Monday, June 9, 2014


Listening... The guys are watching tv out in the living room so I can hear that.  I can hear a jet from the nearby Navy base.  Other than that I am enjoying some peace and quiet.

Eating...  We just had dinner.  I had made bbq meatballs, egg noodles dressed up with garlic, crushed peppers, and some herbs, and a mix of fresh veggies (onion, carrot, zucchini, orange bell pepper) fried in coconut oil.

Wearing...  When I'm feeling a little funky I like to wear my tie-dyed t-shirt.  I was feeling "crunchy" today so the tie-dye fit right in.

In the kitchen...  Part of my "crunchiness" is attributed to the fact that I tried my hand at making yogurt.  It is still in it's process so I'm not sure what the outcome will be but I am hoping for yogurt!

Feeling...  I worked really hard here at home  so I'm feeling tired, but the good kind of tired that comes at the end of a productive day.

Weather...  It was a gorgeous day.  I noticed a shift in the light again.  I'm not sure why I'm so sensitive to these little changes but I saw it and I saw summer begin.

Wanting...  To turn my entire backyard into a mini-farm.  I'm hooked on growing things.  Next step: an herb garden, thanks to my mother-in-law who inspired me.

Creating...  the opportunity for food to grow.  Today I planted some lemon balm (thanks mom-in-law!) and transplanted my basil starts (grow little babies!).  The slugs and snails are destroying my little spaghetti squash plants.  I'm very against using chemical warfare in my yard so each little plant has a barrier of Diatomaceous Earth around it (I didn't have enough egg shells and the coffee grounds were not deterring them).

Enjoying...  I thoroughly enjoyed a nice long yoga class this morning.  I've been so busy with my baby chicks and gardening that I've not made it to yoga in weeks.  I settled right in and my body thanked me.  Thank you Silvana!  You are the best teacher and I will miss you.

Outside my window...  I had the sprinkler out, doing some watering.  A hummingbird captured my attention as it flitted in the sprinkler, catching the tiny droplets of water.  Was it getting a drink or playing?  I'm not sure but it came back multiple times!

Going...  Back to work tomorrow.  Thankful for a job.  Thankful for a job.  Thankful for a job.  I am.


  1. Ahhh...growing things. One of the best parts of summer.
    My garden is overflowing with lemon balm! I infuse it into water with's so good.
    What a calm and peaceful day at your place. :)

  2. Where did you get the milk for your yogurt? Did you find some fresh from a farm or did you hide a cow in your backyard also?

    Have you tried *gasp* BEER *gasp* for the slugs and snails that are attacking your garden. I've never tried doing it BUT you can pour a small amount into a shallow dish, such as a lid. The slugs and snails are attracted to it and drown in it.

    We are trying organic pest control here, but when you must SEVEN and Corry's are great insect controls. The SEVEN especially as it looses potency as it sits out and is safe for dusting on almost ripe produce. We still wash everything that comes in from the garden. I use dish soap and water in a spray bottle and it works great on aphids.

    I love your new patio set. I'd love to set there with a glass of refreshing ice tea while watching the chickens. If I lived closer, I'd share an over abundance of mint starts with you for our next glass of iced tea together :-)