just an obsurvashun

May 29, 2008

garden update

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — smacky @ 5:01 pm

Adding to the excitement here at ‘just an obsurvashun’ i have new pictures from my thrilling deck garden. Click on the pictures to see larger photos.

The okra is not doing so well: I think the cold weather killed it

There are teensy baby grape tomatoes: Teensy, but they\'re there and more tomato starts: Little Tomato Preflowers

The peppers and herbs are doing well: Yellow Pepper Cilantro Spicy Basil

But I’m a little worried about the deck itself:

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May 28, 2008

the 3-cent-stamp challenge

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — smacky @ 7:09 pm

Try it. I dare you.

  1. Go buy a sheet of 3-cent stamps – the kind with the blue and red stars on them. I don’t even know if they’re still available – can’t find them at the USPS website. I just got some a couple weeks ago. But I digress…
  2. Try to remove the stamps from the sheet – one at a time – without tearing any of them.

For some reason the 3-cent stamps are all screweduppity. They are the only ones. All the other stamps are easy to remove from the sheet. What’s up with the 3-cent-ers? WTFBBQ!!1?!?? And why do I care so much?!

So flustered I almost forgot to say:  Share your love and shine your light!

May 17, 2008

the fancy camera

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — smacky @ 4:20 pm

As promised, I have figured out the basics on the high-dollah camera. My husband bought this fancy camera awhile back. He’s taken some pretty good pictures with it. I don’t know where they are, or I would show them to you…

I have been afraid to touch the fancy new camera, but since hubs is out of the house and we canceled the cable a few weeks ago, what else am I gonna do? I took some pictures this afternoon. I have no delusions that I will ever be a photographer, but here are some of the pics:

Sylvie posing in the backyard Honeysuckle in my backyard

Marigolds Oliver the Puppycat in the Window

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May 15, 2008

container gardening

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — smacky @ 6:44 pm

I’m not really an outdoor person. I think I am, or that I want to be, then I go outside and swiftly change my mind. There are bugs out there. And weather. And dirt. And stuff…

I do, however, like fresh herbs and veggies. And I like to save money (I guess my Scottish ancestry is to blame for that and there’s apparently something about being a Capricorn, too). But the only part of my yard which gets full sun is the back deck. So I’ve had a few herbs in pots out there over the years. Last year I grew a tomato plant which was systematically destroyed by 2 horn worms, so I got about 2 tomatoes off it. Heartbreaking. This year I’ve expanded my “crop” to include: 2 tomato plants (2 kinds: brandywine and grape), 4 hot peppers, 2 sweet peppers, and one each of okra, zucchini, cucumber, sage, cilantro, thyme, peppermint, spicy basil, and marigolds in each pot to keep the hungry bugs away.

So we’ll see how this goes and maybe next year I can rent a tiller and have a real garden in the little grassy part of the yard that gets some sun (ok, so I lied about the deck being the only part that gets sun. There is a little sunny patch outside the basement door, right next to the deck but I can’t see it from the kitchen, so it tends to slip my mind).

Zucchini and Cucumber. Hope I can remember which is which... Tomato plants and marigolds Mucho Nacho, Banana, Poblano, and Red Chile Peppers

The pictures were taken with a crappy camera. Sorry, folks. The high-dollah camera confounds me. I’ll try to learn to use it for next time, mkay?

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May 11, 2008

a blog of my own

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — smacky @ 3:31 pm

This is my first very own blog. I shared one with my husband, but I didn’t post there much and it’s been a really long time since I’ve posted there at all. Doesn’t bode well for this blog, but we’ll see how it goes, k?

Mostly I’ve started this blog so I can maybe have an avatar over at ICHC. Great reason, huh?

It’s mid-May and bloody cold outside. Not that I enjoy hot weather, either. I realized the other day I have a very small window of comfort when it comes to temperatures. Somewhere between 68 and 78 degrees is good for me. I also don’t like lumpy seats. I like to refer to this as my princess-and-the-pea complex. It’s alright. I do what I need to do to keep myself comfortable and try not to complain too loudly.

Anyway, that’s my first super-exciting post. Nobody’s ever gonna read it, but what the heck. I might have an avatar at ICHC now and that’s the important thing, right?

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