Saturday, March 27, 2010

Mar. 25, 2010

my makeshift greenhouse

produces first sprouts:
Those pots still in the big plastic bag haven't sprouted yet. They're heirloom tomatoes. Cucumbers are quick to come up. As soon as they sprout they need to come out of the 'greenhouse' and into the sunlight.

Hoping for a good garden this year.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

flower girl

Sarah arrived yesterday for the afternoon and evening bringing all sorts of flower goodies from Saipua.

1. forsythia cut from my 'wild' bush in the back.
2. johnny jump ups planted in the pot by the front door.
3. new hellebores for my garden...she planted them, too.
4. last years hellebores coming up....she found it for me.

later a dinner of Penne with Lamb Ragu....thanks to Last Night's Dinner.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

dragon tattoos

Wed. night I had the chance to see an advance screening of the Swedish film version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

I loved the book...the film was great. read it. see it.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

My favorite tuna salad

This is how I make it.

Open the cans. (I always use 3) Will there be any for us??

Drain and save the water. Make the salad. Is it ready yet??
Line up now....there's one for each of you.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

the big snow

After my last post...the same day...this is what my office window looked like. Not to mention the rest of our yard and my poor little Prius almost buried. See below: middle photo.

I'm been absent from blogging because my only connection with the outside world was my I did have access to some email. Cable out (no TV or internet 3 days) Electric out (just one day) Then...just when we thought is was all over ...the electric company came at 4 AM Tues. morning and decided to trim branches around our electric lines going to the house. On their way out it seems they hooked our cable and pulled it off the house. The poor thing laid in the street, dead, for 2 days. Finally last night in the dark the cable guy arrived and made everything right.

We still have lots of clean up in the yard. Not even sure how many trees are down. Maybe we'll replace those evergreens that used to border the road with Hydrangeas! No worries of them falling on the fence!