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

New Garden Acquisitions
In a fit of whiny impulsiveness today, added a bunch of new garden friends, including:

~ Ornamental …

Week in Suppers
Sunday:  Stir-fried basmati rice, sweepo soup.  Mommy & Abigail. Monday:  Ted was off work and …

Owel spotting
Seen on Craigslist.

Never mind!
Never mind - it was the bulb after all.  Stupid broken replacement bulb.  And 2 burnt-out CFLs... …

Great.
2 days of rain, Elisheva's room is leaking, and now the bathroom light won't go on.  These…

A stabbing
There was a stabbing in the park across the street the other night (last night?); I passed all the…

Disorganized Shavuos menu
It’s tomorrow night, and this is all I’ve come up with so far… eek. SadShavuos Menu 2009ThursdayFr…

Cranky Complaints-Lady Eats General Mills for Breakfast!
So we bought & ate a box of Reese Puffs that came with a General Mills "everyday celebrati…

Look what I managed to not kill yet!
Yes, it’s the mango from two weeks ago… growing happily, and right now outdoors in the rain!

Things that ROT!
So many of my posts focus on things that are growing… that I haven’t spent much time updating you o…

Are you a good witch or a BAD witch???
Neither!  I’m with my friend, the Tin Man, here, and we’re off to see the wizard! (the witch’s face…

Easy, cheap garden marker how-to
Yes, they’re window-blind slats, which you can find everywhere in the garbage, except last year whe…

DeNummying
While I’m on a “nostalgic for Naomi’s infancy” kick, we’re officially weaning.  In the sense that I…

Thinning the Robeez stash!
Down from however-many I couldn’t even count the number of pairs  (a few months ago)…Heartbreaking,…

Centaurea Montana prepares to flower
I love the build-up to flowers!!!  More even than the flowers themselves???

The WW of SI, Part 2
(aka The Wonderful World of Sub-Irrigation)So I made a second “WalMart Tub” sub-irrigated planter –…

No dipping – but *why* not?
Gavriel Zev is eating a baked potato and I bought strawberry milk at the grocery store as a treat f…

Hmm…. and now it’s a week of rain ahead…
(further to Friday’s post)What I don’t understand, have NEVER understood, is how they can put the l…

Well, this is reassuring...
Looking at our rather Seussian-looking Turkish Hazel tree that the city planted for us three (four…

No rain, blah…
See Sunday’s post for an exciting weather-related update!

From certain angles…
If you squint… The front yard doesn’t look terrible.  :-)For comparison, here’s where it was about …

Suppers this week!
Monday:  (holiday, but Ted was working; Glen Cedar Park with Mommy)Mommy bought stuff for deli sand…

The wonderful world of sub-irrigation!
I caved and decided to do an experiment in self-watering (ie sub-irrigated) veggies.  I was inspire…

hanging veggies in reusable fabric grocery bags
MUST. SLEEP. NOW.

Wrote this earlier to post in a forum where I'd asked about growing veggies in…

Why it's important to read your own blog
Just noticed this post and realized I still have a mango pit (I hope) in the basket of the folded-u…

My total failure as a homeschool mama
YM has some very tight deadlines to finish his courses by mid-June, and several (okay, many) thing…

Naomi at the playground; the sky so blue

Ode to a tansy
I bought this thing pretty much by accident… in all my reading about attracting beneficial insects …

An Atheist???
Someone I thought I knew pretty well shocked me yesterday, utterly shocked me, by casually mentioni…

Friday: Garden highs and lows
Thought I’d get back to doing this, since I enjoyed last summer having to narrow all my garden expe…

Can you spot 43 coleus in these pictures???
Love that “big daddy” emerald cedar!They’re in there… keep looking!

Gah - caffeine
Just figured out why I'm still wide awake at 2 a.m.... coincidentally the same day as the Iced …

Cutworms!
I can't believe it! Last night they (it? he? gotta be a he...) got one tomato and one pepper (Mi…

Fun
I just do not have fun.  I realize it's not about having fun... it's not even about being

Naomi’s Questions for Sara
Sara, the leader of one of the programs I take the kids to was in a bike accident last week.  Naomi…