Archive for November, 2007

Whip out the sledgehammer!

Monday, November 26th, 2007

I had a pretty fun weekend – I got to smash a hole through the office wall! We’re going to divide it into two rooms, and luckily I remembered in time – just before starting to build the new wall – that both rooms would need access to the outside world. (Sometimes those little details […]

Because a picture is worth a thousand words:

Friday, November 23rd, 2007

 We’re expecting! It’s too soon yet to know when the due date is, but I’m already celebrating by beginning a new construction project. I’m gonna divide the office (20′ x 10′) into two 10′ x 10′ rooms to have a little nursery! (Honestly, because this is all so new, at this point I’m even more […]

More landscaping

Monday, November 19th, 2007

It’s that chilly time of year again, when gusts of wind blow your hair in your eyes, clouds scud threateningly across the sky, and all the beautiful leaves are nearly gone. The onset of winter. Who wants to be outside in that kind of weather? Plants, of course, know that you’d rather be doing anything […]

My favorite vice…

Sunday, November 18th, 2007

Is fuzzy. And sleepy.

Garden pr0n

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

I finally got my box o’ bulbs for the spring… woo hoo! I just had to rip it open right away, even though I knew all I’d see was a few bags full of oniony-lookin’ brown lumps. I got two types of tulips, both of which I’ve grown before. El Nino has very long, graceful […]

Must-see video

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

So maybe I’m a sap (was there ever any question?) but this clip of Paul Potts, a mobile phone salesman singing on “Britain’s Got Talent”, made me laugh and cry and want to cheer. It’s not only that the pieces he chooses are so emotionally loaded, but that seeing someone so unassuming – in his […]

Newest Batch.

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

I bottled my latest batch of beer last night. Four gallons gave me about 36 bottles. I really wanted to try my hand at a chocolate beer, but stouts are generally too dry for my taste, so I decided to go with a porter. And – you know me – I can’t leave anything simple, […]