Thursday, June 25, 2009

my garden, dogs and backyard

Thursday, June 18, 2009

square foot gardening

I've been doing some gardening research, and I think for my first gardening experience in the new house, I'll be doing Square Foot Gardening. Easy to handle, compact, and high crop yield! Sounds good to me.

My dad already has seedlings for me, and all I'll need is a 4' x 4' box, and the compost/mulch/vermiculite mix. Oh, and a grid for the top. But I can use string until I find something better, at least for the time being.

I'm so bored with being at work today. 40 more minutes. I want to go home. I'm also sleepy, and just....done with being here. I want to go home and MOVE!

moving and gardening!

Sitting here in my office after reading Heidi's blog is always difficult for me. Her blog is very inspiring - I want to go knit, raise animals, work in my garden, sew a skirt... it's hard to sit here making plan after plan and not be able to go out right now and do it.

I love my job, but I really, really, really wish I could stay at home. I have so much I want to do.

Today after work I'll stop at the dry cleaners, then go home and load up a carload of stuff QUICK style. My friend Grande offered to loan me his minivan, which would make each trip more effective than using my Yaris. So if I can do that, I will.

The dirt in the backyard is really tough and dry, and I think I need to make raised beds for my garden. So today I'll also start looking for free wood...I have a hammer and nails, what else do I need? :P

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


I go back and forth between awesome and productive and frustrated and ineffective. I need to stop depending so much on Adam's moods to dictate which direction I go. Marina made some comment before about remembering that I am not in charge of his emotions, and I need to remember that too! I get used to him caring about all the little details, and then I get frustrated when I tell him things that yes - might be way too much detail for most people, but empirically speaking he's wanted to know them - and then he doesn't want to hear it. Grr.

Oh well. Wrote it down, done now. And cable is getting hooked up no matter how frustrating it is for whoever. ;)

We got the keys to the new place last night! I have moved in one carload of stuff, and have another carload with me now to take. I would like to have everything possible moved by Saturday, so that Saturday I can spend working on the garden while I wait for the cable guy. Sunday we'll hopefully get the big stuff moved, so that we can spend the next week cleaning out the old place.

I love moving. And it's a crazy pain. Also, Adam and I will now have a roommate, which will be wonderful (Chris is superb) but add an unknown-for-me element. We shall see!

I haven't picked up knitting in weeks, it feels like. I've been busy.

I went camping in the Sierra Nevada's last weekend - take a look at my blog at for a photographed account of that. Also my facebook has all the photos too.

Adam also graduated the police academy...woohoo!

I am not coherant right now, I keep thinking of things I need to do. So that's all for now.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

recap of my week

We still haven't heard confirmation from the landlords about when we can actually get the key. I'm really frustrated. We can't exactly start packing til we know when we can move, since we'll just be sitting amidst boxes and boxes. I packed up *some* stuff anyway...took photos off the wall, magnets off the fridge, and packed up my toiletries. I'm proud: I am getting rid of a ton of stuff, too.

Tomorrow is Adam's graduation - which means today they are doing the Pride Run - they wear their class shirts and go for a minimum of 8.5 miles. Yeesh. Then they have a class bbq, and then have "graduation practice" whatever that means. I can't believe the academy is almost done. It seems too good to be true. I hope I'm not laboring under the misconception that I'll get my boyfriend back...he seems to think that the next 6 months of probation at work will be harder. But holy cow, I don't see how that can be. At least it won't be the same kind of hard for me - the academy was all consuming and there were 60 other people to be consumed with. At work, he'll be the new guy, but it'll still be a regular *JOB* - not a lifestyle that I am locked out of.

So tomorrow I'm either driving up with Chris or my mom to Pasadena to be the proudest girlfriend ever. I got him a gift - a pair of Smith and Wesson cuffs, with his name and the date engraved. I hope he likes them. He was talking about how much he needed a second pair of cuffs, and I figured it'd be a nice way to commerorate the occasion too. Useful AND sentimental! Score!

In other non-cop related news I've been trying to go to a bunch of group classes at the gym this week - my goal was 4 different classes: step, spin, aqua and turbo kickboxing. However, I only made it to two different ones: turbokickboxing and step. I did attempt to go to spin, but they were full! Aqua I didn't go to because my elbow was hurt and I didn't want to push it. However, I liked both TKB and Step a lot and I'm going back to the Step class today.

I'm done with 1 of Rosie's striped kneesocks, and have about 4 stripes done on the 2nd one, and then lost steam. I've got to get that back out again at some point. They're not really difficult, and they're actually really fun to knit. I just put it in my art supply room, and then the entrance to that room keeps getting stacked high with boxes and junk and it's actually physically hard to get in there! heehee. So I should make a foraging expedition and get them out.

I've been feeling like I'm getting sick for the past week, and I was so glad to be in bed by 9:30pm last night. I don't feel better today, but I don't feel worse either, which is good.

That's all from me, for now. I wish we had the go ahead on the house!