Monday, June 01, 2009

Drinking Vegetables and Blood

Wow I am moving REALLY slowly this morning. Husband left town yesterday early early in the A.M. and of course when he is gone I sleep like absolute crap. I don't know what it is. I just lay in bed, thinking about how I should be sleeping, but scanning my eyes around the room like a crazy person at every little noise, every little creak. And my house was built in 1890, so trust me there are a lot of creaks. The dogger is also super vigilant - his ears are constantly perked up listening for something or someone. He's just trying to be the man of the house I guess. 

This weekend ended up being really nice except for Friday night. Friday night sucked, mostly because we ended up staying in to watch the game, which meant ordering a pizza, and I totally went overboard. To the point where I was so full I couldn't sleep, woke up feeling like a shit sandwich, with massive guilt to boot. And the Nuggets lost. Overall it just sucked.

I was determined to have a better day on Saturday, so I woke up, made myself a nice big green smoothie and then we set out toward the garden center to purchase vegetables for the garden! We spent the better part of Saturday weeding, tilling and planting, and it was hard work, but I am thrilled because the garden is planted.

Aren't they the cutest?

I know it doesn't look like much, but this is our first year so we decided we would start small, see how it goes and then go from there. In the back we have one tomato plant and one raspberry bush. After that it's rows of cucumbers, zucchini, butternut squash, jalapeno and cabbage. On the bottom level, which you can't really see, are the herbs: lavender, sage, rosemary, basil and chives. Yum! I only bought things I thought we would really eat, so we'll see what comes of it. We spent $88 on all the veggies, soil amendment and a few tools that we didn't have, so we'll see if we're able to make that back. Of course it's going to take 2-3 months for any of this stuff to be ready for harvest, except some of the herbs I guess, but I think it's going to be great. In the meantime, we're still getting our CSA delivery, which I am just loving. I am a vegetable whore right now.

Saturday night we had a low key dinner w/ my sis and his bro, then I did laundry watched the boy pack. He is going to be in China for two weeks, and it took him two hours to pack, but he fit it all in his little carry-on suitcase. There is no way in hell I would be able to do that. Sunday we were up super early getting him off to the airport, but I went back to bed at about 6:30 and slept until 10, which was awesome. I love sleep.  

Yesterday I pretty much spent the entire day home alone save one trip to the gym and grocery. I am a slug, but I don't care. I spent an obscene amount of time in front of the TV watching True Blood on demand. OMG have you guys seen that show? Why did I not know about it? I guess Season 2 starts in a couple of weeks, so I'll be trying to get totally caught up on Season 1 before that. I love it! I love the vampires and the Southern accents (which are really terrible for the most part) and I love the S.E.X. It is out of control dirty and I swear I spend half of each episode totally mortified, but it is awesome. So yeah, there's that.

I'm really only four episodes in, so I've got a long way to go, but they are an hour long each and I've got to watch The Bachelorette tonight too so I'm really going to have to monitor my TV watching while the boy is out of town. My brain is going to rot! Like it isn't rotting anyway.I just want to know what will happen! Who is killing these women? Will Sookie do it with Bill? Will that evil chick vampire bite her first? Is it my imagination or can Sookie's boss whose name I forgot turn into a dog? So many questions.

 Okay I am off to lunch with Jess! Have a good Monday!


Jess said...

The title of this post is funny because I was just reading a news story about a maid in Indonesia who mixed her menstrual blood into the food she cooked to try to improve relations with her employer. Puts a whole new spin on drinking blood, huh?

Alea said...

I actually came here to say I love your garden, but now all I can of is drinking menstrual blood... Yuk! Thanks Jess. :) That's so GROSS!