Sunday, June 28, 2015

Garden Bounty

Tonight I made a delicious salad with kohlrabi, green onions, and celery from our garden with a light dressing of rice wine vinegar with salt and pepper.  Even Lil Punk commented on how much she liked it.  She and I have also been munching on peas every chance we get.

Out neighbors surprised us by bringing by a couple bushels of fresh strawberries.  Yum!!  My kids ate so many and I finished them off today in scrumptious strawberry muffins.  Everybody raved about the muffins so that recipe is definitely a keeper.

Everything is coming along so well.  My tomatoes are even getting close.  I might even try to figure out how to post pics.  Lol.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Hungover Today

Maybe if I write a post without much content, I will actually write one.  I had a work related golf tournament yesterday.  Despite being done drinking at 5:30 yesterday and chugging down about 10 huge waters, I'm still hungover today.  It was a super cheap and fun day.  I spent about $10 on a charity raffle.  The golf, drinks, cart and dinner were all provided by either my company or professional business associates.  There are perks to being in sales.

I even golfed well yesterday.  We were under par for the course.  Now if only my head felt better today...

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Best Dinner Ever

I got home from work late tonight after taking Lil G to an appointment and hitting up the local grocery store for a produce sale.  I was super tired and didn't feel like cooking.  I make the decision to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.  I make three, don't cut them, put them in a plate.  I washed grapes and put them in a bowl and get drinks.  I tell the kids that we're having a picnic outside by the deck Y is building.  The kids are super excited.  They dive into the sandwiches and grapes.  Lil Punk tells me that this is the best dinner ever.  Lol!  And no clean up because they all ate outside.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Casting Stones

I have a confession to make.  I've never really struggled with my weight.  I currently weigh about 133 and I would like it to be closer to 130 but I can still rock skinny jeans and tight shirts.  I am between sizes 4 and 6.  With the exception of being pregnant and post-partum, I've never been over 140.  I love food but keeping small seems to be in my genes and naturally good eating habits.  So...do I get to cast stones at all y'all bigger people out there?  Do I have that right since I do exercise and am not overweight?

Breastfeeding was the easiest for me.  I never experienced engorgement and both my kids latched perfectly from day 1.  Everyone has seen the studies at this point that breastfeeding is best and I did it for a year with both my kids.  Therefore it should be perfectly acceptable for me to look at other moms with disdain if I see them feeding their kid a bottle.  Their kid probably won't even graduate high school without momma's milk that first year.  I don't care if they can't lactate or their baby can't latch on.

What about debt?  At what point do I get to tell other people what they're doing is wrong and I know better?  When I'm debt free?  When I have 1 million in retirement?  When I make six figures?  Does it count if my spouse makes six figures but not me?  When I  own a house?  Just asking...

The blogosphere seems judgy lately so I just wanted to clarify a couple things here.  At what point am I perfect enough to cast stones?

In my opinion, when you come from as fucked up a world as I have, you not only have the right never to cast stones but only to look for the hand extended giving you a lift rather than a stone in the face.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Garden Update

My garden is coming along nicely.  We planted onions, potatoes, tomatoes, ground cherries, sweet and hot peppers, carrots, spinach, kohlrabi, broccoli, cabbage, eggplant, and peas.  I might have missed a few things.  We had a couple late frosts so I was worried that the tomatoes and peppers might not make it.  They are all still doing well and I put the first tomato cage up today.

I just planted the vine garden and corn on Memorial weekend.  So far everything looks like its coming up well.  I'm excited to have so many different kinds of pumpkins and cucumbers.  We could eat cucumbers every day.  I put them in pasta salads, tomato and cucumber salad, on sandwiches, fresh with a bit of garlic rice vinegar, right out of the garden, you name it.

Y built me raised beds for raspberries, strawberries and asparagus this year.  They are all doing well so far.  I will have a 4th bed next year for herbs but that one didn't get built this year.

Y is also in the process of building our front covered deck.  The decking took 6 weeks to get here but is finally here.  I look forward to sitting out on our covered porch and I think that it will give our house extra curb appeal.  Y is also looking for a sprayer so we can spray our entire yard for bugs and mosquitoes.  We also planted black currants around the house.

One of my goals for this year was to plant two trees or perennial plants and we accomplished that between the black currants, asparagus, strawberries and raspberries.  I actually had a few asparagus planted before and one raspberry bush but neither were doing that well.