Monday, June 29, 2009

Oh the joys of Cadbury Mini Eggs and finding pumpkin plants growing by your sidewalk

After dinner tonight I was craving something for dessert with chocolate. We don't have a lot, so I grabbed some Thin Mints out of the freezer and that was going to have to do....until, tada! I found a package of Cadbury Mini Eggs hidden in the cupboard I was saving for such an occasion!


Another bonus: Serving size is 12 mini eggs... I think I have had ten so far so that means at least two more...yes!


The other day I was watering my plants outside in front of the house....the Dahlia's are doing wonderful and should start blooming in about a week. I am very happy about that. The pansies we got at the Home Show are all doing well too...they turned out to be purple, white and yellow. Whoops, I digressed. Anyways, as I was watering I saw right next to the sidewalk where we carved pumpkins last year a little pumpkin plant growing! (The picture is right where it grew)


Granted, it could also be a squash, but I am pretty sure from the looks of it, its a pumpkin. I transplanted it to my flowerbed yesterday and I checked on it today and its doing well. I hope it grows...how fun would it be to have a 2nd generation pumpkin! Although, if that does happen, I am sure the deer and rabbits and squirrels will be after it, but still.


When I was younger I did a 4-H project involving pumpkins. I planted one seed in polluted soil, and one in regular soil. The one in polluted soil did much better than the one in regular soil. Granted, I was not a scientist so the controls were not all in place, but whatever I polluted the soil with, that pumpkin seemed to thrive on it. Now that I think about it, the same thing happened at our old house...where, a pumpkin grew where we threw an old one....hmmm...I wonder if God is trying to tell me something via the pumpkin plant.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Here, There, Everywhere

Since I woke up this morning, it has been go-go-go. Now we have stopped, and I want to go, and am annoyed.

Ryan and Molly had their baby this AM - a girl, Tabitha Marie. Nathan, Karen and I took the trip up there to see the baby. It took us a long time to get up there because there was this detour. Then, we took a different way on the way back, but Mom called and said Dad was raking the hay.

So, I called Anne and she agreed to watch Nathan. So, we quickly stopped at home and got Nathan's bag and Mommy's baling clothes. Then, we dropped Nathan off at Grandma's, where the dog bit Karen in the butt/thigh. Gus has issues (nuff said). Anyways, after that we had to go to Cub Foods because Mom was worried she didn't have enough cookies in the house (seriously, what a great worry!).

Then, Karen and I finally get to Mom and Dad's and they are already out in the field baling: Kevin, Mom and Dad. Karen and I go inside and inhale lunch, only to suddenly hear a tractor. Of course, the baler broke down, and this time, it was bad.

Dad is now currently on his way to Hastings, or probably on his way back by now with the new part. I came home to do laundry and clean...although, I am not very far yet....Anyways...all day long it has been rush rush rush and then when things slow down I get annoyed. Ironic.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Conversation with Nathan

Mommy: You are tired, do you want to go to bed?

Nathan: Nah! (as he curls up into ball on the floor)

Mommy: Are you sure?

Nathan: Nah!

Mommy: So then you're tired?

Nathan: Nah!

Mommy: What do you want to do then?

Nathan: Nah!

I then proceeded to put him to bed and he fell asleep in 2.1 seconds.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The First One

So, those that know me, know I am a worry-wort. I am constantly thinking about one thing or another. I have been working on it for years, but it seems to run in my family. My brother and sister both have the same problem - where we get a worry stuck in our head and cannot seem to get it to go away. So, sometimes writing about it helps, or thinking about positive things. I won't even share my worry that I have tonight - I know its so dumb, I cannot even type it. Yet, it is there...lingering in the back of my head.

The highlights of my day today were a good cup of coffee this morning with Christopher at Dunn, and picking up Nathan from daycare and seeing his happy face. Since Daddy went biking tonight, Nathan and I went and got a couple tacos for dinner. He didn't eat any though, and stuck with applesauce, grapes, bologna and croutons. I also had a salad.

Apparently I don't prounouce the word "crouton" correctly. I say crow-ton, but I guess it should be crew-ton. Either way they taste good so I don't really see what the difference is.

The gardens are starting to provide us with produce; I have radishes from Mom and Dad, oh! and eating onions. Yum. I love to eat scallions with salt. And I have a ton of lettuce from my mother in law. I don't think I can eat all of it before it goes bad...man there is a ton. I will be eating lettuce for days...if only Nathan liked that yet...