Monday, July 13, 2009

Monday Morning Weekend Roundup

There isn't much to roundup this weekend as we were on vacation. I'm looking forward to a normal week of being home and getting things organized again! We, along with a slew of others, went to visit my sister in Chicago. But getting back from vacation always means I have to bust my rear to get ready for work the next day. So last night we played a little catch up from not being home for the weekend. Carl took on the grass, not surprisingly. I unpacked and started the laundry. To me, that's the best way to do it. The suitcases don't even make it up the stairs before they are emptied. So now I have a great jump start to this week's cleaning.

BUT- my biggest concern was my flowers, plants and veggie garden. I didn't arrange for anyone to water them because I knew it was supposed to rain, but I was still worried. Well, to my surprise, everything still looked fresh and hydrated, and to my even bigger surprise, this was a big weekend in my garden.

This was my first year trying my hand at a vegetable garden. I planted 3 different tomato plants, green peppers, jalapenos, parsley and basil. So far, I'm calling this a success! There was some major growth, and I now feel confident that I'll be making fresh salsa in no time. Due to the climate, I had to wait until the end of May to plant anything, so if all is on schedule, I should be picking things at the end of July, maybe early August. Grow my pretties grow!

Are these not the cutest green pepper and jalapeno you've ever seen?

The top is a hybrid tomato and the bottom are cherry tomatoes...mmmm.


  1. I love seeing our little peppers and cucumbers come in. It takes all that is in me to not pick them, they are so cute!

  2. Mmm, our cherry tomatoes are coming in too. Makes my mouth water to look at your pics! We'd love if you wouldn't mind changing your blogroll over from TYH to Young House Love ( since we moved! You can read all the dirty details about the switch (and how it came about) right here:

    Thanks so much for your help!

    Sherry (& John)


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