The boy's taken up karate twice a week after school just so it's too long to hang around at school so we go home to run back. Essays and quizzes need to be graded. It's testing season so half of the kids are missing from class and I have to give, go over and grade make up work. Freshmen, who have had three weeks to work on an essay which is due on Thursday are just coming to approve their thesis and get irritated when I won't tell them what exactly to write. Parents are irritated that the county has scheduled graduation for Memorial Day and are telling me to change it - as if I have a say in the matter. Graduation invitations just went to print last week since the BOE just gave me the date and parents are upset they don't have them yet. Blogs need to be read. I have garden and HARVEST (whoohoo!) pictures to upload with no time or energy. It's been storming regularly at night and the dog paces and paces all night long - he's a Great Dane and his pacing is more like dinosaur stomping while he consistantly licks his chops like Mr. Ed and then sticks his head on the bed and stares at us so the rest of us get no sleep. The kitchen....we're not going to talk about the kitchen. But you know what they say in the South. When the going gets tough, the tough take down the curtains and make a new dress. Please, please tell me y'all get the allusion. The morning will come early, but it shouldn't storm so the night should be peaceful. Sweet gardening dreams.
I'm a wife, teacher and mom of two who came by gardening accidentally in order to appease a fussy child in a big-box hardware store. He saw yellow pear tomatoes (his favorite color) and we became container gardeners.
As it goes with anything involving children, my interest far outlasted his and now we have a square foot garden in our corner yard.
As long as we can battle the bugs and keep the dog from the soil, we might have some fun.
2009 TOTAL ---- 136 lbs
2010 TOTAL ---- I stink. I gave up weighing.
The boy has eaten:
Teeninesy radish bit. He chewed it, spit it out and then rinsed his mouth with water. It still counts.
Carrots - orange, white and purple
Beans - purple, green and Dragon Tongue
The girl has eaten:
Cantaloupe - smelled, licked, sucked on a slice, but ingestion is doubtful.
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