Thursday, May 31, 2012

Rainy Day

Today was a cool rainy day and so working on putting up a fence with Ike on my back was off the to-do list.  The rainy weather must have been affecting Ike's mood because he was rather fussy and clingy all day even with two naps.  His fussiness ment it would be most profitable to stay at home (rather than scrub walls at the house) and work on something what wouldn't get in the way of him constantly hugging my legs and needing frequent cuddles.  Hence I started work on the long avoided clothes sorting.  I had quite the pile of clothes on the floor in our room since the owner of this house decided that it would be a great idea to secure the closet bar into nothing but drywall.  no studs = closet bar on the floor = clothes on the floor.  Since I had a mess of clothes anyways I decided I should do some sorting and paring down.  My goal was to only have current season and currently fitting clothes in the dresser and all other clothes in one rubbermaid tub.  I succeeded with this goal which I think is pretty impressive considering the tub held all my winter clothes, maternity clothes, and postpartum clothes.  The room still looks a little rough because I need to find a new home for my fabric basket (it used to live in the closet above the now broken closet bar) ,I need to put clean sheets back on the bed and a vacuum needs to be run around the room.  For a rainy cranky day I am pretty please with what was accomplished.  I plan to finish tomorrow since it looks like another cold and rainy day is coming.
Rainy Day
Little boy needs some cuddles

Folding and sorting

All my winter clothes, maternity clothes,
and postpartum clothes fit in this tub

I found this belt that Scott made for me
 the Christmas before we started dating

My dad's old college sweatshirt that I ruined by accidentally
 washing & drying with an ink pen.I decided to cut it up into rags
 and save the center to put into my t-shirt quilt.

Looking better.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Rodent Trouble

I finally finished planting my garden last week only to discover yesterday that every single little leaf possible had been eaten.  Apparently I planted a delicious buffet for some rodent(s).  I think my mysterious destructive rodent is a ground hog because I saw one scurrying along the side fence this evening. Tonight I purchased chicken fence and I hope to get my garden surrounded before too many of my seeds start emerging.  Some of my winter squash and cucumbers have already sprouted and I"m scared that they will be eaten tonight.  I also need to purchase 30+ new tomato plants and a handful of pepper plants since it is too late in the season to restart from seed.  Thanks a lot you little rodent. Soon though I will have the upper hand!
The poor chewed on nubs of a watermelon plant

Thankfully the rodent can't touch the pear tree

Will my cucumbers last through the night?

Will my winter squash survive the ravages of the rodent?

Friday, May 25, 2012

This Moment

{this moment} - A Friday ritual inspired by Soule Mamma.
In her words: "A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember." If you're inspired to do the same, head over to her blog and leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.