Thursday, April 14, 2011

Hooray for Thursday!

Seriously, I've never been more happy as I was last night to know that the dreadful day I was having was about to end.  The day got worse, I broke the shopping cart on our store, Sandbox Lane, added more stuff to the back-end that took FOREVER, cut ANOTHER finger (I now have 3 cuts on my right hand) and burned something in the kitchen.  Worst day ever!

  Today all I can think about is how great the weekend will be.  There's an Ikea trip, pilates, swim class, family, and even a massage for me!  I want to do a little more gardening too.  (I know, I'm addicted).  I HAVE to sheet mulch an area where we had a crazy amount of crab grass on and decide what I really want to plant there.  This area is a wide open spot.  Hopefully this weekend I can take some photos of it and even of the pretty trellis we put up.  Sadly, I have to go Home Depot or a garden center to get more thingies for my water drip system (like my use of technical words? thingies: noun: means it's a little do-dad that connects to the hose to release water).  I sadly because I cannot bear to go into one of those stores without carrying out plants or trees. 

  Are you addicted to any hobby?  

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

It isn't funny anymore...

Today I really just want to go back to bed an hide since it's that bad. Let's review, shall we?
  • Wake up late 
  • Body sore from workout yesterday and the Kupcake is wiggling around in my arms.  OUCH
  • Get her breakfast ready (waffles and blueberry yogurt).  Waffles went down fine, it was the yogurt that made a major mess...uggh
  • Sink full of dishes so guess i'm the lucky one who gets to clean those 
  • Did I mention I forgot to make her lunch? Yup, rice is cooking on the stove now.  (just before i left i realized it was done... just burned a few little pieces... oh well)
  • Hubby is ready to go for the day so it's my turn, look at that, i have 10 minutes to get ready.  Wait, i was suppose to leave 10 minutes AGO!.
  • Brush my teeth and face at same time. get dressed and attempt to put make up (takes less than a minute now) and rush into kitchen, make my coffee mug up and toss breakfast in my handbag (breakfast is greek yogurt with banana and blueberries - no it wasn't my daughter's I made a small batch for me to take with).  
  • Kiss hubby and Kupcake goodbye and open the door to find the sprinklers on, great!  I really wanted to get wet before I get in my car. 
  • Get in car to realize I'm out of gas.  When I say out I mean OUT!  I coasted straight to the gas station and think if it wasn't downhill I would have been screwed.  Well, coasted is a strong word since our bridge exit is being worked on so TRAFFIC where there shouldn't be traffic.  yea.  
  • Proceed to get gas, went to a 76 gas station and paid $76!  ~~insert tear~~ oh, you know that coffee mug I made up? well, it's on the countertop at home so i buy some coffee while my car is sucking my savings account away.
  • Drive was okay except for the bus I got stuck behind and the car that swerved THIS CLOSE to my car. Oh, and my transponder to get into our parking garage? It's somewhere in the back seat, the Kupcake was fussy so I tossed it at her yesterday. (tossed = handed it to her) Had to pull over to find it and managed to almost get hit by another car.  
  • Moving on... out of the car and walking into work, realizing how FREAKING chilly it is.  walk fast, almost trip and manage not only spill a little bit of coffee on me.  go me.
  • Work? well, my computer crashed last Friday.  It reverted a report back a few days, I sent it out this morning with old data and didn't realize it.  Got reamed for mistake.  
I think that sums up the fantastic morning I'm NOT having.   I know I probably didn't get it all but you get the point.  Can the rest of the day get any better?

P.S. Just heard my boss make a major mistake...  is it wrong that it actually made me feel better?  HAHA

Monday, April 11, 2011

Happy for the new week...

What a wonderful weekend!  It was just perfect (aside from the Groupon/Dominos issue Saturday night that got fixed Sunday morning via Groupon). It was filled with lots of swim class, family time, shopping, gardening, some inventory, a little cooking, and a whole lotta laughter.  We finally added a trellis for our grapes this year and super excited to watch it grow.  Must take some photos this week of it.  We also planted more strawberries and got a few more plants (cucumbers, snap peas, and more cucumbers).  I have NO CLUE where I'm going to put them but I will find a place.  I always do.  I harvested about 5 lbs of lettuce and bot choy.  It was just screaming for me to snap up and can't wait to start harvesting the celery too!  All in all, it was a great weekend.

Let's plan dinner shall we?

  • Sunday: Homemade Meat Lovers Pizza (italian sausage, pepperoni, prosciutto, oh my!)
  • Monday: Chicken Satay (Trader Joe's) with wild rice and asparagus
  • Tuesday: Marinated Chicken (in a balsamic glaze) over salad
  • Wednesday: Veggie Frittata*
  • Thursday: Sloppy Turkey Joe's and kale chips (hubby's new favorite)
  • Friday:Homemade Beans in the slow cooker*
  • Saturday: Out to eat
* denotes meals in the slow cooker/ new recipe list

Let's see, whats on the weekly to-do list?
  • Fix irrigation on the hill
  • Sheet mulch the crab grass. 
  • Add cover to the blueberries and strawberries (evil birds!)
  • workout 5 times (run 10 miles)
  • Ikea trip (YAY YAY YAY!!!)
  • Work on Easter stuff
  • Relax
This week is shaping up to a great week.  The weather is looking up and I'm finally back in the routine of working out.  I even went to spin class today!  :)

Any fun plans for the week?

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Crazy hair = crazy girl

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Backyard gardening... photos...

Finally photos of the garden...

I love this photo, you really get an idea of how very LONG the garden is now and then at the end is the Kupcake on her swing.
Squash plants (crook neck and zucchini)
Kale that is ready to harvest and tomato plants
corn and sunflowers (soooo need to weed)
Ripe strawberries
brussels sprouts, lettuce, swiss chard, and in the back near the fence thing, bush beans
Our shade garden: Cauliflower, cabbage, and broccoli

What's not photographed is: watermelon, cantelope, bot choy, celery, carrots, garlic, and our tabletop lettuce container garden.

Today I had the most fantastic salad with lettuce and bot choy from the garden.  The flavors were amazing!  Hopefully tonight I can finally spray the plants with a homemade pesticide (made up of garlic, onion and dishsoap).

Have you started up your garden yet?


Monday, April 4, 2011

Feeling content

That is the best way to describe the weekend!  Last week's weather was uber hot but the weekend was just pleasant as can be!  Warm but not hot, just right.  Our little Kupcake had her first swim lesson and she did so good!  It was so cute to see all the little kids in the water and what was even better was to see all the dads in the water too with their children!  I played paparazzi and took a ton of photos.  In the afternoon we did an Earth Day Festival promoting green living for babies.  It was wonderful talking to a lot of parents and grand parents about it and teaching them alternatives.  Sunday, we went on a walk and had a play date with some of our friends and it was so much fun to watch the kids play with each other.  I think the Kupcake taught the other momma what needs to be child proofed in their home!  HAHA!  It was a quiet evening with the hubby out of town so dinner consisted of frozen burritos.  YUM! Let's see what we'll eat for the rest of the week:

  • Sunday:   frozen burritos
  • Monday:  cereal
  • Tuesday:  fried rice with veggies
  • Wednesday: Ribs* (will post recipe this week!  ☺) and kale chips*
  • Thursday:  chicken tacos
  • Friday:  terriyaki salmon salad
  • Saturday:  ???
**denotes slow cooker and new recipe

What's on the agenda for this week?
  • Photos of the garden.  Going to do this this week, i promise!  I've been bad but now that everything is blooming and I figured out how to upload photos via bluetooth from my camera, I will make this a priority this week.
  • Work out 5 times. (one down already!  YEA)
  • Put away laundry.  I have a few loads sicking in baskets.  
  • Clean my room.  I don't know how it gets messy but it does.
  • Finish weeding
  • Work on online store and put some sales up
  • Spray garden with homemade pest control (organic)
  • Turn in paperwork for Earth Day Festivals coming up
  • Plant blueberry bushes the hubby bought for the Kupcake. She LOVES blueberries like no tomorrow!
  • Do the 30day shred DVD at least twice this week.  (I need a kick start)
Seems like a lot of stuff but it isn't.  In fact, I'm looking forward to everything on this list!

What are you excited this week will bring?