Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
Yep, I’ve been neglecting my blog.
I’ve been spending some of my Saturdays working down in our lot, clearing out the brush. We’re hoping to get started with the house soon, and I’ve been itching to do something, anything, to help the process along. Plus, there’s the added bonus of a little exercise via manual labor.
I have about
three hundred ten projects in my head that I’d like to work on, but I haven’t found the time. Or I’ve found the time, but at that point my motivation was gone, and all I wanted to do was veg out.
And my current time-suck is this puppy who was found late last week by one of my bosses at work:
Yes, I know that window is disgusting, but since Ajay’s nose is on it EVERY time someone is outside, it doesn’t stay clean for very long.
We contacted the Humane Society and learned that a “found” ad has to run in the paper for 5 days before anyone can adopt her. So, I volunteered to take her for a week while we try to find the owners. A puppy means lots of attention going toward avoiding messes on the floor and away from getting other things done.
At least Ajay is having fun with another dog in the house and he’s already teaching her the ropes.
Also ignore the crazy patterns we have going on – we’re renting and we’re very thankful for the deal we got.
We have managed to start some seeds for the up-coming growing season: some tomatoes and peppers, loufa gourds, basil, celery, and a some flowers. And by start, I mean they’re in some dirt – whether or not they’ll grow is totally up in the air. We probably wont do much else this year with everything we’ll have going on. Some broccoli and lettuce will probably be added in, and hopefully some potatoes.
We’re also preparing for our trip later this month. We will be heading back to Assateague Island for a couple nights of camping on the beach, waking up to the sunrise over the ocean and hopefully catching a few glimpses of the horses. I’ve been trying out some dehydrated meal recipes and we took a hike with our packs a couple weekends ago to get a feel for them again. Ajay came along, sporting his own pack and probably walking twice the distance we did.
Yep, that’s snow. One weekend it’s snowing like mad, and the next I get to bust out the flip flops and tank tops. Crazy weather.