Thursday, March 18, 2010

Wrapping Things Up & Gettin Outta Dodge

I'm just wrapping up the week here and so ready for the upcoming break.

Well... not like packed and my brain is ready.

I've been having a little trouble with my camera lens focus  for the past couple of weeks but hopefully I'll get some quality time with it and get it solved this week.

Most likely it can be attributed to user error.

A few from this week:

We got some raspberries planted....this one is Heritage it's a late Fall variety
 I've been having raspberry withdrawls for the past few years. 

We got three of these Canby types.  They are early summer varities.

And we put in two of these Amity types.  They should be early fall types.
 I've found that I like to spread them out and have more of a continual fresh harvest.  I'm not huge on the whole canning thing and this is how I avoid that.

And from the Lessons Learned department ...

Here's something that didn't work out.
 Well that one on the upper left is fine.... it is for demonstration purposes only....  It's the other two Melissa cabbages that didn't really work out.

And these Derby Day cabbages didn't happen either.
They did however work out really well when I planted them in the warmer season so I'm suspecting that they will both do fine planted at the right time. I'll give it another shot later.

Oh and for the record they're still fine if you throw them in with the corned beef and potatoes.

They just look a little non-traditional...which is somehow perfect.


Track season started this week.

I love the comaraderie that kids develop on athletic teams.

Dylan is still nursing a hip flexor injury so he went easy for this first meet and only ran the 4x100.

This was his first time running the anchor leg.  He and Thomas had a good handoff and things went well in general.

Dylan likes winning.  He really likes winning.  And did I mention he loves winning.
He's a tiny bit competitive.

I have no idea where he gets that.


I  got my pre-beach pedicure this week.

The boys gave a gift certificate for a pedi for my birthday.

I love those boys.

Rich took issue with my color choice.
Something about Shrek-like??

I tried to explain that this color is in my swimsuit.

I even showed it to him side by side.

He remains unconvinced.

But there's something I know about him.

You see as soon as he gets his first Cardiff wave it will all be good.

The word Shrek and my toes won't be in the same sentence.

He'll probably love them.

They worked out well for St. Patrick's Day yesterday anyhow.

Over & outta here,


1 comment:

  1. Hahaha, your Shrek toes are great! My grandkids would think I was the greatest if I did that. I had my first pedicure of the season too because I though spring had arrived. Big joke! What a nice post. I enjoyed seeing your family and your garden.