Thursday, May 31, 2007
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Gee. Hm. Let me think.
I took the camera outside after getting home from work - you tell me - do I have enough? LOL
Too bad most of them are tucked in awkward places, or are between our driveway and the neighbor... The dark red one at the bottom really went gangbusters this year!!! I think I only planted these two years ago from a sampler pack? The black one didn't return this year... I'm tempted to take some before we move - hey, why should the people buying our place get ALL of them!? ;-)
This poor little guy (a summer squash) looks like much of what got planted this weekend - scrawny in a big pot, and lonely. But I'm hoping they'll all turn into big monster plants, with tons of productivity!
Considering how much the potted cherry tomato plants cranked out last summer, I decided to take a risk and put two different varieties in one pot this year... Plus each of the big tomato pots got a pepper plant and some herbs. I guess we'll see who wins!
Oh, and some of them got small flowering annuals - such as the super sweet smelling sweet alyssum here. I LOOOVE these little guys! Companion gardening helps draw in beneficiary insects to help polinate your veggies!
The herbs, all started from seed, are doing great!
Still got plenty of squash and pumpkins that are going to need to be planted SOMEWHERE!
Didn't intend to go quite so patriotic with this planting of annuals.
And don't forget the herbs! MMMM! We're having some of these on grilled chicken tonite.
Here you'll see what happens when you TRY to take one of Simon's toys away from him...
Yeah, it ain't gonna happen!
Moxie watches from the safety of a packing box...
Seems all the cats love packing for the move! Here Tucker's having some fun under a box.
Brett really didn't feel like having HIS picture taken...
Here's Moxie's "raptor claw" - she was pretty scarred- and scabbed-up when we found her on the side of the highway at just 6 wks old. Such a frail little thing too! The vet thought she had chemical burns on her feet, and to see if things were healing or just dead, they peeled off all the scabs (we felt SO awful for her!). The good news was things were pretty much ok, and weeks later she even started to grow the fur back. But it seems a small section of skin on the top of one toe - sort of the sheath for the nail - was damaged so much that it never healed/grew back. I swear this claw even looks different - bigger?! Probably just my imagination - but it sure looks evil, doesn't it!?
Doesn't bother her one bit!
And we DO think she appears to be porking out some. The girl loves her food! Most of the time she doesn't look all that big, but when she lays stretched out, it seems she has no bones and is all flab!
Oh well, she's cute and we still love her!
Check out that ass!
You have to admit, there's something really cute about kitty toes!
Saturday, May 26, 2007
"Daddy it's hot!"
Tucker doesn't usually lounge around quite so close to the kittens - I think they piled up in front of the patio door for the breeze once the sun was passing by.
Tucker: "Turn on the $*#&@*#$$(%(% air conditioning!!!"
And maybe it was crankiness from all the heat that made Simon start getting a little feisty:
Ok...a lot feisty:
Tucker tried defending himself:
But as you can see from these next photos, Simon wasn't playing fair - looks like we have a winner!
Later that evening, after a shower, a game of racquetball with Carolyn, a work out with Carolyn, another shower, and cooking dinner for Sharon, it was time to start packing some boxes for the move. Tucker wanted to help:
And the kittens are LOVING preparations for the move (not sure how much they'll love it once we move them!!). Here's Moxie, quick of the still-small pile of boxes behind the sofa in the living room (it's quite a bit bigger now!)
And Prince Simon, resting on his red leather chair...
Here's a combination of vari-colored swiss chard and bok choy, plus that stray purple leaf near the top is from a lettuce seed that got in the wrong pot.
And here's some of the spinach - they're REAL tender, and because I just tossed a handful of seeds in the pot, really close together. I think they're getting a bit leggy because they're so cramped and because we had a bit of a heatwave this week. The bok choy's also getting a little leggy - like maybe they started to bolt already?
Still, I'm hoping to make a good salad with some of these tomorrow!
We went out for a night of fun with the guys, meeting up with Dave and Jay for Winking Lizard (hot wings, burgers, etc) in Macedonia for dinner at 6:30, and then killed some time before meeting Randy, Larry, and Larry's boys Kyle and Tyler to see Pirates of the Caribbean III at 9:00.
We had plenty of time to kill before the guys showed up at the theater since dinner went faster than expect. Not a problem.
Everyone was seated, the lights dimmed, more advertisements, more trailers, and finally the movie started... I'd guess it was less than 10 minutes into the movie, and the movie stopped and all the emergency lights came on. Turns out power was out for the entire shopping area and surrounding neighborhood. (Randy and Larry saw a transformer was on fire on their drive home!)
Everyone got passes to come back for a movie some other time. Traffic wasn't too bad with police directing. We were home by 10:15. As we were getting close to home I joked with Brett that the cats would be surprised we were home so early - that they were probably having a party!
Brett let me out of the car before pulling into the garage, and as I passed by the shelf coming in the back door I grabbed a spare pack of stray beers leftover from our last parties here. So Brett came in and saw this:
(Ignore the mess - we're emptying closets, unloading bookshelves, packing etc - all in preparation for the move!)
Brett freaked out, thinking someone broke in while we were gone! LOL Ummm...weren't we JUST joking about the cats having a party!? And check out Tucker, with his eyes all aglow from the flash:
This next one looks like he's drunk, but he was actually just starting to shake his head as I took the pic....good shot! LOL
(I think he just can't handle his beer!)
Friday, May 25, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
First the Bionic Woman, and now Flash Gordon. What's next - Buck Rogers?
SCI FI'S FLASH GORDONSci Fi has provided The Continuum with a first image from its upcoming Flash Gordon series.
The image shows Eric Johnson as Flash Gordon and Gina Holden as Dale Arden.
Johnson is probably best known to comics fans from his two seasons as Whitney on Smallville.
John Ralston plays Ming in the series, which premieres on August 10.
Here's how the network describes the series: "Sci Fi's contemporized version of Flash Gordon follows the all-new adventures of Flash and his companions, Dale Arden and Dr. Hans Zarkov. Ordinary people thrust into extraordinary circumstances, they find themselves as Earth's last line of defense against the forces of the merciless dictator Ming."
"Sci Fi's contemporized version of Flash Gordon follows the all-new adventures of Flash and his companions, Dale Arden and Dr. Hans Zarkov. Ordinary people thrust into extraordinary circumstances, they find themselves as Earth's last line of defense against the forces of the merciless dictator Ming."
|5034 Kelly Ave Round 2 - The Inspection|
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Monday our condo was appraised.
Yesterday our condo was inspected.
Today we go to the house inspection.
So far everything seems fine.
Planning other stuff for this week and next:
- I've got a mountain of boxes in the office at home to start packing things into (so far the two and a half that are packed really don't count). Sharon's going to come over Thursday evening for the payment of dinner and entertainment and help me strip out stuff that I probably don't need anymore.
- Working from home again tomorrow, and the weather's supposed to be great, so that'll be nice. But I'll need to drive in to Kent for 330pm racquetball with Carolyn - our second game this week, our third game in over a year! And that's all before Sharon comes over that evening - and I need to make sure there's something super good and fast and healthy for dinner.
- Need to wrap up the freelance work for Rick's exciting new project
- Sometime this weekend we're doing Pirates of the Carribean with the guys...
- I need to start talking to lawn professionals to price getting a lawn put in (and most likely some top soil)
- I need to start thinking about scheduling movers - but that's gotta wait til Leslie (our realtor) gets back from Denmark late this week.
- There's plenty more...that's why I have a list!
And last nite I had a hard time sleeping - making mental lists (NOT good to do in bed!), running downstairs sometime after midnight to grab the combinations to get into the house with the inspector (figuring I'd forget them this morning), making sure the camera was charged, getting phone numbers, etc....
I think I maxxed out my "ooh this'll be fun" high and just hit exhaustion. I'm soooo tired today. Oh well - I keep thinking about getting to go back and look at the house again!