were married.  I tried to fast forward through that part.....and she kept saying, "Mommy!  What are you doing?  What are you doing, Mommy?"  It's like it took me a while to hear her for some reason.

The Royal Wedding was followed by a grilled cheese lunch.....nap for Grace....and play time for me and Parker.

Grace did not nap very well....but after she got up....we headed to the nursery where I got a few more flowers for our beds, and 2 okra plants.  We have not planted okra this year and I really wanted to since it was the only thing that grew last year!

We came home.  Had dinner.  Planted the flowers in the front.  Watered the vegetables.  Took a bath (well- just the girls).  Then played.  Then Word World.  Then bed.

I took no pictures of the girls today.  And although I kept saying in my head......"You should really start taking pictures of the kids because it's been a while since you have.  And it's a good day."  But I just couldn't do it.  I just wanted to enjoy the day and not worry about it.

I did, however......get a few pictures of our garden.  It has really blown up!  I don't see the garden everyday like I did last year.....and so when I see it every few days, I really notice the difference.

I think that's Parker's sunflower....

Our pickling cucumbers.  

We have a few coming in.....

 Our cilantro coming in on the top....and the jalapenos plants coming out the sides.  I don't think they are trying to come in at all?

That big mess of  plants in the front is our squash and/or zucchini.  It is out of control!  If you'll look....the whole front end is pretty much covered in the squash and/or zucchini.  And our cherry tomato plants were growing on the right side.......until a few days ago when Geoff saved them and moved them into pots.  Although- I do not think the pots can be their permanent home  because I think they may need more room?   We'll have to see.

And this is our squash that is coming in.  I think I took about 10 pictures.  They're just so cute.  And I'm just so excited to be getting something other than okra!  Last year we planted squash or zucchini and they did nothing.  So this is progress.

And aren't they cute??

That's all folks.


Viv said...

Sounds like a good day to me, and the veggies are looking great!

Kristin said...

Looks like a good day to me too!! And those two years will fly by!! I know the past two have!!


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