Wednesday, 11 February 2009

How's about an update?

Saturday we went to Orford Castle as planned, and it was a good time. The day was cold (and windy at the castle) but clear and bright. Basically Bob took lots of pictures of me to test possible settings for his job this coming Saturday. I felt pretty positive about the results, but he is quite worried about it. Turns out we won't just be doing the engaged couple, but her 3 sisters as well.
I made it home in plenty of time for my neighbor's Pampered Chef party. Taryn went with me while Bob took the little ones to the BX for pizza. The party was fun, and I really liked the romaine/strawberry salad with poppy seed dressing. I was semi-prepared with a list of things I wanted, and some things I wanted but wouldn't buy because they were made in China. Spent about $50, including shipping. I wonder if I'll have a party again some day...

Sunday was pot blessing after church. I took a big crock pot full of chili (plus Fritos and shredded Cheddar to go with), and a chocolate Bundt cake with peanut butter filling and a choc/p.b. glaze. The chili pot was scraped clean, and there were just 2 small pieces of cake left. I had a piece of apple crumble with hot custard, which I am told is "very British." (I hadn't realized that the two went together, and was just going to have some custard.)

We went home ready for naps, and some of us got one. That evening we did something, but I can't remember what.

Monday Bob had a grumpy day at work. Wait, I lost a day somewhere! Hmmm. Cause Monday was a full day at work, Tuesday Bob got off early and we went to Bury, Wednesday I dug the garden, and today... But today is Wednesday. So let's revise a bit. I guess it was Monday he got off early. hm.

So one day this week Bob got off work early and we went to Bury St Edmunds. We made a beeline (Haha - Bury is full of one way streets and pedestrian zones) for the camera store, and he bought a new lens. Sigma 24-70 F2.5 (I think) for those interested. He's been wanting a new lens ever since he got the full-frame camera. Then we went to the warehouse clearance superstore and I got some seeds, and some strawberry plants and onion sets. So I guess that was our fun money part of the tax rebate. We went to the commissary for sandwiches on our way home.

One day this week I finished de-turfing and papered and manured the front garden bed, and then I went out back and dug up the bare dirt the children have been playing in. It is a bit rocky, and no earthworms, so Bob is worried it may have poison in it; either things will grow or they won't.

Last night Bob went to a spinning class (no, it's not how to make yarn; it's exercise bikes). He's worried about passing his PT test next month, as he's been dieting strictly and hasn't lost a pound.

Today I took the children outside and we planted the strawberries, onions, and garlic. They thought that was a lot of fun, and I enjoyed it, too. I was surprised that things should be planted so early, but that's what the info says. Hopefully some of it will live.

This afternoon another fence company will come give us a quote, and then we get to get started. And I think that's us caught up.


Anonymous said...

They keep telling me it is retired people who can't keep track of the days, ha.jc

Ganeida said...

What, you only lost one day? No need to worry until you start losing whole weeks ~ or even months. :)

You might need to cover your seedlings if you get a sudden really cold burst again but I don't know too much about how that works because I've never actually gardened in a cold climate.

MamaOlive said...


I don't know too much about cold climate gardening, either. I figure these varieties are cold-tolerant or they wouldn't be selling them here. Or maybe the growers/sellers assume anyone with half a brain would know to cover the plants. As I told Bob (when he was worried about the quality of the soil), it's not so much about the results as it is about just getting to go out there and garden. (At this point in our lives, anyway.)