Besides having a rainy weekend, I hadn't been feeling too sparky this past weekend. I did nothing. Really. No housework. No cooking. No errands.
I sat on my duff and watched TV. They were running marathons of "The Real Housewives of Wherever" and "Bethanny Getting Married". I'm such a sucker for those shows. Can't really explain the fascination. Now what I'd really like to see is "Real Housewives on the Farm." Now THAT would be fascinating television.
It was nice to wake up Monday morning feeling, if not 100%, than at least 75%.
Besides household chores, I found more to clean up from the voodoo sacrifice from a few days ago. "Will it ever end?" SM wonders?
Casey's ear seems fine. I took the bandage off on Sunday and applied a coat of "liquid bandage". (That stuff is smelly!)
I eventually wandered out to the soggy mess that is my backyard.
Hmmm, care for a dip, anyone? I'm hoping to back fill this swimming pool later this week once the yard dries out enough to allow the truck back here. For the record, TWC says we got 1.5 inches of rain. Seems like a lot more than that.
Still getting a few frosty nights.
But look what's popping? Mamma's got peas! And the carrots are also starting to come up, but slowly...
Inside, the peppers are popping up too.
I also started the tomatoes. For the record, I planted:
Matts Wild Cherry
And a new one from Baker Creek called German Red Strawberry.
Considering I don't actually EAT tomatoes off the vine, I am hoping to get a good batch for canning and freezing some sauces.
I also took some inspiration from Lynda at Cortina Creek Farm and started some sweet potato slips. Never done that before!
I mentioned before that just because I'm taking vacation at home doesn't mean that I'm not spending money.
Yesterday, with my blessing, SM went shopping for an upright freezer. He took a peek at a "craigs list" 14 cubic foot freezer, but I told him I'd rather go full size.
SM ended up at Lowes and bought one for under $500. Good job, Baby! Six months, no interest. Free delivery. (They're supposed to deliver it today. That's fast!)
Funny, how I used to be a Sears girl for appliances but I have a lemon Kenmore washer that we bought a few years ago that has all ready undergone several repairs. I told SM that, other than the Craftsman line, I'm not buying from Sears anymore. SM hates Best Buy because of past purchase issues. Retailers take note...We've got a long memory.