Saturday, January 20, 2007

small offerings

Some small offerings from our vegetable garden. From all of those lushious potato plants the actual tubers are a little on the scrawny side, ranging from around the size of a large egg (only a couple) to pea size. Admittedly I just whacked them in the garden before we left for noosa, and only payed 2 dollars for the whole seed potato box, but I was expecting a little more than 2 (delicious) side dishes worth. Guess I'll get used to veggies that aren't all huge and uniform like at the supermarket. The tomatoes are just some spare seedlings from my neighbour Anna, I don't think they were even in real dirt. Apparently they are yummy too (I can't eat raw tomatoes) and given I don't even know what variety they're supposed to be they might be meant to be that size. I have high hopes for my Italian Roma's however. They have 6 weeks to do their thing, otherwise I'll have to think about shifting them TO OUR NEW HOUSE! Which will be OURS (our bank's). We thought contracts had exchanged Wednesday but apparently we were mistaken, so that'sa bit of a downer, so close yet sooooo far it seems.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

stunningly wonderful boring day

Today we had a great day, we did nothing for the environment, the arts, mankind or the kingdom of God as far as I'm aware. There was some brunch in town with Christmas money, then some reading and lazing while the kids splashed around on the verandah. No laundry was put away or soil improved, nothing was created. O bought me The Herb Bible for $7.99 so there may have been a little dreaming, but that's about it. I think it may have been the calm before the storm...

Friday, January 05, 2007

peeking out at '07

Nope, not for us. We're about to do a big bellyflop into 2007 without even checking how deep the water is it seems. The first month of this year we've decided to buy a house, start me up in a new job and send Rohan off to school. The only new year's resolution I could think of was to resolve not to be too overwhelmed with it all and just go with the flow for a while. Then we'll start the lists, which is how we seem to get through stages like this, todo lists, pro and con lists, budget balancing lists. But for now it's just go go go and evaluate a bit later. See you in March maybe? I think I might try writing everyday type happenings in this blog, after all very few people actually see it and if I can get into practice journaling then I may keep this up, instead of waiting for cute crafty endeavours to happen and fill the screen with eyecandy. I wonder what will happen to George the turtle? He was here when we arrived, I guess we could take him with us, but he's pretty much self sufficient where he is, I wouldn't want to upset the balance.