Saturday, September 23, 2017

Talkin' Trash

The soil at our house is really bad.  So when Hubby built my garden box last spring, we filled it with compost and topsoil.  I took the extra compost and put it in my front yard gardens where I grow my sunflowers.  After seeing how the compost really fed the plants and made them grow like crazy,  I decided I would like to continue to improve the soil.  Oh, and there's always the "good for the earth" component too.  

Here is my cute countertop compost pail.  It works very well, is convenient, and charcoal filters eliminate all odors.


And then when it fills up I put it in the outside bin.  I have been putting in a mix of greens and browns.  I almost have 1 compartment filled up (it has two).  I can't wait to see my first load of black gold!




C

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Smoke

We got home from vacation last night.  So now I am doing all the catch-up stuff related to being gone a couple weeks. I picked a huge bag of tomatoes last night and gave them to a neighbor.  I have a spaghetti squash and more tomatoes for us.  Even though the snails ate into my biggest tomatoes during my absence, there were still plenty of smaller ones. 

I stepped on the scale as soon as we got home.  Isn't that sick?  Anyway, it appears I haven't gained any weight so that's good.  But I do need to get focused!  I am concentrating on some things K10 and I talked about concerning habits.  Seriously, I've been dragging along these extra pounds waaaay too long now!

Because of the terrain we were in at Poulsbo, we haven't run since a week ago yesterday.  This is a rare occurrence but the traffic situation was just too bad.  There weren't many feeder roads that would work either since most didn't have shoulders or were massive inclines.  And tomorrow it will be 3 weeks since we've done a long run (13 miler).  So that means the pressure is on to get out there!  You know what they say "use it or lose it" and that is so very true with running!  Our next run is going to suck!

Unfortunately, the wildfires that have the entire west filled with smoke are presenting us with poor air conditions. We have a wildfire nearby, about 20 miles away. This is the view out the kitchen window.



We'll probably go running tomorrow but will have to see how many miles we can get in.



Fleur

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Not As Planned

Sometimes things don't turn out quite as you expect them to . . .


C

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Waiting

I feel like I am doing a lot of waiting and waiting is something I've never been very good at.  

I'm waiting for the weather to cool down.  We've been in the upper 90's and lower 100's for ages.  

I'm waiting for vacation later this month when we go to the Oregon Coast, Columbia River Gorge, and then to the Olympic Peninsula. 

I'm waiting for my hair to be long enough I can pull it into a ponytail (albeit a tiny one).

I'm waiting got my giant sunflowers to bloom.



Today we bought the additional warranty for the wheelie house.  I usually don't think extended warranties are a very good idea but in this case I suspect it will be.  Besides we can cancel at any time and get a refund on the unused portion.

Tomorrow is our long run day.  It's going to be HOT - again.  

**sigh**


C

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Sunny Blooms

I'm anxiously awaiting some blooms from my giants but in the meantime the other ones (about 4-5 feet tall) are starting to bloom.


This is my first "nontraditional color" to bloom.


Many of the plants have multi blooms on them.  Last year I only had 1 bloom per plant.


I suspect the many sunflowers I have coming up in the flower beds looks a bit out of place.  But they brought me so much joy last year that I don't care lol!




C

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Hairy Post

Here's a picture that shows how the perm looks since it settled down.  You can't tell very well but the top did not curl as much as the rest. I coaxed the curl with mousse. This might be due to the size of the rod, I'm not sure.  Anyway, I really like it and will get another one to maintain the ease of  (literally) wash and wear hair.  I really am low maintenance lol!


We just made the last of our reservations for the Pacific Northwest next month.  We will go to the Oregon Coast to meet our BAR pals, then go to the Columbia River Gorge, then onto Washington where we will see Bob's brother and another Blogville pal.  We're really looking forward to it!



C