Friday, May 29, 2009

Days off!

Yes folks I am taking some time off! One of the docs is going to be off for a whole week so my work buddy (boss) asked if I wanted any time off and I said sure! I would have been nuts to say I took off three days :) I worked on my quilt on Memorial Day and will put some more time in on it during that time off. I have to finish up sewing the blocks and then iron them all. Finally I'll lay them all out on either the bed or the floor for block placement. I'm leaning towards the bed idea if I can get Molly and Tikki to sleep somewhere else. It would be much easier than on the floor. Cause then I would have an audience. Cats seem to like to walk on things you are doing on the floor, the table, your lap, you get the And Penny likes to push her head under things and try to hide under them like papers and such so I think she would really like the quilt blocks though I don't think she could actually hide under them. She would have a good time trying though!

I will try to download some pics from my camera later. Need to get back to work!


Thursday, May 28, 2009

Toilet chuckle

DH put the old toilet out front to be taken by the garbage men. About three days later our neighbor across the street also put out his old toilet. This guy copies everything that the other neighbors do. Just had to chuckle about that...Kind of looks funny with two toilets being across from one another on the same street. Wonder if the other neighbors will be changing out their toilets as well?

some more pics

These are pics of the thyme and lavender plants out back.

Friday, May 22, 2009

New toilet!

These are the Jerusalem artichokes on April 30th. They are much bigger now. I'm looking for recipes for these. I hope I like them. We planted eggplant last year and discovered that neither of us likes them so did not plant them again this year even though we had a really good crop of them last year. They must be related to zuccini...

Yes we have put in a new toilet. It is a Jacuzzi (ooohhh ahhhh). The old toilet had been rocking and when DH tried to tighten it down he kinda cracked the bottom and it still rocked. So we went and bought one and then it sat in our bedroom for a couple of weeks until DH had off. We had problems of course. No problems taking the old one off except that the bolts were corroded. But DH got it out of there while I unpacked everything out of the box and then cleaned the floor arnd the old toilet. Surprisingly it did not stink at all...thought it would but it didn't. DH cleaned off the old wax and then I got out the screws to fit into the flange. They didn't fit...hmmm. DH tried every which way to try to get them to fit and the heads were just too big. There weren't any other screws that I could see anywhere so he got his trusty hacksaw and sawed off part of head and put them in the flange. He then put the wax seal on the main toilet part and carried over and we lined it up and dropped it. Well I noticed that there were some other screws in with the wax ring and guess what? Yes the screws that were to be on the flange were in with the wax ring...sigh. So after removing the toilet DH went to the hardware store and picked up another two screws. To make a long story short, we got the toilet in! And guess what it rocked! Seems our wonderful house builders didnt get the floor level. So we shimmed the stupid thing! Now it doesnt rock! Yay!! The seat is higher off the floor too and it uses a very small amount of water so it should save us money in the long run.

So DH and I have a new Kibow (for the Park family members out there, you know what I mean). The only thing is that it has a plastic seat but it should last I hope...

DH rotilled another patch so I could plant beans, peas and sunflowers. Dont know whether all the peas will come up though (the seeds were from 2004).


Thursday, May 21, 2009

New pics

These are some pics of my window boxes out front. The first pic is of some lemon thyme.
Then a shot of one of the window boxes, yes I know I need to weed...sigh.

The next shot is of some weird oregano that we got at the plant sale at the Botanical Gardens here in Huntsville. It has these really fleshy leaves on them and they are kinda fuzzy. Like I said weird.

This shot is of a new plant I got at the plant sale. I wish I would have gotten another one as well. It's a poppy called bubbles. It gets pink and yellow flowers on it one or two at a time. I think there have been about 7 or 8 flowers so far on this plant. I am very impressed...

This is what our seedlings looked like in March. We have since planted the ones that survived in the garden.

Some more seedling pics. These seemed to do better than the ones above. These were planted in Jiffy pots. The other kind was an off brand we got from a plant catalog. Jiffy pots rule!

Tomatoes and Kolrabi.

This is to prove that yes in Alabama we do have snow. These were taken March 1 of this year out my front door.

I will post some more pics soon. You're just sitting on the edge of your seat aren't cha? ;)
Out for now,