8.01.2014

How about a little bit of...

Poison Ivy...

I had first thought it was an Eczema flare up (and who knows, it could be) with all the stress in the last week or so...

A coworker of mine says it really looks like poison ivy. Which I do have in my yard. And it's possible I wasn't paying close enough attention the other day.

Blah.

It looks like it's getting worse. I will be adding tea tree to it today and let's hope that helps. (yes, it's one of the things listed that does help it). Whatever it is, it does itch.
Today


July 29th

July 28th

Relaxing Weekend and Fruits of the Garden

(previous weekend)

Chilling in the back, napping in our hammock. 


 Ahem, me (sans any make up)
And the boyfriend :)


Fruits of the Garden

This is some form of squash - definitely in the pumpkin family.

Need sharp knives for chopping and slicing!! 

 I basically cooked these in some oil and butter. They have that nutty type of pumpkin flavor, they were actually really good :)

Organic mashed potatoes (yes that is a lot on my plate, but damn they were good!!) Squash and some chicken we picked up at the store. It was a great dinner!

7.30.2014

Love this song!!

I just had to download this song - It's Full Of The Awesomeness





song by Meghan Trainor
All About That Bass lyrics

Because you know I'm all about that bass,
'Bout that bass 'bout that bass, no treble
I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass, no treble
I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass, no treble
I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass

Yeah it's pretty clear, I ain't no size 2
But I can shake it, shake it like I'm supposed to do
'Cause I got that boom boom that all the boys chase
All the right junk in all the right places
I see the magazines working that Photoshop
We know that shit ain't real
Come on now, make it stop
If you got beauty beauty just raise 'em up
'Cause every inch of you is perfect
From the bottom to the top
Yeah, my momma she told me don't worry about your size
She says, boys they like a little more booty to hold at night
You know I won't be no stick thin you silly Barbie doll,
So, if that's what's you're into
Then go ahead and move along!

Because you know I'm all about that bass,
'Bout that bass 'bout that bass, no treble
I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass, no treble
I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass, no treble
I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass

I'm bringing booty back
Go ahead and tell them skinny bitches Hey!
No, I'm just playing I know you think you're fat,
But I'm here to tell you that,
Every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top!
Yeah, my momma she told me don't worry about your size
She says, boys they like a little more booty to hold at night
You know I won't be no stick thin you silly Barbie doll,
So, if that's what's you're into
Then go ahead and move along!

Because you know I'm all about that bass,
'Bout that bass 'bout that bass, no treble
I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass, no treble
I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass, no treble
I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass

Good Food, Good Friends

I got to see an old friend yesterday :) We went to Middletown, PA to pick him up from the Amtrak train and then have dinner.



We ate the Blue Room, about 3 blocks from the train stop.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Blue-Room/152310124796080

They had some seriously good food! I had the Western Burger, seriously fucking yummy! If you're in the area, it's a great little place to eat :)

I haven't seen my friend in at least 5 years, so it was nice to catch up over dinner. Yeah, long drive for that, but you know what? Friends are awesome and why not!!

This is me...without my glasses on, rushing out the door 

Slightly Protective...

Bwahahaha

I covered up the sunflower heads

Ahem



7.29.2014

Happy Garden

I've been helping my boyfriend out with his garden. He has done such an awesome job though! I basically walk it, water it and help pull some of the weeds.


This are carrots and spinach


 Some of the sunflowers we've planted. And 2 of his tomato plants (he has 3)


His serious mound of potatoes! I hope that when it's time to harvest these, it will be bountiful!

Squash (which we ate! There are more already growing though!!)





More Sunflowers and Garden stuff



Sadly, one of my tomatoes didn't do too well, had bottom rot (too much water I was told). Let's hope these beauties do better!


  2nd pepper (looks a bit wonky I know)

See how freaking TALL this sunflower is!! I'm 5'8", my fence is 6'





 It's kinda funny, this itty bitty sunflower is getting ready to bloom it looks like!

Divorced

Yes.

Finally.

Life is good.

Just waiting on the officially signed by the Judge papers to arrive in the mail.

Big, big smiles.

Nothing else need be said!

My sunflower...has lost it's head!

I have 2 sunflowers where something (more than likely a bird) has eaten the sunflowers head...before it could really bloom. I have 2 sunflowers that still have heads...but I'm wondering if I should be put a paper bag over them or something. Time to do some research!!







7.23.2014

And another one bites the dust

Here is a lovely look at the this incredibly annoying oriental grass that is no longer in my back yard.
 





Where it used to be in my back yard - between the sunflower and this other flowering bush that I have no idea of what it is.

Flowers and Trees part 2

My sunflowers are seriously growing :) This one below, is over 6' now!! WOW

I can't wait until they actually flower!!

 

I am pretty sure this is another crape myrtle - and we're pretty sure about 1/2 of it died. We're in the process of removing those limbs and branches that are dead so that new growth can take over. Of course, we are also pruning off some of those crazier/wilder branches as well.


Now that it's finally starting to flower, it really helps to see what survived and what didn't. I do love the softer pink of this tree :)