Monday, February 15, 2010

Monday, Monday . . .

So. Yesterday was Valentines Day. It was also Sunday, which means I was working 12 hours. My husband brought me in dinner though - my favorite (broiled scallops, steamed broccoli and Caesar salad) from my favorite restaurant. It was really, really thoughtful and nice. I was heating up water for ramen noodles (I'm having a secret love affair with them) when he showed up.

I don't think I'm a very good blogger though, because a good blogger would have taken pictures.

I worked 12 hours again today. I'm been blah lately. I don't know if it's the sick, or the work or the weather. I have Wednesday off for a four day weekend and I'm determined to get some oomph back. My blogs (and my life!) have been seriously lacking lately!

Tomorrow is the 8 year anniversary of our first date. I'm working. Surprise. I think Wednesday we're going to go out to dinner, with the kids, to celebrate. Saturday we're heading to Utica for a Further show for a Valentines/Anniversary night out.

I'm getting ready to head into some major decluttering at home. I'm so ready. Ready to shake off the winter - stretch out a little bit from the tight/clutter/cozy-ness of the last few months. I even got rid of like 40 books at the used book store. Of course I ordered the couple off amazon last week - got 5 more at the book store that I brought the 40 to, and bought another 2 today. But hey - that's still less than I got rid of!!

We're planning the garden. We're going to have to do raised beds because of the hill - so it will be a little bit of a cost. We also had more car repairs so funds are low. We might only start with two beds this year and do the rest in pots then add more beds next year. We have the rest of our lives to build this garden. It will come, in time.

The kids are on vacation this week too. I'm looking forward to some time with them. We're going to attempt skiing (again) now that we're finally supposed to be getting snow.

Oh! I'm also attempting for the first time this week - cheese making! I'm so excited! I've been wanting to learn for a couple of years now.

So, that's it. I'll post back soon with way more interesting stuff. Till then hope everyone is finding their peace with mid-winter too!

1 comment:

Brie said...

Hey Crystal,

I did the raised beds last year, and I could send you some pictures that will help you if you are making your own out of plywood? Let me know, all you need is plywood, some simple hardware and newspaper. I bought mine for $15 each, I bet is cost about 4-5 to make one.
I did 2 beds last year, one with all tomatoes and herbs, and one with veggies, squash, zucchini,peppers. Let me know if you want pictures, becuase if you use the hardware and not nails, they collapse and then you can use and reuse each year without any rotting from winter.