Saturday, August 07, 2010

Lazy Summer Saturday

It was a hellish week at work, and as soon as I got home last night, I think I died! Thursday was a 15-hour day, and I ended up teaching my three classes, and I sat in on three more for administrative purposes. Then, I had the day off yesterday, but I had to go sit in on an additional class (administrative again) from 8-10pm. Blah! Luckily, my boss is letting me leave early on Monday to help make up for all the additional time I've put in. That explains the previous post with all the hair pulling. As soon as the bald spots are covered over again, no one will suspect a thing.

Today has been a pretty lazy Saturday. We have one new and exciting development in the garden: tomatoes!

Yes, we have a hanging tomato plant. Not the "Topsy Turvy" but the cheap hardware store knockoff, and it seems to be working just fine. We were a little concerned because for the longest time we had lots of blossoms but no actual tomatoes. Now we have about five of the little boogers growing.

Now, my question for all you seasoned tomato growers: why the hell is one side of the plant looking dead??? We water it daily (because it dries out quickly in the 100+ degree heat). Maybe that side is getting more sun and we need to rotate? No idea.

All I know is, I'm ready for this little tart to put out so I can mix my homegrown tomatoes up with some basil and parmesan and make some fresh bruschetta!

One morning last week we had Greyson's stroller in the house (it's usually in the trunk of the car), and he's pretty happy to kick back and let the world pass by when he's sitting in it. I took him outside with me to water plants, and I think he's gonna be quite the little gardener! Ever since he was born, if he's really cranky, I can take him outside on the patio or into my mom's sunroom and he is mystified and falls asleep like a charm. Maybe I should invest in some baby gardening gloves and a blue trowel with puppies on it.

When he's in a good mood he kicks and swings his arms so hard I think he's going to take off. This was just such a morning.

The rest of my Saturday will likely be just as uneventful as the beginning of my day: clean a little, read a little, nap a little.

How's your Saturday?

Note: this post is playing double duty for Heather's Saturday Farmer's Market feature and Weekend Cooking over at Beth Fish Reads. Check 'em both out 'cause they're tons o'fun!

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