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Cranky Complaints-Lady Buys BOOKS! (or tries to)

Arr, matey!
Well, I thought they were cute kids, until I saw this picture...

Ted had it done, I guess when he to…

Peeking in, and YES...
The tomatoes are UP!
Well, some tomatoes.
First: the WINNER of First Tomato Up 2009 -

- is a TIE: be…

Is this tree doomed?
This was a late-season replacement for the cedar that was stolen...

but it doesn't look through …

Got the thyme?!?
The incredible disappearing thyme.

Last year, you see it:


This year, you don't:


Is it gone?
Could I…

Startle
Somebody took Naomi.
Like the Lorax, who was "lifted away," it is passive voice - she was …

Changing of the seasons...
Here are the tattered old winter activity schedules...

...Replaced by shiny new spring ones!

The Frid…

Another monument
Borrowed from The Dead Bird, the children's classic by Margaret Wise Brown (author of Goodnight…

The Monument
My mother is having the monument made and planning an unveiling for May. We are all know how my fat…

Letter to my City Councillor re Orchard
Another spring, another "Dear Joe [Mihevc]" letter!"----- Original Message -----
Sen…

Gaah re Eco Lawn
Just remembered I emailed the company that makes Eco Lawn back in September about the blog author&#…

Concerns about our Eco Lawn
So last fall I covered up our existing disaster of a lawn, added topsoil, and seeded the whole thin…

OK, slap me. I am officially a Very Bad Girl.
Yes, I should have been in bed HOURS ago. Plus, I'm freezing.

This is Jeremy, the older kids'…

new desktop wallpaper
Borrowed graciously from here, so if you like it, buy the shirt. Did I mention I was going to bed, l…

Dinosaur Comics are a THING - who knew?!
Abigail told me Dinosaur Comics, like the one kind of apropos of Pesach/spring cleaning, which I fe…

Teeny tiny seedlings
Last post for the night - I promise!!!
Just wanted to show off how the astilbe seedlings were coming…

More growing today - but first, supper
Yes, we still have suppers around here!

Tonight (Monday):

Ted was working late and I went to an anim…

Tomatoes are IN!
Tomatoes planted 3/23/2009 in the Lee Valley Propagator:

* = my own saved seed
# = SASE seed from Wi…

I'm world famous
I know it is almost ridiculously self-conscious, but according to my (highly modest numbers, ie I&#…

Canada Blooms Swag (but not much)
Before there was Richard & Leah's wedding, there was... Canada Blooms! I actually did make …

Goin' to the chapel, and we're...
...Goin' to our friends' wedding! Wow - this was truly the Village Shul simcha of the centu…

At least there's a word for it now: Ferberizing
Kind of. When I first had babies, the now-well-known child sleep "expert" Dr. (Richard?)…

Forget expensive, power-hungry heat mats!
If you have a lighting rig, you probably already have a great source of warmth for germinating seed…

Coleus Count: 54!
Not including these guys... growing from a packet of leftover seed from last year.

No idea if anythi…

My lucky sunglasses!
Worried and worried all morning about my missing sunglasses... $100 to replace and all that... but …

The astilbe are up!
After several long weeks of waiting, the astilbe I "stratified" on the cool basement wind…