Wednesday, June 15, 2011

What's going on?

Wow, I just saw that my last post was April 7th!  I had a very busy couple of months with the end of the school year, and things are still busy now that it's summer.  Reece and I are just finishing up our bathroom remodel, and it turned out great!  Pictures will follow...and I have other little projects going on inside and outside the house.  Here are some of the highlights:

  • Garden is planted, including 16 tomato plants (!!!), eggplant, carrots, sweet peppers, jalapenos, squash, cucumber and herbs.  I hope it is a bountiful garden!
  • Landscaping is in progress.  I planted my lovely hydrangea in the front and planted some petunias in back for some color.  Pretty much everything will be getting a major "haircut" in the fall so that next year, we will hopefully have some pretty looking plants instead of the overgrown monsters we have now.
  • Putting the finishing touches on the bathroom and kitchen.  I have some minor things to do in these rooms, but my goal is to get them done before the housewarming party next week.  
One fun little story...I was out in the yard pulling weeds out of a big dirt pile by our garage.   This dirt was from our container garden from last year when we were renters, and at the end of the year we just dumped it in this pile.  So, back to the pulling I was going I saw something familiar and not week-like.  I thought, is that cilantro?!  I picked some and smelled it.  Yep, definitely smelled like cilantro.  The plant must have gone to seed from our garden last year, planted itself and grew with the weeds!  It was such a nice surprise to find since the cilantro plant we bought this year looks sickly and probably won't last.  Surprise cilantro!  Love mother nature.  :)