Gardening fun!!!

Jun. 3rd, 2009 | 10:02 am
mood: excited excited

One of the many things I've been up to since going on a short-term internet/LJ detox (I can't REALLY give it up and why would I want to?) is that I've been gardening -- square foot gardening. I'm hooked on growing things!

It's also been really fun to meet the people in my neighborhood who stop by while I'm out working in the garden to see what I'm up to. Overwhelming response is "that's so cool!" I've also infected my super awesome neighbor thenextcentury , and she started her own garden right next to mine! We are garden pals. It's great and so much fun to see the progress in our little gardens. And thanks to her awesomeness and being in the media biz -- OUR GARDENS WERE ON TV THIS WEEK!!! NBC came out to film them while I was out of town with my boyfriend, fenriss , and ericrowe playing with all of the crazy-awesome weirdos and hippies at Playa Del Fuego so I didn't get to join her on TV, but MY GARDEN DID!!!!!

Here's the video:

or the link if the embedding didn't work for you. ;)

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Sep. 17th, 2008 | 10:09 am
mood: awake awake

I found a scent! Me, the perfume-disliking, very-picky-about-smells gal has found a perfect scent for my chemistry, and I'm totally tickled by the description from the web site (the emphasis is mine):

Bask in euphoria. Vibrantly sheer, bright, and luminous with lotus blossom, waterlily, amber and sheer sandalwood. Domestic.

Fragrance type: floral
Top notes: lotus blossom, rose
Middle notes: lily of the valley, waterlily
Low notes: sandalwood, blonde wood, amber

I'm choosing to infer "prone to spontaneous pie baking" from the term domestic above, instead of "made in the States"...

(This post brought to you by a cute-underthingies shopping trip last night with peregrin8 and perusing the perfumes at Victoria's Secret while she was in the dressing room.)


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Sep. 16th, 2008 | 09:42 am
mood: busy busy

After so much sadness the past couple of weeks, a weekend out in nature at one of my favorite cabins was just what I needed! We had a wonderful 3-day weekend out in Little Orleans, MD. There was much wildlife watching, porch sitting, poi spinning, hiking, relaxing, reading, enjoying yummy food and enjoying the great company in such a lovely place. I love this cute little cabin so much!

The only downside besides the weekend being over and we had to come home: I got these crazy insect bites on my right elbow. (I was tasty and delicious to Nature this weekend it seems.) It was probably a spider that bit me, but the red bull's eye and inflammation around the bite location was concerning enough that my doctor is running a Lyme's disease test. Silly bitey Nature.

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Thank you!

Sep. 9th, 2008 | 01:27 pm
mood: working working

I'm so sorry not to have the time to respond to everyone individually, but I'm very thankful for all of the kind words you have sent to me about my Doyle kitty.

Thank you!

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Doyle, my wonderful boy

Sep. 8th, 2008 | 10:40 am
mood: sad sad

late April 2000 - September 6, 2008Collapse )

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Sep. 5th, 2008 | 05:03 pm
mood: ecstatic ecstatic

My Little Man in Black is coming home tonight!!!!

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He's a Fighter!

Sep. 5th, 2008 | 01:55 pm
mood: hopeful hopeful

Doyle updateCollapse )

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Sep. 4th, 2008 | 12:03 pm
mood: worried worried

Doyle isn't doing so well today. Read more...Collapse )

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Earl Grey Smitten

Sep. 4th, 2008 | 10:55 am
mood: smitten smitten

Starting my morning or taking an afternoon break with a steaming cup of deliciously aromatic Earl Grey tea makes me think of two people:

Jean-Luc Picard
My favorite Psychology Professor

It's-a-small-world note: I bought peaches from a vendor at Clarendon Farmer's Market last night, and it turns out that their orchard is in My Professor's PA town and that the young guy working the register is a Sociology student at the university where he teaches. PA, 1.75 hours away!

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Doyle is on the mend!

Sep. 4th, 2008 | 10:33 am
mood: cheerful cheerful

I spent about 2 hours visiting with Mr. Doyle last night, and he's doing better! He was less lethargic, more vocal and super snuggly. And he ate 1/2 a can of stinky tuna cat food for me!!!! He hadn't shown any interest in food earlier that day, the vet nurse remarked, and we were both delighted to see him chowing down. That boy is going to have to eat a lot of food, get lots of calories into his system, to reverse his liver disease and stay as healthy as possible during chemo. No more diet food for this former tubby kitty -- those calories are his friend now.

I haven't heard an update yet this morning, hopefully Doyle was able to keep down the food, but if he had a good night last night...HE GETS TO COME HOME TODAY!

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