Sunday, February 20, 2011

Adventures in Gardening

This weekend was one of the best weekends. We had almost the whole weekend free to relax and rest! The weather was beautiful so we took advantage of it and worked outside to plant some trees. We have been in our house for a year, but we haven't done anything on the outside since we have concentrated so much on the inside. First thing to go were the clothes line poles. Yes, we had 2 of them still in our backyard. Greg decided do dig them up. What he found was 3 feet of solid concrete holding the poles down. Those things were in the ground FOR GOOD. They could withstand a hurricane and a tornado. At the same time.

But, strong man was able to get the job done. Way to go!

Well at least he got one pole down. The other one is just getting sawed off tomorrow. No one will ever know there is an extra 3 feet of pole hidden underground.

Next we planted 2 redbud trees. I know nothing about planting or gardening so I hope they actually bloom!

And I couldn't pass up buying a citrus tree. I would love to be able to pick fruit from the backyard. I have no idea if it will really grow or if Houston will freeze again and ruin our plans or if squirrels will have a feast on our crop.

We also planted an avocado tree. I love love love avocados. We buy them at the store every week so wouldn't it be wonderful if we could grow them in our backyard?? This could be a total fail but I am choosing to be optimistic.

We planted a bougainvillea in the front of the house, as well as some forget-me-not seeds that we got from church. I'll post pictures if they bloom. Yay for the first signs of spring!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Snow Day

I am declaring today and tomorrow the coziest days of the year. Why? Let me name the reasons.

We got early release from work today.

Tomorrow is a snow day. It is technically a "work from home" day, but that is fine with me.

Homemade cookies are in the oven. I am using the recipe my sis posted a while back. Can't vouch for the cookies yet but the dough is delicious. Don't worry I tested it a couple times. And then a couple more times.

It is supposed to snow soon and I am a native Houstonion and that makes me excited.

The Office is on tonight.

We have leftovers and homemade soup ready for tonight and tomorrow.

I brought home the extra copy of the Insanity workout video from the gym at work in case Greg and I suddenly get tired of being warm and comfy on the couch watching a movie and eating hot chocolate cookies and decide we really want to sweat a lot and become sore and exhausted.

I have pancake mix in the pantry and I am not afraid to use it tomorrow morning.

I don't know why half of this post revolves around food.

I reealllly hope Greg does not have to go in to work tomorrow.

Ok I need to get ready for the snow.