Wednesday, July 15, 2009

one this day exactly a year ago...

I was driving to Jax to meet my sweet girl (who I thought was a boy).
I can't believe it's been a year to the day since I got Ruby. So much has changed. She's gained 60 lbs (although she needs to lose those five pounds the plague us all). She goes potty outside (all by herself!), can walk on a leash (we are still working on it), and (tries) to catch balls. She really loves soccer balls and birds. Although we have our bad days (my DVD collection is permanently marked, we don't know if it was Ruby or Scooter), and the house is constantly in need of sweeping/mopping (I adore the little tumble weeds of Ruby hair that sit in the corners and blow across the hallway) she is my baby. I love my Rubykins Rubelets!

Friday, July 3, 2009

first crop...mocking me.

Some of my salad greens with some smothered steak and potatoes. I haven't bought salad in about a month and hopefully can keep it up.

I also picked my first zucchini... except it wasn't a zucchini. I've been growing cucumbers. I checked my tag. They were supposed to be zucchini. I should have been paying attention, but it wouldn't really matter because by the time I would have noticed it wasn't the right color, or shape it would have been too late to replant. And I don't know what the foliage looks like for either, since I have never grown them.
It wouldn't be a problem, except I don't like cucumbers. And I can't cook with cucumbers. This one turned out exceptional. If I liked cucumbers. I guess I have something to share with my neighbors and coworkers without having to save any for myself. But my tomatoes are coming along nicely and I should be able to pick my first cherry variety tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Quotes from the kids this weekend:
Will: "I think I have fleas. Like a dog or cows."
Kaity: "you are skinny. My daddy is hairy."